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Norma Brownell 1936 - 2008 HOOSICK FALLS Norma Brownell, 72, died Wednesday Oct. 29, at her residence on Saratoga Street. She resided there with her husband Malcolm. Norma was born in Hoosick Falls on May 15, 1936, daughter of Earl and Helen Kimball Brown. She was a graduate of the Walter A. Wood High School in Hoosick Falls. She was a homemaker and a life long resident of Hoosick Falls except for 22 years when she and her family lived in Delmar, N.Y. Norma was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hoosick Falls for over 50 years. She was very active at the church where she was a past Sunday School Teacher for many years and was a member of the Women's Society. She also was a volunteer for the Day Care at the First United Church in Hoosick Falls. Norma enjoyed going to garage sales, craft fairs and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend. Besides her husband Malcolm, she leaves her daughter Lynn Bort, and husband, Dale of Brewerton, N.Y., her son Keith Brownell, and wife, Lisa, of Mockville, N.C., sisters Ruth Stowell of Hoosick Falls and Marcia Allen of Union City, Calif., her grandchildren Elizabeth and Cassandra Brownell, Patrick Bort, step-grandchildren Jason Bort and Melissa, and Jean VanHoeven and Scott. Norma also leaves five step-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by a sister Joyce Leonard and two brothers Bruce and George Brown. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be Monday Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. from the First Baptist Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will be at the Gerald B. H. Solomon - Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, N.Y. Relatives and friends may call at the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 30, 2008
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