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GUILFORD and STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. - Mary Emhoff-Thiesing, 100, entered into eternal life on Feb. 16, 2004, at her daughter's home in Guilford, where she resided since the year 2000. Mary came to Stafford, Conn., from Greenpoint, N.Y., as a young bride in 1922, where seven sons and two daughters were born. She was predeceased by John J. Emhoff and Rudolf Thiesing; a son, George R. Emhoff, killed in action in Korea; a son, Thomas P. Emhoff and his wife, Frances (Luchon); a daughter, Dorothy A. (Mihaliak); and a grandson, Robert L. Emhoff.

She is survived by five sons, John L. Emhoff and his wife, Maude (Meyer), Lawrence M. Emhoff and his wife, Eleanor (Dalpian), James P. Emhoff and his wife, Nancy (Fontanella), Henry E. Emhoff and his wife, Janice (Tiziani), all of Stafford Springs, Conn., William J. Emhoff and his wife, Florence (Hathaway), of Wellington; and one daughter, Barbara H. (Emhoff) Morin of Guilford. Mary is also survived by a devoted sister, Teresa (Tadler) Schmidt of Greenpoint, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mary was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Strazza-Tonoli-Emhoff Post No. 26 of Stafford Springs, Conn., where as a Gold Star Mother, she served as Chaplain for more than 30 years. In her later years as a member of the Senior Citizens Club, she initiated the making and donating of hundreds of crocheted lap robes and afghan's for residents of convalescent homes. Mary was particularly devoted to hospitalized veterans and was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mary enjoyed the social activities and travel in these organizations and the company of many friends. She was a faithful member of Saint Edward the Confessor Church.

In accordance with her wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Edward School, 6 Benton St., Stafford Springs, CT 06076. There will be no calling hours. Family and friends will celebrate her life at a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Saint Edward the Confessor Church, Stafford Springs, Conn. Burial will take place in St. Edward Cemetery. Local arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home.

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