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Norma J. Bourne, 79, of State Road in Kittery, Maine, passed away on February 26th at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
Born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., she was born to the late Harold and Marion (Stratton) Raymond on Oct. 8, 1938, and is survived by her husband of almost 58 years, Robert Bourne.
Norma lived in Rochester, N.H., for 18 years before relocating to Kittery, Maine nine months ago. She worked as a retail manager for Caldor Department Store and Kidsport USA for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rochester, N.H., for many years where she served as a Layleader, and then a member of the Berwick United Methodist Church. As a military wife she greeted the planes of returning veterans in Ohio for years, and was an avid reader and talented knitter for most of her life.
Survivors include her son, David A. Bourne and wife Rebecca of Newburyport, Mass., and sister Barbara S. Gadbois and husband Donald of Omaha, Neb., and only granddaughter Melissa, in addition to many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister, Nancy Stratton of Florida and survived by Nancy's husband, John Eramo.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 4th at 1 p.m. at the Berwick United Methodist Church, 37 School Street, Berwick ME 03901, and a private inurnment will take place in Boscawen, N.H., at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Norma's name may be made to the March of Dimes, https://www.marchofdimes.org.
Funeral arrangements are in in the care of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 S Main Street, Rochester N.H.
To sign the online guest book please visit www.edgerlyfh.com
Published on March 1, 2018
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