Norma Elizabeth Smith, 92, of East Templeton, died peacefully Monday, September 20, 2021, in her home.
Born in Gardner on September 12, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ethel (Brown) Smith. She graduated from Templeton High School with the Class of 1947 and from Henry Heywood Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1950 as a Registered Nurse. Norma was a Registered Nurse employed by Norworco Health Association for 35-years until her retirement in 1992. She was previously employed by Fairlawn Hospital and Athol Memorial Hospital.
Norma was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church in East Templeton, a former member of the American Cancer Society and a former member of the Templeton Council on Aging—where she was an outreach worker. Nursing was her life, and she enjoyed helping others, including many years volunteering as a Gardner VNA hospice nurse and at the Templeton Council on Aging blood pressure and flu clinics.
Norma is survived by several cousins; her longtime friends, Millicent Bernard and family, Carol Demarest; and her caregivers.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, September 27, 2021, with a Mass at 10:00 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, 25 Lake Avenue, Templeton, MA. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 253 Archibald Street, Burlington, VT.
A Calling Hour will be held Monday, September 27, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street ,Gardner, MA.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Holy Cross Church, 25 Lake Avenue, Templeton, MA 01468 or to Ahimsa Haven Animal Rescue, 381 Baldwinville Road, Templeton, MA 01468. Please reference in memory of Norma Elizabeth Smith.