RANDALL Norma Ursula. Died peacefully on February 8, 2015, surrounded by her loved ones. Daughter to John and Margaret Hewson (MacLellan), decedents of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Loving wife to the late Francis P. Randall (1908-1989). Born in Savannah, GA, and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Norma settled in Boston where she married and raised her children. She began her career as a hostess in the in hotel business in the Theater District of Boston for many years before joining Boston City Hospital for over 20 years as a Medical Coder until her retirement in 1980. Proud of her heritage, she had a life-long passion to study and document her family’s genealogy. An avid reader, she was a lover of old and historic books and literature. She had an undying passion for the English Language and was an advocate for furthering education. She volunteered as a Literary Tutor at the Plymouth House of Corrections, a program designed to improve the lives of those incarcerated. She was also a Volunteer Reader for the Talking Info Center in 1990, broadcasting through WATD, Marshfield, MA, reading stories directed for the blind. Norma’s biggest passion in life was her love for her family. Her happiest times were family gatherings at Thanksgiving and Christmas. After retirement, Norma, with her husband, moved to Hyannis where she enjoyed hosting family and friends, tending to her beautiful garden, frequenting the beaches of Cape Cod and boating in the waters of Cape Cod Bay. She was an animal lover and had many dogs and cats through the years, which gave her much joy. Norma is survived by her son, John Burk, Sr. (Arlene) of Port Charlotte, FL, and daughter, Nancy Mathieu of Lake Worth, FL. Loving granddaughter, Tracy Burk of Bridgewater, MA, grandsons, John Burk, Jr., of Weymouth, MA, David Mathieu of Lake Worth, FL, Steven Burk (Delilah) of Peabody, MA and Scott Mathieu also of Lake Worth, FL. Pre-deceased by granddaughter Debra Burk-Baker of Cornish, ME. Norma is also survived by her loving cousins Monique and Mercedes Tully of Brockton, MA, her great-grandchildren, her former daughter in law, Roberta Consalvi, as well as countless friends, extended family members and all whose lives she touched. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Salvation Army on her behalf. Funeral arrangements by the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home. 4 Park Street, at NATICK COMMON To send Norma’s family online condolences please visit www.everettfuneral .com
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Published in Boston Herald on Feb. 22, 2015