Martha Prouty DeNormandie
1922 - 2010
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DeNORMANDIE, Martha Prouty Died peacefully at home on February 25, 2010 in Lincoln, MA. Born May 14, 1922 in Spencer, MA, she graduated from Bancroft School in Worcester and Wheelock College in Boston. She has been a resident of Lincoln for 67 years. Her love for her family and community, passion for justice, and warmth and generosity of spirit will be with us always. She was predeceased by her husband, Senator James DeNormandie, and her son, Newton Prouty DeNormandie. She is survived by her 6 children and their spouses, Robert and Eliana, Alice and Surendra Shah, Philip and Tina, Tom and Penny, Kate and Kevin McCarey, Vic and Carl LoChiatto; 14 grandchildren, Laura (Greg), James (Natalie), Rajen, Serena, Philip, Jack, Sam, Cole, Katherine, Elizabeth, Hannah, Caitlin, Fiona, James; and 2 great grand children, Law and Celia. A memorial service will be held at The First Parish in Lincoln 14 Bedford St., Lincoln, MA on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers gifts in her name may be made to The First Parish in Lincoln, Lincoln, MA 01773. For online guestbook and tribute visit: www.concordfuneral.com Concord Funeral Home Concord, MA, 978/369-3388


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Published in Boston Globe from Feb. 28 to Mar. 7, 2010.
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March 5, 2010
March 5, 2010
Martha brightened up the church office when she came in to do volunteer work. She had a musical voice and was a good story teller. She had a lovely sense of humor. She took time to be with people instead of rushing. She was the best.
Doug Swain
March 1, 2010
Martha touched my life with lessons of love and humility and i wish to say thank you for those lessons.I cannot begin to feel your loss of such a unique woman, mother ,grandmother. My prayers are with you at this time and may her memories comfort you.May she rest in peace.
Boney Jones-Dasent
March 1, 2010
To the De Normandie Family. Janet Huff Cutler. Mary Huff Pirrello, and Carleton Huff all extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. Your mother was such a fun and loving person and we were lucky to have her in our lives as we grew up on the farm.
March 1, 2010
I vividly remember visiting the family retreat on Cape Cod. Each time I was there I was taken by how much Martha was at one with the land and the trees and the water.

It reminded me of how my uncle Jesse was at his family farm in Byrdstown, TN. He treasured the well preserved log cabin where he was born, the new house he had built and the little family cemetery just across the road; and now he rests in that hallowed ground.

Somehow, his children have managed to preserve the farm. Another farm my parents once tended has also been preserved by my cousin, Brenda.

Unfortunately, modern medicine cannot preserve us in our prime forever. Martha’s spirit is available to those who visit her beach and her wood. The land and the plants and the trees did not always belong to Martha but she belonged to them. When I visit Uncle Jesse’s farm it is far less special now because he is not there to show me the treasures.

Yet, he helps me dig in my Newton dirt and tend flowers just as beautiful as his crops and continue to work on our old house. My uncle lives in my heart and mind and hands.

Martha has well-rooted treasures in the hearts of her children and grandchildren and her many friends. They will bloom and flower because nature has sent Martha to prepare spring.
Bill Huddleston
March 1, 2010
To The DeNormandie Family,

Please accept our condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sincerely,

Sally A. Marceline and Kevin T. Ducie
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