BARRE - Rosemary Christine White Normandeau, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
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She was born Oct. 9, 1935, in Montpelier, the daughter of Clayton and Ellen White.
She graduated from St. Michael's High School in June of 1953.
She married her high school sweetheart, Leonard Normandeau, on March 26, 1955. They lived the majority of their married life in Barre, Vt., raising six children. They enjoyed many years of family camping, most notably at Ricker Pond in Groton, Vt.
Rosemary was the author of "Eating Without a Mother Around," for those leaving home without the sense of how to cook. She was also an occasional contributor of articles for The Times Argus.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Leonard, and her children Carl Normandeau and his wife, Lauri, of York, Va., Carol Breen, of Kirby, Vt., Nancy Clough and her husband, Jonathan, of Dalton Gardens, Idaho, Kevin Normandeau and his wife, Jamie, of Hopkinton, Mass., Ellen Bowen and her husband, Russell, of Derby Line, Vt., and Daniel Normandeau, of Barre, Vt.; her grandchildren, Sean, Chelsea, Meghan, Aimee, Joshua, Rose and Justin; her brothers, David and Thomas, and their families; two special sisters-in-law, Annette Safford and Teresa Orr, and all their family. She was predeceased by a son, Phillip Normandeau, and her sister, Dorothy Rees.
There will be no calling hours. A celebration of her life will be held at the American Legion Post in Barre on Oct. 12, 2013, at noon. A later burial will be held at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, Vt.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Red Cross, 29 Mansfield Ave., Burlington, VT 05401.
Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, of 58 Summer Street in Barre, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home Inc
58 Summer St
Barre, VT 05641
Published in Times Argus from Sept. 16 to Sept. 18, 2013