Norma M. Howland
Norma M. Howland
WINDSOR — Norma Madelene Howland, age 94, died Friday, February 1, 2013, at The Pines at Rutland.
Ms. Howland was born in Hubbardton on June 16, 1918. She was the daughter of Fred and Catherine (Walsh) Howland. She was a graduate of Brandon High School, class of 1937. She had worked as a telephone operator for New England Telephone in Brandon and Rutland and later was transferred to Windsor. She continued working for the phone company until her retirement in 1979, following more than 36 years of service. She enjoyed traveling, sewing and arts and crafts. She was an accomplished painter in oils.
Surviving is her sister-in-law and care provider, Elizabeth Howland, a brother, Wayne Howland and his wife Sylvia, all of Brandon. Several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, great-grandnieces and nephews, and cousins also survive her. She was predeceased by her brother, Donald F. Howland, and her sister, Mary C. Howland.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Ruel Tumangday, parish administrator, will be the celebrant. A private graveside committal service and burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Following the ceremony, the family will receive friends in the church parish hall for a time of fellowship and remembrance.
Friends may call at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon on Thursday, February 7, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, may be made in her memory to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Restoration Fund, 38 Carver St., Brandon, VT 05733; or to The American Heart Association Vermont Affiliate, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495.