Norma L. ParrisOctober 25,2012Norma L. Parris
CHARLESTOWN, N.H. — Norma Louise (Parker) Allen Parris, 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.
She was born Nov. 28, 1921, in Springfield, Vt., the daughter of Edward and Una (Johnson) Parker.
She was a former Girl Scout leader and member of the Grange of Vermont.
Mrs. Parris enjoyed gardening, baking wedding cakes, playing games and dancing.
Survivors include five children, Rodney Allen of Panama City, Fla., Rita Meservey of Pembroke, Susan Richardson, Debra Clark and Marla Baldasaro, all of Charlestown; two stepsons, James Parris of California and Kim Parris of Florida; 23 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gilbert Parker of Allenstown; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Albert W. Allen, in 1963; her second husband, Arthur L. Parris, in 1983; a son, Gerald Allen, in 2012; two brothers and four sisters.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Charlestown Memorial Chapel, 34 Main St., where friends may call from 1 p.m. prior to the service officiated by the Rev. Susan Grant Rosen, pastor of Charlestown Congregational Church.
After burial in Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield, Vt., a reception will take place at Charlestown Congregational Church.
For condolences, visit www.stringerfh.com.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 971 AD, Southern Han war elephant corps defeated by Song Dynasty troops bowmen; in 1870, Montana, Marias massacre, U.S. kills 173 Native Americans; in 1941, Charles Lindbergh recommends neutrality pact with Nazis.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Bryanna Allen reports Castleton Downtown hosts open house, fire in Springfield leaves family without a roof of their own, suspected Bosnian war criminal trial goes to jury, Brent Curtis reports Rutland Town budget set to rise.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Bill in Legislature proposes naming beagle Vermont state dog; Associated Press looks back at year in opiate abuse; Shapiro's in Brandon soon to close after 75 years; probe shows illegal online gun sales booming.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1861, JEFFERSON DAVIS resigns from the U.S. Senate to become president of the Confederate States of America, in 1908, NYC passes law forbidding women from smoking in public; in 1968, B-52 crashes, loses H-bomb.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Aldermen debate request for $75K from Zamias Fund for Wonderfeet museum, Bryanna Allen covers CSC Spring Convocation, proponents of sugary drinks tax meet press at State House, Neal Goswami reports revenue forecast for state.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Oil prices continue to drop, good news for Vermonters who heat their homes with the stuff; Pawlet man still missing after one year, icy road make driving and walking sketchy propositions, funding for B&G Clubs announced.