After a long illness Ann passed away quietly in her sleep at CVNA Hospice House in Concord in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 23, 2017. Born Ann Louise Emerson on May 28, 1932 in Warwick, RI, the daughter of Erlon Leslie Emerson and Phyllis Marjorie Emerson.
Ann graduated in 1950, with honors from Southern High School in Baltimore, Maryland and worked as a legal secretary until she married John Delbert Knott, Sr. in 1952. After 42 years of marriage, Ann was widowed in 1994. Their children are Margaret (Knott) Whedon and husband John of Franklin, New Hampshire; John Knott, Jr. and wife Lisa of Canaan, New Hampshire ; Kathleen (Knott) Hitchmoth and husband Allan of Andover, New Hampshire; and Harold Knott and fiance Angie Cummings of Hill, New Hampshire; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.
Smart Memorial Funeral Home, 584 West Main Street, Tilton, New Hampshire will be in charge of the arrangements. Please visit the Website: smartfuneralhome.com for the full obituary, and to visit Ann’s page and sign her guestbook. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, July 29 from 2 PM to 4 PM with a short service / remarks taking place at 3 PM. A reception with refreshments will follow from 5 to 7 PM at Danbury Community Center on High Street in Danbury. A graveside burial service will take place at 11 AM the following morning at the family plot in the village cemetery on Route 3 in Woodstock, New Hampshire. Ann will be laid to rest beside her husband, John.
A Celebration of Life / Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 26 at 11 AM with the Rev. Ruth Martz officiating at Sanbornton Congregational Church, UCC on Meeting House Hill Road in Sanbornton, New Hampshire, where Ann became a member in 2007.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you kindly make a tax deductible gift to the Concord Visiting Nurses Association – Hospice House, addressed to: The Slusser Center, Concord Regional VNA, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, New Hampshire 03301 or if you prefer, donations may be made online at: crvna.org in memory of Ann Emerson-Knott. Your gift will support the wonderful ongoing care they give to those in need.