Remembering Norma Otis Park, June 16, 1938- October 26, 2021

Norma Park, second from the left
One of our community's most beloved community members, Norma Park, has passed away. 
 
A longtime member of the Farmington Historical Society Norma worked very hard to build and strengthen the society and was one of the three members who proposed, researched, published, and marketed the Images of America: Farmington NH book. 
 

Norma had an enormous, diverse, personal glass and ceramic collection. She invited me to see when I first became curator of the museum. It was very generous of her to do so.  Long ago she donated part of her personal Farmington, NH  souvenir ceramic collection to the Museum of Farmington NH History. Enough vases, plates, and other memorabilia to fill an entire case!

Her generosity, dedication, wit, and intelligence will be missed by all of us.

 

Obituary - Norma Otis Park

Farmington - Norma O. Park of Farmington, NH passed away peacefully at home on October 26, 2021.

Born June 16, 1938, daughter of Ernest and Evelyn Glidden, she resided almost all of her life in Farmington, NH. Norma enjoyed basketball in her youth and was a proud graduate of Farmington High School, class of 1956.

Norma married the love of her life Bob on March 23, 1956. The two spent time on both the East and West coast while Bob was an active member of the United States Air Force. They eventually made it back to her beloved hometown of Farmington. Her greatest joy in life was raising her three children Cathie, Mitch and Mike. Norma was also a beloved grandmother to her three grandchildren Katrina, Ashley and Mikey.

Throughout her life, Norma worked at a local shoe factory, helped her husband Bob with errands and bookkeeping for his automotive and towing business and took great pride in being a bail commissioner for local police departments.

Norma enjoyed antiquing, bingo, and playing cribbage with her family. She was an active member of the First Congregational Church, Farmington Woman's Club and the Farmington Historical Society. She also loved spending time at Wells Beach with her family.

Norma was known for her sense of humor and dedication to helping those in need. She always exhibited a resilient strength throughout her life and did whatever was needed to help support her family.

She is preceded by her parents Ernest and Evelyn Glidden, father and mother in law Everett and Lois Park, son Mitchell Park, nephew Lance Tarmey and niece Norma-Jody Tarmey. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years Robert Park, daughter Cathie Shepherd and her husband Don, son Michael Park and his wife Lisa, daughter in law Bonnie Park, sister Natalie Jones, niece Fern Brennan, niece Lisa Tarmey, three grandchildren Katrina Reible, Ashley Davis and Michael R. Park, three great grandchildren Brody, Evelyn and Kane and many great nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery in Farmington on Saturday, November 20th at 1:00.




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