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Barbara Norris

Barbara Jeanne Norris (Leard)

Sunday, November 7th, 1948 - Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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BANGOR- Barbara Jeanne (Leard) Norris, 71, passed away peacefully, May 26, 2020, surrounded by her children after a brief battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Samuel E. and Edna M. (Rideout) Leard.

Barbara graduated from Waltham High School, Waltham, Massachusetts and Chandler School for Women, Boston, Massachusetts. She moved to Maine in 1968 and worked as a real estate paralegal in Bangor. Barbara was a member of the Lionettes Club in Bangor and served as both Treasurer and President. She also enjoyed volunteering at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. In addition to volunteering she enjoyed walking, reading, knitting, crocheting, jumble and crossword puzzles, bowling and spending time with her family. Barbara particularly loved the water for the peacefulness it brought her while either sitting at the lake or going to the ocean to hear the waves crash against the rocks.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her sister-in-law, Jane C. Leard and best friend, Gittan Cattelle.

She is survived by her children, son, Chad R. Norris and his wife, Erika R.; her daughter, Erica J. Parker and her husband, Stephen; grandchildren, Tyler A. Norris, Connor S. Parker, Kolby A. Norris and Reegan N. Parker; brothers, Richard W. Leard and John S. Leard and wife, Elaine; special cousins, Linda Parkin and Judy Nicholas; several nieces, nephews and grandnephews.
She cherished the time with her children, grandchildren, daughter-in-law and son-in-law, and her “granddogs” and special
friends, Ginny and Barry Hodge, Bill Cattelle and family, Sandie Wainwright and Ben and Betty Ann Haskell, Peter Coulton. Barbara was thankful for the memories and lessons, as well as support, her family and friends gave to her.

A celebration of her life will be held 4-6 PM Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, Bangor, Maine 04401. Those who wish to remember Barbara in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mount Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401.
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    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    When
    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 4:00pm
    Location
    Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith
    Address
    163 Center Street
    BANGOR, ME 04401
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    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith
    Address
    163 Center Street
    BANGOR, ME 04401
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Patsy Husson

Posted at 02:17pm
My deepest sympathies to the Barbara's family. It was with great sadness to learn of her recent passing. I used to work with Barb at Rudman & Winchell. She was a great person, a valued and hard-working employee. We shared many good times at work. We had also recently corresponded on FB messenger and had planned to get together soon. I will remember her with fondness. May she Rest In Peace, and may the family find comfort in the many precious memories of her.

Patsy (Lawler) Husson
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