Norma Sawyer Obituary

May 22, 2013

in Bridgewater,News,Obituaries,Pomfret

BRIDGEWATER — A memorial service was held on May 20 at the Bridgewater Congregational Church for Norma Sawyer, 84, who died May 16 from a motor vehicle accident on Route 4 in Woodstock.
Norma was born May 20, 1928, daughter of Cecil and Helen Howe Longe.
She was raised in Woodstock and Pomfret.
She married Edmund Sawyer on April 30, 1948. They lived the rest of their lives in Bridgewater.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Windsor Unit 25 in Windsor. She enjoyed the members of the post who made her feel at home.
She especially loved being with “her five wonderful children.” Sandra Brown and Lance Sawyer of Hartland, Deb Fish, Don Sawyer and Deanne Carvalho of Bridgewater; grandchildren, Melissa Walker, Mitchell and Stephen Tarleton, Louis and Holly Phelps, Elizabeth Fish, Chris and Mandy Mangan, Robin Sawyer, Noah and Summer Carvalho; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; and her special son-in-law Ed Brown. She is also survived by two sisters, Sue Esty and Lois Rice of Woodstock; one brother Paul Towne of Tucson, Ariz; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years; two brothers, Lee E. Towne, Jr. Charles Longe; and one sister Mary Longe Earle.
Norma basically loved life. She grew a large garden, mowed her lawns, fed the birds and bears, and her special chipmunk “Lucky.” She loved playing double king pede, kayaking, fishing, but her passion was dancing.
Those wishing may make memorial donations to the VFW, 97 South Main Street, White River Jct., VT 05001.
The Cabot Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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The Sawyer Family June 9, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Very sorry to hear about Norma. She was always smiling and lived
life to the fullest. Recently I heard that she was driving to Springfield to dance. She never grew old. I know she will be dearly missed. Thinking of you all. Susie Ditto

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