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WOOLWICH -- Norma Maxine Scopino, 81, of Woolwich, passed away with her daughter by her side, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.
She was born in Bath on Sept. 25, 1931, the daughter of J. Vinal and Geneva (Barter) Hunnewell. She grew up in Woolwich and graduated from Morse High School, class of 1950.
Norma worked at Burgess Market as a cashier & bookkeeper for many years. Norma was a lady who never met a stranger, she was a people person. In 1977 she opened the Montsweag Flea Market, which is a Maine Tradition. She put her heart and soul into the flea market and loved her flea market family dearly. Better Homes & Gardens, Down East and Yankee Magazine where among the many magazines that ran articles, as well as newspaper interviews, featured stories and The Maine's Treasure Hunt TV show was taped twice at her Wednesday's antique market, also her flea market was filmed as part of a Hollywood movie scene, and even a magazine in Japan wrote about the flea market, using the photos as a hidden object game. Under her caring leadership, Montsweag Flea Market became the number one Flea Market in the state of Maine and a must stop for Maine visitors across the U.S. and abroad.
She also had a passion for nature, scenic drives was something she always looked forward to. Late night drives to Bar Harbor to Cadillac Mountain to watch the sunrise with her daughter, friends and family. Pemiquid was also favorite place of hers, and having lobster on the rocks will remain a family tradition. She spent many winters with family and friends in Venice Beach, Fla., collecting shark teeth on the beach was one of her pleasures.
Norma was a special lady, hugs were a must for all and she will be sadly missed by all that loved her.
Norma was predeceased by grandson, TJ Roupe; and step-grandson, Joshua Scopino. She leaves behind her husband of 25 years, Leo Scopino Sr.; her daughter, Gena Kilkenny and her husband Erald Jr. of Woolwich; step son, Leo Scopino Jr.; grandchildren, Norma Kilkenny and her husband Erald III of Westerville, Ohio, Eric Roupe of Woolwich; step-grandchildren, Kimberley Scopino of West Enfield and Travis Scopino of Florida; great-grandchildren, Evan, Christina and Alyssa Kilkenny of Westerville, Ohio, Natalie and Annabelle Roupe of Lewiston; step- great-grandchildren, Ryan Scopino, Leo G. Scopino and Lilli Scopino; sisters, Shirley Mosher and Carole Hunnewell, both of Brunswick; niece, Lori Bailey of Woolwich, nephews, David Moore of Kentucky, Darelle Moore of Indiana, James V. Hunnewell of Pennsylvania and Daniel Comisky of Pennsylvania; and the beloved girls, 'Gidggi' and 'Ditto' her faithful shitzus.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013, from 4- 6 p.m., at the David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 2 p.m., the Open Bible Baptist Church, 12 Lenfest Lane, Bath. A reception will follow at the church. To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit
In lieu of flowers the family requests if you would like to make a
memorial donation, to help research Glioblastoma, so there is
a cure someday, in Norma's
name, please mail to:
The Gateway for Cancer Research 1336 Basswood Rd.
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 28, 2013
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"Gena, it has been many years since I have seen you. So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I..."
- Alan Mosher
"Dear Leo and family, I was just about to call for June reservations when I read of Norma's passing. I..."
"Gena, Norma was a rare human being:one who loved all humanity with very few exceptions and was loved by..."
- Dan & Kyra West
"oh Gena still can't believe it so...even after seeing her in the hospital and at the service..."
- barbara clark
"oh, Gena, can't keep from coming back to read the posts...still doesn't seem real ...even after seeing..."
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