Norma Hazen Nordstrom passed into eternal life on July 26 after a year-long battle with cancer. Born in Newton on Dec. 14, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Mabel (Wildman) and Lloyd Hazen. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Paul, who passed away in March 2020.
Norma was a retired elementary school teacher of 30 years in Hopkinton. Norma enjoyed her family and friends. She was an avid reader who passed her love of books on to her students. She enjoyed baking, card making, dancing with her beloved husband, and knitting afghans for family members, prayer shawls for those needing comfort, and newborn baby hats donated to area hospital nurseries. In their retirement, she and her husband travelled in their RV to every state in the U.S. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church Of Westborough and the Massachusetts Retired Teachers Association, and a past member of the Red Hat Society in Florida.
Norma is survived by three children, Deborah (Kevin) of Upton, Edward (Diane) of Framingham and Eric (Michelle) of Millbury. She also leaves behind her sister, Dorothy (Eugene) Bartlett of Bellingham; seven grandchildren, Erin Haberman (Andrew), Christopher Nordstrom (Stephanie), Kevin Linehan (Jennifer), Julianne Francis (David), Gregory Nordstrom, Michael Nordstrom and Erica Nordstrom; and seven great-grandchildren, Avery, William, Emerson, Samuel, Ethan, Everett and Margaret. She was predeceased by sisters Sylvia Hitchings and Charlotte (Joseph) Marquedant, brothers Donald (Mary Antoinette) and David Hazen, and many nieces and nephews.
Social distancing visitation will be held on Friday, July 31, from 4-6 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home in Hopkinton. Facial coverings must be worn and social distancing must be adhered to. A funeral service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery on Wood Street, Woodville, on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, check the Chesmore website for a rain date. Due to COVID-19, a memorial luncheon will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Norma’s name can be directed to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101A First Ave., Waltham, MA 02451 or the American Parkinson Disease Association, 72 East Concord Street, Room C3, Boston, MA 02118.