ROCKPORT – David Merton Emerson, 73, passed away peacefully at his home in Rockport Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021.

David was born May 18, 1948, in Hallowell, to James and Marjorie (Flagg) Emerson.

He is survived by his wife, three children, a step-son, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

David joined the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion (Seabees) after graduating from high school and served from 1968 to 1980. Following his service in the Navy, he worked a variety of construction jobs for 34 years before working for the City of Rockland, where he retired after 15 years of working at the dump.

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