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Emma Robertson Davis died peacefully at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester, MA on November 28, 2017. She was the daughter of Mark H. Brackett and Gertrude I. (Robertson) Brackett, born on January 28,1928 in Swampscott. Emma attended Gloucester Public Schools and raised three children while working for many years at her mother-in-law's 0leana-By-The-Sea Restaurant in Rockport. She was a loving and devoted mother who was always very involved in her children's lives as a loyal fan at their sports events, an enthusiastic participant in their school activities, and an avid supporter of any endeavor they undertook. Emma later became the proud owner and operator of two popular Rockport restaurants, the Dorymate and the Holy Mackeral, co-owned with her sister Priscilla. Emma's spare time was spent with her children, family, and friends, never tiring of their company or activities. She had patience, tolerance, and unconditional love for those she knew, and behind her signature grin and smile lay a uniquely humorous and gentle nature. Emma's big heart and home always welcomed those in need of a safe haven, some comfort, or a good listener. Emma also enjoyed her favorite pastimes of relaxing at local beaches, socializing at town events and fairs, and traveling to new destinations, Emma is survived by her brother, Charles Brackett and sister, Priscilla Muniz Coull, her three children and spouses, Susan Davis Enslow and husband Russell, Frank E. Davis, Jr., and wife, Karen, and Mark Davis and wife, Robin, She leaves seven grandchildren, Clayton Enslow, Rebecca Enslow Ingersoll, Janel Davis, Ryan Davis and sibling triplets, Alexandra, Rachel, and Nicholas Davis, as well as three great grandchildren, Colby Enslow, Chelsea Brooks, and Alexander Ingersoll and her adored niece Jane Snowden, husband Joe and several nieces and nephews. Emma was predeceased by her longtime friends and partners, Frank Vegiliano and Leon Hooper. Her family wishes to express special thanks to the caring, attentive staff at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the excellent care given to Emma.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to a burial service at Beech Grove Cemetery in Rockport in the Spring. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. Online condolences may be given at: www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  November 29, 2017
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