Margaret Mary Lillian Hemmert passed away May 3, 2017 at Carolina Village in Hendersonville at age 98. She was born November 4, 1918 to the late Lawrence and Lillian (nee Haggerty) McDonough in Bronx, NY during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19. She was the wife of Joseph Hemmert to whom she was married for over 52 years. They lived in the Bronx, NY and Glen Rock, NJ where they raised four sons before moving to Hendersonville, NC in 1990. They enjoyed the Blue Ridge Mountains, gardening, and volunteering at The Bounty of Bethlehem and Meals on Wheels. Margaret and Joe were the first residents of Blue Ridge Villas in Hendersonville, where Margaret resided for over 21 years. Margaret was a lifelong New York Yankee fan, having followed the team from DiMaggio through Jeter.
She is survived by sons Douglas W. Hemmert and wife, Dianne; Clayton W. Hemmert and wife, Geri, of New York, NY; daughter-in-law, Sherri Hemmert of North Dartmouth, MA; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph John; her sons, Russell Keith Hemmert and Gordon Craig Hemmert; her sisters, Anna and Mamie; and her brother, Lawrence.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Margaret’s memory to the Council on Aging of Henderson County (http://coahc.org/donate/); Meals on Wheels (http://coahc.org/meals-on-wheels); or Bounty of Bethlehem (http://www.thebountyofbethlehem.org).
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 8 at Shuler Funeral Home. Time to be announced.
Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017
Shuler Funeral Home Chapel
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