|Birth: ||Jul. 23, 1920|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 2013|
NORTHFIELD - Norma B. McLeod, 92, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at Mayo Residential Care.
A full obituary will be published in a future edition of The Times Argus.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home in Barre.
Published in Times Argus on March 6, 2013.
NORTHFIELD - On July 23, 1920, Norma (Bredoli) McLeod, a daughter of Italian immigrants, was born in Montpelier, just across the river from the granite sheds where her father worked as a granite carver. Along with her father and mother, Norma shared the home with sisters Emma (Wolynec) and Enes (Gibson).
Not long before the war, Norma's bubbly personality and love of dance and adventure caught the eye of a young Barre man, George McLeod. Son of Scottish immigrants, George courted Norma, marrying her on his return from service on Oct. 12, 1945.
George and Norma had three children: Douglas, who lives in Alto, N.M., with his wife, Elizabeth; daughter Lesley, who lives in Barre with her husband, Paul Poirier, and who is the mother of Aimee and Jeffrey; and John, who lives at Story Ranch in Las Vegas, N.M., with his wife, Cindy, and children Naomi, Rafael and Eliza.
Norma and George raised their young family in Northfield, Vt., while they worked at Norwich University. They could regularly be seen skate-dancing at the local rink, playing a round of golf, and participating in Shrine activities.
For many of their latter years, George and Norma were wrapped in the warmth of Florida's climate. Returning to Vermont, Norma lost her lifelong partner, George, in 2005. She spent a number of years at the Gardens in Williamstown and her last year back in Northfield at Mayo Healthcare.
Until the end, Norma continued to make friends among residents and staff through her humor, character and personality. She leaves behind two great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and lifelong friends. Norma will be missed.
A memorial service to celebrate Norma will be held on Saturday, March 9, at 11 a.m., followed by a reception at the First Presbyterian Church in Barre.
There are no calling hours.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Times Argus from March 6 to March 7, 2013.
NORTHFIELD - The service of remembrance and life celebration for Norma B. McLeod, of Mayo Residential Care, was held Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Barre. She died March 4, 2013, at her home.
The Rev. Carl Hilton Van Osdall, pastor of the church, led the service. Organist Alison Cheroff accompanied the congregation in the hymns, "For the Beauty of the Earth," "Rock of Ages" and "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee."
Words of remembrance were offered by son-in-law Paul Poirier and Montpelier High School classmate Olive Nicolino Franzi. The Rev. Carl also read some tribute letters from extended family.
A sharing time, fellowship and refreshment followed in the church dining room.
The interment ceremony preceded in Hope Cemetery, where the Rev. Hilton Van Osdall read the committal prayers.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, was in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Times Argus on March 12, 2013 .
Created by: Lynn J. Gauthier
Record added: Mar 06, 2013
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