On October 7, 2021 Norma Brough passed away at age 94. Born and raised in Meriden, Connecticut, Norma moved to Baltimore to attend nursing school. She married, became Norma Brough and raised seven children. Her extended family grew to include nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was a longtime member of St. Rose of Lima Church. Crossword puzzles, board games, cards and singing Tony Bennet, Frank Sinatra and Rod Stewart oldies were some of her favorite pastimes. She could bake the most delicious pies and chocolate chip cookies! When reminiscing about her childhood she spoke with fondness about golfing with her father, her brothers mischief, and summers in Maine, especially the Schoodic Peninsula.
Mrs. Brough appreciated people with a good sense of humor, especially a "dry wit". Family focused, she would always find time in her busy schedule for every need. She knew the value of listening & keeping your secrets close to her heart. One family member said "she taught me how to shop and drive fast". Another said "She taught me to be on time, that someone always wins & someone always loses, and how to be a good person." She liked the saying: We don't remember days, we remember moments. Over the years she gave many copies of books with valuable messages, including A gift from the Sea and Winnie the Pooh.
Mom inspired two generations of family members to enter the helping professions. Her strong work ethic lives on in our family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church on Tuesday at 10:30 am. Mrs. Brough will be laid to rest in New Cathedral Cemetery in a private ceremony. Her family will plan a Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to their Charity of choice in her memory.
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