NORTHFIELD - Norman Edward Sears, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.
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He was born in Northfield on Feb. 22, 1933, the son of Walter and Jessie (Sayers) Sears. He attended school in Montpelier and Northfield.
He married Beverly Plastridge on July 14, 1962, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield. She died Oct. 19, 1994.
He worked virtually his entire career at the Moot Wood Turnings factory in Northfield Falls, retiring after more than 35 years. He also owned and operated a lawn care business in the Northfield area.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.
He enjoyed cooking, sewing, card playing and playing the maracas.
Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Hunt and Robin McKenna, both of Northfield; a brother, Kenneth Sears, of Northfield; three sisters, Lucy Hovey, of Litchfield, Conn., Nada Kelley, of Berlin, and Helen Thompson, of Barre; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Therber, and a brother, Howard Sears.
The family will conduct a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at the Elmwood Cemetery in Northfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northfield Senior Center, 168 Wall St., Northfield, VT 05663.
Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield assisted with arrangements.
Published in Times Argus on Oct. 21, 2011