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Norma Jean Mallette Wood Cummiskey

Formerly of Horseheads, NY - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 9, 2018 with her family by her side. Norma was born in Elmira, NY on September 1, 1929 to Glendora and Allan Mallette Sr. She graduated from EFA and achieved an Associates Degree in Business from Elmira College. Norma is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Louis C. Wood Jr. and 2nd husband, William Cummiskey; brother, Glendon Mallette, and sisters-in law, Sylvia, Doris and Teresa Mallette. Surviving her are her children: Karen Clark Romans (Carl), Maryellen Wood (Connie), Christopher A. Wood (Alyssa) and Stephen J .Wood (Lori); beloved grandchildren, who affectionally called her GG: Jason T. Clark, Julie M. Wicher, Bryan A. Clark and Amber B. Marks, Matthew L. Wood, Brett Wood, Lindsay Minatree, Mitchell Wood, and Amanda M. Denson; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brothers, Allan Mallette Jr. and Ronald Mallette. sister-in-law, Doris Lilley Quinn; several nieces, nephews and special care giver, Alicia Prunier. Norma was a resident of Horseheads, NY for 62 years. She worked full-time at her banking career for more than 50 years. Serving as Bank Manager at area Marine Midland branches and later at First Federal Savings Bank. She spent many years pursuing her love of horse back riding. She devoted her retired years to book keeping at her daughter's hair salon, and being a tireless hair model for many aspiring hairdressers, while they were taking the NY State Cosmetology Boards. Norma held a huge space in her heart for animals and wild life. Once she said, she could not understand how anyone could not believe in God, as she watched the white deer in her back yard at night. She was in awe of their magnificence. Norma is preceded by all her beloved fur babies: Candy, Angel, Sammy, Frankie and Simon. Norma's Family extends heart felt thanks to Elderwood @ Waverly 4th Floor Nursing Staff, Care Givers and Rehab, for their loving efforts and dedication to Norma's health, well being, and quality of life. Memorials may be sent to the Horseheads Community Animal Shelter. Norma was a devote Catholic. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Casimir Church, Elmira, NY on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 1PM with Rev. Scott Kubinski. She will be laid to rest at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira immediately following. Condolences and words of comfort may be expressed in Norma's Book of Memories at www.sullivansfuneralhome.com
Published in Star-Gazette from Aug. 11 to Aug. 13, 2018
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