Rosemary (Gilday) Norwood

Rosemary (Gilday) Norwood, 80, wife of the late Richard Norwood of Vernon, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.

Rosemary was born on May 20, 1933, in Oxford, N.Y., to Cecil and Pauline Gilday. She attended the Oxford Academy and married Richard Norwood in upstate New York, where they lived until settling in Manchester in 1965, where they raised their three children. Rosemary was a talented homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her family and home. She will be remembered as a compassionate, generous, kind heart, with a sweet, maternal quality. When her children left home for college, Rosemary's passion for educating and entertaining kids earned her a job as a teacher's aide at the Manchester Early Childhood Learning Center, where she worked for several years. Rosemary enjoyed vacationing at Rhode Island beaches and attending family reunions in New York. She was happiest doting over her grandchildren and cats. Rosemary was also a skilled bowler and loved shopping flea markets and antique shops for collectibles.

Rosemary is survived by her daughter, Mary Ellen (Molly) Evans and son-in-law, Tom Evans, of Wilmington, Del.; daughter Tracy Norwood of Clearwater Beach, Fla.; son Lee Norwood of Clermont, Fla.; her two grandsons Alexander Evans and Jacob Norwood; and her sister Holly Bradford of Milford, Mich.

A private family service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kitty Angels of CT:

Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 1 to Nov. 5, 2013