Condolence & Memory Journal

A lovely lady. I will remember her fondly. God bless.

Posted by Thomas Natola - Wilmington, MA - Family Friend   June 10, 2021

Dear Family Please accept my prayers and deepest sympathy in the passing of your family member, Norma. I am so very, very sorry. To have both parents pass in such a short time has to be so heartbreaking. I remember Norma & Arthur who were supporters and friends at the Italian Home where I ministered. Constantly they were doing good works at the Home. They were present at every event, on the Board and cheerful donators. God cannot be outdone in generosity. Today as you think of Norma, continue to see her smiling face, continue to remember the good times you shared, and always remember how much we loved Norma & Arthur. Prayers continue for you, her family and for Norma. With love & prayers.

Posted by Sister Margaret Yennock - Westwood, MA - Friend   June 09, 2021

My deepest prayers are for Norma's family as she is laid to rest. Norma was an icon in my life. She delivered Gingerbread houses to us when we were little. She brought cute little handmade Christmas ornaments. We visited the Italian Home for Children with her, Arthur, and my parents. When I was a child, she took her own time to bring my sister and I to live performances in Beverly as well as to Putnam Pantry for do-it-yourself ice cream sundaes. My parents, with 7 kids, could not do this for their youngest two, so Norma stepped up. We adored her to no end. I recall pointing to a house on Upham Street once, and I told her that I was "going to live in that house some day". I almost made it, but the house I landed in was two blocks up the street! When working with my Mom, they showed me that work REALLY could be FUN! She was classy, and dressed to the nines every day, but this classy lady would tell you the truth whether you wanted to hear it or not. As a best friend to my Mom, I listened to them laugh over funny moments, cry over sad ones, and build one another up until the very last week of Norma's beautiful life. We are so heartbroken, but the God given gift of her, Arthur, and her entire family is one that we cherish forever. I love you, Norma. You know the impression that you left with this little girl from Medford.

Posted by Lori Natola Swanson - SAUGUS, MA - Friend   June 09, 2021