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Ann Marie (Annie) Blakeslee Emott

July 24, 1955 ~ January 18, 2022

Ann Marie (Annie) Blakeslee Emott, 66, of Vero Beach, died January 18, 2022, with family at her side. Annie was born July 24, 1955, in New Haven to the late Mary and Dwight Blakeslee, of North Haven.

She lived and worked in Connecticut until soon after her marriage to her late husband William Emott in 1995. Family life took her briefly to northern California and then to Vero Beach, FL, where she raised two daughters, Erin and Alyssa. She returned to work in customer service at the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital and retired from there in 2020.

Family was the center of Annie’s universe. She loved spending time with her daughters, Erin and Alyssa, and her large extended family, many of whom have migrated to Florida. She made it a point to be at as many family gatherings as she could and was always sorry when family circumstances or the occasional hurricane prevented her from making a trip to Connecticut or Rhode Island for family occasions. She also enjoyed spending time at the beach and tending her collection of flowering plants.

Annie will be missed by her loving daughters, Erin (Daniel Dominguez) of Tallahassee and Alyssa of Vero Beach and her nine siblings, Mary Blakeslee (Laszlo Bockh) of Washington, DC, Sally (James) Kaczynski of Rhode Island, Richard Blakeslee of Connecticut, Charles (Melissa) Blakeslee of Florida, Margaret Civitello of Connecticut, Pat Blakeslee (Brooks McKinney) of Maine, Jon (Harriett) Blakeslee of Florida, H. James (Kim) Blakeslee of Florida, and Robin (Paul) Fostini of New York; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their offspring.

She is predeceased by her parents; her husband, William; and her brother, Dwight.

The family is extremely grateful to the staff of the oncology, pulmonary medicine, critical care, and emergency departments at the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital for the phenomenal care and support they extended over the last three years.

Gifts in her memory may be made to McKee Botanical Gardens, Vero Beach, or a charity of your choice.

No service or calling hours have been planned. Family will celebrate her life in Rhode Island later in the year.


Joanna Brown

February 1, 2022, 1:51 am

My thoughts and prayers to Annie’s daughters and family. I am so sad to hear of Annie’s passing. Her strength and perseverance inspired and amazed me and her witty humor was so refreshing and appreciated. She was a special lady and I will always remember her laugh.
Joanna Brown (Navigator-retired)

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