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Abbie C. Norris

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Laconia, NH-----Mrs. Abbie C. Norris, 93, of the Congregate Living Center, Taylor Community, died on Wednesday, June 23, 2004.  She was the widow of Lionel Norris who died in 1991.

Mrs. Norris was born June 6, 1911 in Groton, Connecticut, the daughter of Harvey F. and Fannie B. (McNeely) Wilmarth.

Mrs. Norris lived in Fairfield, CT for several years and was secretary at the Andrew Warde High School for fifteen years, retiring in 1971.

 In 1971, she moved to Laconia, NH and was an active member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith, NH.  Later she became a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gilford, NH.  She was a volunteer at the Lakes Region General Hospital and at Woodland Heights School for many years. 

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John C. & Sandy Norris of Silverdale, Washington; a daughter, Elizabeth Norris of Meredith, NH; three grandchildren, Christopher French of Goffstown, NH: Kathleen Norris of Brookline, MA and Sarah Norris of Silverdale, Washington; one great grandchild, Jordyn French of Goffstown, NH and several nephews and nieces.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, George H. Wilmarth and William E. Wilmarth.    

There will be no calling hours.

A Private Service will be held at the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, NH. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Taylor Home Community, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246. 

Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements. 

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