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Norma Bartholomew

LAKEVILLE —  The family of Norma Bartholomew sadly announced her unexpected passing on Saturday July 27, 2019, at her home in Lakeville. She was 88.  

A dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, Norma and her husband, Russell, retired to Lakeville 25 years ago to be closer to their young family, and spent many happy days with their grandchildren, Bryan, John, Mark and Stephen. 

Lakeville became a constant source of peace for Norma. She loved rural life, being surrounded by the Northwest Corner’s mountain ranges, its wide open vistas and beautiful lakes. 

A voracious reader, she was a regular at the Scoville Memorial Library.  Never one to be defined by a few particular interests, her inquisitive mind crossed all genres, from biography to historical fiction and literature.  Seeking adventure, Norma traveled to many places throughout the country as well as Europe.  As a result, her knowledge of many topics ran deep and her quest for learning never waned.   

Bridge was a passion of hers for many years. Norma, even in her later years, continued to play three days a week.  Needless to say, she was a formidable competitor, playing with several groups in the community. 

Conversationalist, traveler and seeker of knowledge, Norma enjoyed life to the fullest and lived every day as a precious gift. Her philosophy of life was to not put off until tomorrow what you can do today.  

“Life,” she once wrote,  “is unpredictable and our time on earth precious.  It is important to make sure we express our love and affection to our loved ones and friends as much as possible while they are still with us.”  

Her indomitable spirit and zest for life will be greatly missed.

Norma is survived by her daughter, Karen; her son-in-law, Bill; and her three grandsons, Bryan, John and Stephen Lundeen.  

Memorial donations may be made to the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Squad or to The Jane Lloyd Fund, c/o the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, 800 North Main St., Sheffield, MA 01257.

Arrangements are under the care of the Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon.