Kathleen E. Emerson of Lowell, MA

January 31, 1948 -
March 15, 2024

Funeral Details


Kathleen Evelyn Emerson, 76, a lifelong resident of Lowell, MA, died peacefully Friday, March 15, 2024 surrounded by her loving family at Lowell General Hospital.

Born in Lowell, MA, she was the daughter of the late Irving and Phyllis (Gray) Emerson.

She graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1966.  Kathleen also furthered her education at college.

Kathleen was a communicant of St. Margaret of Scotland Parish of Lowell.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, and the light of her life, Ema, her granddaughter, whom she lived with and raised until her passing.

Besides her 8 grandchildren, Kathleen is survived by her son, Daniel Souza of Manchester, NH, 3 daughters, Karen and her husband Michael Mercuri, Erika Souza, and Kerrianne Souza all of Lowell, MA; 2 brothers, Sonny and his wife, Sheila Emerson of Lowell, MA, and Robert and his wife, Eileen Emerson of Chelmsford, MA as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was the loving sister of the late Deborah Wheeler.


Kathleen’s funeral will be private.  ARRANGEMENTS BY MORSE-BAYLISS FUNERAL HOME 978-458-6841. Guestbook at www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com.

39 responses to “Kathleen E. Emerson of Lowell, MA”

  1. Sonny says:

    RIP little sister, you are now at eternal peace. Your pain and suffering is now over.

  2. Candy Costa Lynch says:

    I am saddened to read of Kathy’s passing. Please accept my condolences.

  3. Eddie says:

    Rest in peace, Kath.

  4. Louise Podanoffsky says:

    Sending my sympathy to Kathy’s family, especially, little Ema. I am so sorry about your loss. Kathy was a good friend and I will miss her, as she will be missed by many others who knew her. May she RIP

  5. Kevin Souza says:

    To Dan, Karen, Erika and Kerry I’m so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I have many good memories of her and always felt a closeness. May she Rest in Peace. Also my condolences to Sonny and Beau.

  6. Jack Rourke says:

    To Sonny and Beau and the Souza family so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  7. Tom Courtney says:

    So sorry for your loss. RIP Kathy.

  8. Barbara Worcester says:

    Dear Kathy’s family and especially Ema. I am so sorry and sad to hear about Kathy’s passing. She and I became close friends via Facebook. I am going to miss her. RIP my friend.

  9. Diane and I are saddened to learn of Kathy’s passing…. We will keep all of her Family and Friends in our thoughts and prayers….We are so sorry for your loss…..

  10. Barry and Pat Egan says:

    So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. Our condolences to the entire Emerson and Sousa family

  11. Richard says:

    Sincerest condolences to Beau and family

  12. Priscilla Fawcett says:

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Emerson family.

  13. Packy says:

    Rest in peace, Kathy, my condolences To beau,Sonny and the Souza family

  14. Gail Casper says:

    Kathy’s passing was a shock to many of us from the 1965 class of Lowell High. Now she will rest with God in heaven and be Ema’s eternal guardian angel.

  15. Joanne Price says:

    To Kathy’s family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great gal. I’m so grateful for reconnecting with her on Facebook.
    May she rest in peace. May God grant you comfort during this time. ❤️❤️

  16. Joanne Pilato Souza says:

    To Dan, Karen, Erika and Kerry and Ed.
    My deepest condolences for your loss. I have known Kathy since I was 15 and shared many happy and fun times together . We remained friends and often times were of like minds. May her memory be a blessing and may she rest in peace.🙏✝️
    With love,

  17. Linda Barnicle Henderson says:

    I am sorry for your loss Sonny, but she is free from her pain. Kathy was such a friend growing up. We had a lot of laughs from the Daley through LHS Class of 1965. She will be missed.

  18. Raelene Price says:

    Godspeed, Kathy. My sincere condolences to the family.

    • Missy says:

      Hi Todd you probably don’t remember me but I was one of kerri friends if that’s what you even want to call it..I am so sorry for your loss I’m sending condolences and sympathy to you all. My poor Emma is heart broke her nan was her everything. Can please email me I have been looking for your sister for the past 3 years and cannot seem to find her I was wondering if you had any news on her so please it in private give me an email and again sincerely from the bottom of my heart I’m so sorry if you lost

  19. Dan Emerson says:

    Condolences to Sonny, Beau and the Souza family….RIP Kathy..we had some fun times over the years and many laughs along the way

    • jennifer emerson says:

      Kathy and I had a lot of fun times together, have not seen her in a bit , but always kept in contact via Facebook . Sudden shock , and will be missed ! ❤️❤️

  20. Curtis LeMay says:

    To the Families of Sonny, Beau, and Kevin please accept my sincerest condolences for your family loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time.
    Curtis LeMay

  21. Maureen Cormier Spinney says:

    My sincere sympathies to all the family. I will remember good times from the past when our children were young and we spent fun times together.

  22. Katherine Stalker says:

    May she rest in peace. My sincere sympathies go out to Sonny,Shelia, Beau and Eileen Emerson and all the Sousa,Emerson families.

  23. Brian E. Maguire says:

    Dear Cousin Kathleen, although we didn’t see much of each other while growing up you in Lowell and me in Los Angeles, when I did return to Lowell I very much enjoyed being with you and your family, I wish we could have experienced more time together but that will have to wait until I get up there. Rest in peace Kathleen ☘️

  24. Joe Shanahan says:

    Sue and I send our heartfelt condolences to Beau, Sonny and the family. Rest in Peace Kathy.

  25. Ellen Emerson-Bates says:

    My dear Cousin Kathleen: I will always remember you, your wonderful smile and most of all those beautiful Irish eyes. May you fly home on Angels Wings and RIP.

  26. John Mc Guane says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss Beau

  27. Karen Landry says:

    Dear Kathy’s family, I knew Kathy from growing up in the highlands (on Burnside Street), St. Margaret’s church, Morey /Daley Jr. High, Lowell High School and graduated together in 1965. She was an upbeat & fun person to be with. RIP Kathy, you will be missed. Karen Landry

  28. Mike Einsidler says:

    She was a Special Person. Rest in Peace. Semper Fidelis

  29. Carole says:

    Oh Beau I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope and still pray you take care of yourself.
    Kathy was always so cheerful and friendly when I would run into her.
    ❤️🙏🏻🌺 Your family name continues in your grandchildren, enjoy!!!

  30. Maryann Gallagher-Heuser says:

    Beau and Eileen; Sonny ad Shelia; the Souza & Emerson families
    We were terribly sorry to learn of Kathy’s passing. I remember her as such a wonderful woman and she always made me laugh. May she be at Peace now and Resting with the Angels. God Bless
    Eric & Maryann

  31. Tod & Gail ODonnell says:

    Beau, Sonny,& Souza family, we are so sorry for the loss of your sister, Kathy. The happy memories on Florence Ave are forever in my heart. Your Angel will soar you above to the Heavenly Gates of Peace, Love& pure joy

  32. Sharon Maguire Richardson says:

    My condolences to Sonny, Beau and the Souza family. Kathy was a beautiful person, she is going to be missed by all who loved her. R.I.P Kathy❤️

  33. Donna Norton says:

    Kath, we have been best friends for many years. I knew your hurts and sorrows. We’ve been through so much together! I hope you get the happiness that you deserve on the other side. I will always love you and forever remember are good times together. God bless! Donna

  34. Missy says:

    To Cathy family and friends this was just shocker to hear. I wish you nothing but peace now cuz we all know you haven’t had that in years…I am so grateful to have had you in my life and may you rest in paradise and God will keep emma boo on good hands

  35. Jeannie Judge says:

    My condolences to your family on the loss of Kathy.

  36. Jeannie Judge says:

    My condolences on the loss of Kathy.

  37. Roberta Mitchell says:

    To Kathy’s Family,

    I’ve just learned of her passing. My condolences to all Family members.
    She was the person who cared and made us laugh.
    Rest in peace my friend

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