John F. ‘J.J.’ Emerson, Jr., obituary

Posted:  Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

John F. “JJ” Emerson, Jr., 31 of Cushing, passed away after a brief illness on November 20, 2017 at his home in Cushing.  He was born on September 30, 1986 in Rockport to John F. Emerson, Sr. and Darlene Benner Griesenbrock.

JJ grew up in Waldoboro and attended local schools.  He graduated in the Class of 2005 from Medomak Valley High School.

He loved hunting, fishing and trapping, pretty much everything to do with the outdoors.  He was great at grilling and cooking.  JJ enjoyed the car racing at Wiscasset Speedway.  He was a class clown, always funny.  He was a big supporter of his family and friends.  JJ had a big heart and loved his wife and son very much.  He called his grandmother every day.  He was clear spoken, a straight shooter, but genuine and sincere.  JJ also loved animals very much.

He is predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Francis Emerson.

JJ is survived by his wife, Alisha Mills-Emerson, of Cushing, mother Darlene Griesenbrock and her husband, Jan, of Waldoboro; father John F. Emerson, Sr., of Waldoboro; son Trapper John Mills-Emerson, of Cushing; sister Katie Emerson, of Waldoboro; maternal grandparents, Robert Benner, of Waldoboro, and Charlene Benner, of Brunswick, and paternal grandmother, Hilda Emerson, of Belmont.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro, Maine

A celebration of life will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro, Maine.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Trapper Mills-Emerson Educational Fund  at The First, 1471 Atlantic Highway, Waldoboro, ME  04572.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Hall’s of Waldoboro.