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Norma (Woellner) Weisenburger, 95 of Plainville, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by the love of her family on Monday, March 13, 2023. She is now reunited with her husband, Arthur, who predeceased her in 2001, along with many other beloved family members and friends.
Born in São Paulo, Brazil, on August 18, 1927, Norma was one of two children to the late Carlos “Charles” and Marie (Meindl) Woellner. Raised in Brazil, she spent her formative years there while also traveling to and from Germany to visit family. Norma’s family ultimately immigrated to the U.S. where she attended German and public schools in New Rochelle, NY.
Norma then met the love of her life, Arthur, while he served our country in the U.S. Navy and then later in the U.S. Army. They shared over 55 years of love and life adventures. Norma courageously raised their three children in New York, California, and Montana while Arthur was in the service. Following nearly two decades out West, they settled in Plainville, CT, in 1966, to be near Norma’s family. Together, they relished in watching their family grow for two more generations.
Norma retired from Farmington Savings Bank where she made many friends with her warm smile and bright personality, and went on to work part time for the Plainville Schools System. In retirement, Norma kept herself busy quickly becoming a friendly face at the Plainville Senior Center. She enjoyed volunteering there, greeting guests at the front desk, traveling across the country with groups, and meeting her many dear friends there for weekly bridge games.
Norma loved to laugh and make others laugh. She was a beautiful swimmer and had a special knack for spotting sand dollars while walking the beach. Norma enjoyed many performances at the Goodspeed Opera House and Bushnell Theater with dear friends. She also loved to “shop ‘til you drop” at West Farms Mall – only taking a break to enjoy lunch at Lord & Taylor’s.
Most of all, Norma was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be fondly remembered for her sharp mind – always recalling special dates and being mathematically astute. Norma’s unmatched fortitude and independence, coupled with her unconditional love, will be sorely missed. A constant presence in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, Norma rarely missed a special occasion – backyard barbeques, graduations, performances, sporting events, or weddings – as she was happiest when with family. She was also known for being the best card game teacher, back scratcher, and hand holder to her grandchildren.
A lifelong collector of angels, Norma is now the angel to her family. She leaves her children, Gail (Bill) Kron, Arthur “Skip” Weisenburger, and Jeff (Nancy) Weisenburger; her grandchildren who brought her much joy, Kari Kron, Robert Kron, Leigh (Austin) Albert, Amy (Joe) Bierbaum, Steven (Tara) Weisenburger, Erika (Ralph) Kenneth and Kurt Weisenburger; and her great-grandchildren, Jake, Josephine, Lawrence, Wynne, Joseph, Reiss, Stone, Clyde and Clara; along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was predeceased by her adored daughter-in-law Margaret in February, her brother Charles Woellner, and her cousin with whom she shared a special bond, Janet Bogue.
In lieu of flowers. Norma may be remembered with contributions to the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St, Plainville or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org/donate.
Family and friends may gather in celebration of Norma’s life on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad Street, Plainville. Words of remembrance will be shared at 1:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest with her husband privately at a later date. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com