Emerson James Rich 56 of New Bedford, passed away suddenly on March 28, 2010 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. He was the husband of Stella (Ellsworth) Rich. He was born in Bloomfield, CT and had lived in New Bedford for a short period of time. He was employed as a fisherman on various ships. survivors include his wife; his daughter Bonnie Lynn Fields of Tenn. and several other relatives. In accordance with his wishes he will be cremated.