Joan A. Norman

Published on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 22:13


Joan A. Norman, 80, of Brookline, Mass., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.

Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Elmer M. Norman and Grace Louise (Barks) Norman. Joan was a former resident of Kensington, Conn. She was a graduate of Boston College and was a resident of Brookline most of her life. Joan was formerly employed as a manager at Sabina Belgian World Airlines before retiring. She enjoyed movies and dinner with her friends, Adrianne, Chris and Trisha. Joan loved animals, especially cats and she loved traveling, especially on her safari to Africa.

The family would like to especially thank Christine Murray for her unwavering assistance and care provided to Joan. Whether it was bringing Joan to appointments or generally checking in on her, Chris’s attention allowed Joan to be at home with Daisy, her feline friend until the end.

Surviving are a brother, Bruce Norman of Brookline, Mass.; a niece, Laurie Rudzinski, of Bristol, Conn.; a nephew, Mark Grady, of Bristol; two great-nephews, Joel Rudzinski and Kyle Grady; a great-niece, Jennifer Brester; and three cousins, Jane Gronback, Marie Lausch, and Lynn Gagnon. In addition to her parents, Joan was predeceased by a sister, Patricia Grady.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, 411 S. Main St., New Britain, Conn. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. A calling hour will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018, or to the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111. Please share a memory of Joan with the family in the online guest book at

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 22:13. Updated: Tuesday, 26 September 2017 22:16.