Emerson Bradbury Hovey died on May 10 after an illness.

Emerson was born in Cambridge in 1925. He attended Buckingham Browne and Nichols School, and served in World War II in the Army Corp of Engineers building bridges in France.

Emerson attended Harvard, graduating with a BS in chemistry. He worked as a chemist at BB Chemical (later Bostik) his entire career.

Emerson and Nancy Carson (deceased) were married over 60 years. They lived in Wayland where they raised two children, Carson and Valerie. Later, they moved to Nashua to be near their grandchildren.

Emerson shared a family cottage on Martha’s Vineyard which his grandmother bought with his sister Evelyn Hovey Baker (deceased). They had many happy memories of large family gatherings.

He is survived by his children, Carson Hovey and Valerie Hovey McCutcheon, their spouses, and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02116; giving.brighamandwomens.org/donate.