Emma J. Squillante, 94, of Boothbay Harbor, passed away peacefully July 8, 2019. She was the daughter of Carl and Jennie Manna, born in Boston, Mass. on Jan. 2, 1925. Emma graduated from Dedham High School in 1942. She worked as a secretary for the State Street Bank in Boston, then for Wells Jewelry in Attleboro, Mass. Emma’s greatest passion in life was her family and being a mother.
She was married for 60 years to the late Anthony R. Squillante. They lived in Attleboro, Mass., later moved to New Jersey for 10 years. They finally retired to their favorite spot, Boothbay Harbor, in 1983.
Emma loved caring for her grandchildren, knitting, playing the piano and organ. She played her organ while living at the Gregory Wing, St. Andrews Village. She was active in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Boothbay Harbor. She loved people and would make them feel at home.
She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony.
Surviving Emma are her three children: daughters, Marie (Leo) Needler, of Mansfield, Mass., and Annette (Eric) Nager, of Boothbay; and son, Tony (Bev) Squillante, also of Boothbay; and her grandchildren, George (Lisa) Chalifoux and their children, Sara and J.D.; Nick (Jessica) Squillante and their daughter Alcina; Kara (Nick) Base, Sabrina (Addam) LeClair and their children Arianna and Deacon; Troy Nager (Jacqueline Garside); and Seth Nager.
A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Boothbay Harbor in the fall.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Beacon Home Health Hospice, 35 Miles St., Damariscotta, ME. 04543, for their help with our mom and in loving memory of our father, Anthony, for all the care from the Hospice Angels in our time of need.
Hall Funeral Home and Tribute Center has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, please visit hallfuneralhomes.com.