Official Obituary of

Emily L Feener

March 18, 2024

Emily Feener Obituary

Emily L Feener, a retired nurse of 45 years, passed away on Monday, March 18th, at the age of 96.  Emily was born in Malden in 1927, the daughter of Robert and Vivian (Barringer) Feener. She was raised and educated in Malden, graduating from Malden High School.  She attended Boston University where she received first her Bachelor’s Degree and then her Masters in Nursing.  Over her years as a nurse, she worked at Malden Hospital, Haynes Memorial Hospital, and the Boston Medical Center, and then retired from Salem Hospital as the Director of Nursing.  In addition, she was a Nursing Educator at both Malden Hospital and Salem Hospital. 

Emily loved to travel with both family and friends, and was a wonderful baker who would spend weeks making each person’s favorite cookies or fudge at Christmas.   She was a strong independent woman throughout her life.  The family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks Emily’s caregivers from ABC Home Healthcare, including Caitlin Murphy and Juliana Samedi.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Robert Feener and wife Joan Puccino of Medford, Kristine Hoggatt of IN, James Hunter and wife Maryellen of Lawrence, Jackie Rockel and husband Spencer Davis of NH, Gordon Feener and wife Susan of Melrose, Joan Millar and husband Mitchell of NC, Susan Feener of NC, and Dr. Edward Feener and wife Dr. Arije Ghannam of France, as well as many other great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Emily was preceded in death by her siblings, Robert Feener, Mildred (Ruth) Bruen, and Gordon Feener.

Funeral services will be held at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 26 Washington St, Malden on Sat, Mar 23rd, at 11 AM with visitation beginning at 10 AM.  Interment to follow in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. 

In lieu of flowers,  please consider donating to The Vivian R. and Robert J. Feener Memorial Fund at Boston Medical Center. Contributions can be made at You can also mail donations to Boston Medical Center - Office of Development, 960 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02118.

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March 23, 2024

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Funeral Service
March 23, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Paul&rsquo!s Episcopal Church (Malden)

March 23, 2024

11:54 AM
Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden


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