BELMONT — Edward Irving Emery, 86, passed away of natural causes at the Harbor Hill nursing home in Belfast Aug. 10, 2021. He was born April 26, 1935, in Farmingdale, the son of Clyde and Eleanor Smith Emery.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Barbara Norwood Emery. A graduate of Hallowell High School, Ed went to work for Central Maine Power Company in Brunswick. After 30 years, he transferred to the Belfast CMP station as manager of the line department.

Ed and Barbara made their home and raised their three children in Bath before moving to Belmont in 1987. Ed was an active lifelong Mason. He was a member of the Quantabacook Lodge in Searsmont.

Ed enjoyed hunting, fishing, walking his woodlot and playing cribbage with his wife, Barbara. He was a wildlife enthusiast who banded birds for the USGS in the late 1950s and 1960s. Edward had a large network of friends, coworkers, and family whom he enjoyed helping with any task that needed to be done. Donating blood was a priority in Ed’s life and he donated the maximum amount throughout his younger days.

Edward was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Walter. In addition to his wife, Barbara, he is survived by his brother Robert Emery of Augusta; his sons, Rickie Emery of St. Petersburg, Fla., Timothy Emery and his wife, Marsha, of Wiscasset, and Thomas Emery and his wife, Celeste, of North Yarmouth; six grandchildren, Benjamin, Jacob, Lauren, Isaak, Siana and Marinna; his three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at the Hillside Cemetery in Belmont. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.