2015-10-23 / Obituaries

Norma Lawrence

Norma M. Lawrence, 79, of Kennebunk and recently Sanford, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. Norma was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, on June 2, 1936 to Joseph A. Leblanc and Anna (Goguen) Leblanc. She moved to Gardner, Massachusetts, as a baby.

Norma was raised in Gardner. She married George Lawrence on Aug. 13, 1955. They continued to live in Gardner for a while then relocated to Maine, settling in Kennebunk where they stayed for many years. Norma relocated to Sanford two years ago to be closer to her son and daughter.

Norma was a bookkeeper for many years after high school. She later stayed home to raise her five children. Upon returning to the workforce when her children were older, she first worked at Morningstar for many years. After Morningstar, Norma returned to the work she loved – bookkeeping and accounting at various places in Kennebunk and Arundel. Her last place of employment was RiverRidge in Kennebunk.

Norma was predeceased by both her parents, her two younger siblings, Nancy Hanks and Donald Leblanc, her husband George, and three of her children, Susan Cole, Donna Trude and James (Jimmy) Lawrence, along with many close friends including Jeanne Lamarand, Helen Cormier, Gertrude Soucy and Irma Lord to name a few.

She is survived by her son, William “Bill” Lawrence and his wife Diane; her daughter, Linda Frederick and her husband Bill; 10 grandchildren: Michelle, Roxanne, Sandy, Ryan, Angela, Nathan, Heather, David, Caleb, and Steven; and by 11 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the Gosnell Hospice House for all they did for Norma and all of us during her last few weeks.

Visiting hours were held Oct. 15, 2015 at Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Oct. 16, 2015 at Holy Spirit Parish/ St. Martha’s Church. Burial followed in Hope Cemetery, Kennebunk. Should friends choose, donations to your favorite charity in Norma’s name are a nice way to honor her.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Norma’s Book of Memory Page at www.bibberfuneral.com

Arrangements in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.

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