Obituary For Norma Louise (Hall) Wright: A Cherished Life Remembered 2024


Obituary: Norma Louise (Hall) Wright

Obituary: Norma Louise (Hall) Wright

Beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Community Member

Norma Louise (Hall) Wright, a cherished mother, devoted grandmother, and active member of the Mt. Vernon community, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2024, at the age of 77. Her passing leaves an irreparable void in the lives of her loved ones and the community she held dear.

Early Life and Education

Norma was born on May 18, 1946, in Augusta, Maine, to Milton and Barbara (Richards) Hall. She grew up in Mt. Vernon and attended Winthrop High School, where she excelled in her studies. Norma went on to pursue higher education at Thomas College in Waterville and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1968. Her academic achievements made her the first college graduate in the Hall family, a testament to her determination and hard work.

Teaching and Career

After graduating from college, Norma embarked on a brief teaching career at Rangeley Lakes Regional School. However, her life took a new turn when she married and started a family in Waterville. In 1976, she returned to her hometown of Mt. Vernon and began her long-standing career at Saunders Manufacturing in Readfield.

For over three decades, Norma dedicated herself to her work at Saunders Manufacturing, where she established strong bonds with her colleagues. She was known for her professionalism, work ethic, and unwavering commitment to the company.

Retirement and Community Involvement

Upon retiring from Saunders Manufacturing in 2011, Norma embraced the next chapter of her life with her characteristic enthusiasm. She spent her newfound free time pursuing her passions, including flea markets, lawn sales, and gardening. Norma had a green thumb and took great pride in her vegetable garden, where she grew an abundance of fresh produce that she generously shared with family and friends.

Norma was also passionate about antiques and could often be found browsing local shops for hidden treasures. Her love of animals, especially her beloved chipmunks, brought her immense joy. She was a regular customer at Sitoo George’s Restaurant in Waterville, where she met Robert “Bob” Laney in 1984. Bob became Norma’s lifelong love and companion, and their relationship would span nearly four decades until her passing.

Legacy and Remembrance

Norma will be forever remembered for her unwavering love for her family. She cherished being a mother and grandmother and was known for her unwavering support, kindness, and generosity. Her grandchildren, Evelyn and Kassidy, brought immense joy to her life, and she was affectionately known as “Mamie” to them.

Norma’s passing is a profound loss for her family, friends, and the entire Mt. Vernon community. Her unwavering optimism, infectious laughter, and compassionate spirit will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She will be remembered as a woman who lived her life to the fullest, leaving an enduring legacy of love, kindness, and resilience.

Funeral Arrangements

As per Norma’s wishes, a funeral service will not be held. Instead, a graveside service will take place on June 14 at 2 p.m. at the Bean Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. All are welcome to attend and pay their respects. A gathering to celebrate Norma’s life will be held at her daughter Jennifer’s house immediately following the burial.

The family of Norma Louise (Hall) Wright extends their heartfelt gratitude to the cardiac teams at Maine General in Augusta and Maine Medical Center in Portland for their compassionate care. They would also like to express their sincere appreciation to the members of the Mt. Vernon Rescue Department and Winthrop Ambulance Service for their assistance.

In Memoriam

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Norma’s memory to the Mt. Vernon Rescue Department. Norma’s legacy will live on through the continued support of her community, which she held dear throughout her life.