, Salem, MA

May 20, 2013

Erdine E. Emerzian, 86

Danvers, MA — Erdine E. (Bryant) Emerzian, 86, of Danvers, passed away at Woodbriar of Wilmington in Wilmington, Mass., on Saturday, May 18. She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Emerzian.

Born in Lynn, she was the oldest child born to Catherine and Robert Bryant.

Erdine, also known as Betty or Deanie, is survived by her five loving children, Holly Serevitch and her husband, Jim, of Reading, Jack and his wife, Cindy, of Rowley, Peter and his wife, Shirley, of Windham, N.H., Steve and his wife, Donna, of Boxford and Wendy Campbell and her husband, Kelley, of Conway, Ark.

She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Justin, Ryan, Doug, Matt, Craig, Sarah, Pete, John, Jen, Brad, Ashley and Zach, as well as six great-grandchildren, Michael, Anna, Emma, Jimmy, Tommy and Evie.

She is survived by her brother, Bob Bryant; and her sisters, Peggy Blomster, Becky Dana, and Elaine Kalapinski. She was predeceased by her sister, Ann Fleenor, and her brothers, Norval Bryant and Donnie Bryant.

Erdine was a loving wife and devoted mother. She enjoyed attending beano and bowling at Sunnyside. Erdine loved to travel with her husband John, their favorite trip was to Hawaii.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, May 22, at 9 a.m. at St. Richards Church in Danvers, Mass. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mackey Funeral Home, 22 Conant St., Danvers, MA. Burial will be in the Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) at For information, see