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Emma McKoy, 87, Of Stamford

STAMFORD, Conn. – Emma Lee McKoy of Stamford died Aug. 2. She was 87.

McKoy was born April 5, 1924, in Sanford, N.C., to Adline Douglas and Shellie Judd. She was raised in North Carolina before relocating to Stamford with her former husband, Silas "Bill" McKoy.

She was affectionately known as "Mema." Her family said she was a born caregiver and her mantra was to "always do your best."

McKoy is survived by three children, Lester McKoy, James (Susan) McKoy and Ester (Robert) Tinsley, all of Stamford; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Calling hours are from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Leo P. Gallagher and Son Funeral Home in Stamford. There will be a service at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Long Ridge Union Cemetery in Stamford.

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