FORT EDWARD – Norma E. Maranville, 84, formerly of Burgoyne Ave, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Vermont, after a precious week of family time.
Born on March 15, 1933, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Jennie (Dickinson) Cronquist.
Norma was a 1950 graduate of Fort Edward High School, where she was a proud cheerleader.
On June 18, 1955, she married Thomas Jordan Maranville. He passed away on November 24, 2001, after 46 years of marriage.
Prior to the birth of her children, she worked for Scott Paper Company. Norma was also the bookkeeper for her husband’s business, Maranville Excavating. She was very talented at cake decorating and enjoyed creating masterpieces for many years.
She was an organist at the Fort Edward Methodist Church and choir director. Norma also served as Brownie leader for her daughter’s troop.
Norma was a spunky lady who liked to have fun. She enjoyed playing the piano while her family gathered around to sing.
She was the spiritual rock of the family. Her faith was very important to her. Norma was an excellent writer and lay speaker at the former Fort Edward Methodist Church, the Granville Methodist Church and the Hartford Methodist Church. She called it her coffee cup ministry. You can’t separate the coffee, cream and sugar, which she likened to the Trinity (The Father, Son and Holy Ghost)
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her son, David Maranville and his granddaughter.
She is survived by her four children, James Maranville and his wife, Sharon, of Granville, Joanne Race and her husband, Mitchell of Shaftsbury, VT, Kathryn Flower and husband, Michael, of Fort Edward and Susan Delaney and husband, Brian, of Hudson Falls; several loving grandchildren and great grandchildren: a brother, Robert Cronquist and his wife, Janet, of Port Clinton, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Family and friends may call Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.
Funeral services will follow the calling hours on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
A graveside service will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Pine View Cemetery in the town of Queensbury.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Haynes House of Hope, 7187 State Route 149, Granville 12832.