Emily (DeBrum) Child passed away at home on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife to the late George Child. They were married for 66 years. Born 93 years ago in Taunton to the late Julia (Fernandes) and Marcelino DeBrum. Emily was raised and educated in Taunton, and she worked as a Nurse’s Aide for many years for Marian Manor and Taunton Visiting Nurses Association.
Emily was quite the dancer, she enjoyed country and western dancing with her late husband. She was a great cook and loved traveling especially to New Hampshire. Emily was a simple and bubbly woman who loved life and cherished the time she spent with her family.
Emily is survived by her loving children, Adrian Barboza and significant other Francis Abren of Berkley, George Child and his wife, Carolyn of Taunton, Eugene Child and longtime partner Sandra Ricard of Taunton, Steven Child and his wife Susan of N. Woodstock, NH., Glenn Child and his wife, Melanie of Bethlehem NH, Beverly Simas and her husband Charles of FL, Donna Child and longtime partner Thomas Ruel of Wareham, Thomas Swisher and wife Debbie of Dighton, James Swisher and his wife Linda of Virginia, brother Frank DeBrum, sister; Marie Booth and twin sister; Rita Kusek, thirty one grandchildren, fourty-five great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her late husband and parents, Emily was predeceased by her brothers; William and Edwin DeBrum and sister; Ricarda Repoza.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 from 9AM-12PM at the Riendeau Mulvey Funeral Home, 467 Bay Street, Taunton, MA 02780. A Funeral Service will immediately follow in the funeral home at 12PM. Interment will take place at Cedar Knoll Cemetery, 175 Staples Street, East Taunton, MA 02718. For directions or to leave Emily’s family an online condolence please visit www.r-mfh.
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