Norma (Howard) Bennett (1928 - 2018)

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    - Ann Rathbone
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Norma Louise (Howard) Bennett, 89

GORHAM - Norma Louise (Howard) Bennett, 89, died Sunday July 8, 2018, at the Gorham House. She was born Dec. 27, 1928, a daughter of Hermann and Gertrude (Hannible) Howard.

Norma grew up in Belmont Massachusetts and was a 1947 graduate of Belmont High. She attended Westbrook College, where she met her husband Tom, and graduated in 1949. Norma enjoyed many hobbies including hiking, skiing, tennis, quilting, knitting, birding, and gourmet cooking. A founding member of the Down East Ski Club, she was a compassionate woman that loved to take care of others and tell a good story. She will be remembered as the neighborhoods favorite mom with her trademark wink and her keen sense of humor.

In addition to her parents Norma was predeceased by her loving husband of 64 years Thomas T. Bennett Jr.; brother, Albert A. Howard; and sister, Janet H. Waters. She is survived by her children, Jody Bennett of South Portland, and Peter Bennett of Gorham; and a grandson Aaron Bennett of Nevada.

Many thanks for the loving of Norma go out to Individual Care of Maine Staff Tari Jennings and Audrey Doyle, and VNA Hospice. The family would also like to thank the staff at the Gorham house for their kindness.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m.Wednesday July 18, at Eastern Cemetery, Main Street, Gorham. To express condolences or to participate in Norma's online tribute please visit

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from July 12 to July 13, 2018
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