Emma (Zeffer) Drysdale

WATERVILLE – Emma (Zeffer) Drysdale, 97, recently of Waterville, passed away peacefully on Jan. 28, 2021, at Lakewood Northern Light Continuing Care in Waterville. She was born in Edison, New Jersey, on Aug. 3, 1923, the daughter of Peter and Juliana (Tompa) Zeffer.

Emma lived in the Metuchen and Edison area of New Jersey most of her life, marrying Gordon W.R. Drysdale and raising her family there. Family was most important to Emma. She was a member of The Ascension Lutheran Church of New Brunswick, N.J., and worked at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital for many years, retiring in 1994. She moved to Sarisota, Fla., in 1998 and then to Waterville in 2005.

She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Cohen and husband Paul of Orono; son, Gordon R. Drysdale and wife Nancy of Fairfield; grandchildren, Danette Baltutis and husband Tony of Azle, Texas, G. Edward Drysdale and wife Rebakah of Auburn; three great-grandchildren, Emma and William Drysdale and Kate Kirchner; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon; four sisters, Julia Kalman, Edith Bascelli, Margaret Margolis and Irene Anderko.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Lakewood for the excellent care given to Emma for the last two years.

At Emma’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Franklin Memorial Park Mausoleum in North Brunswick, N.J.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan and Scott’s Cremation and Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

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