September 22, 1933 - April 13, 2014
Obituaries » JOAN BOTT
BOTT, JOAN EMERY, 80, of Brookfield, died April 13, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Sept. 22, 1933, in Morristown, N.J., the daughter of Joseph J. and Mary L. (Demarest) Emery. She lived in East Brookfield for the past 56 years and had been active in the community and church. Joan was a partner with her late husband, Richard L. Bott Sr., in their own business, Richard L. Bott Plumbing & Heating. She loved politics and was the chairman of the Democratic Party for Brookfield. She was a justice of the peace, loved reading, learning about history, a good yard sale and finding a great deal. A kind and giving person, Joan raised six children and opened her home to several others. Her husband of almost 60 years, Richard, died in 2010. She was also predeceased by a daughter, Donna. Members of her family surviving include five children: Richard L. Bott Jr. and wife, Sarah Hardy, of Andover, N.H., Sharon Gordan of Brookfield, Michael and wife, Laurie Bott of Randolph, David and wife, Tonya Bott, of Brookfield, and George Bott, of Bradford; four grandchildren; three siblings, Mary Lou Wilson, of Hackettstown, N.J., Joseph Emery, of Milton, and Elizabeth Morrison, of Palm Coast, Fla.; nieces and nephews.