Norma E. Maranville

Maranvill, Norma

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.

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4 Responses to Norma E. Maranville

  1. My heart goes out to all the family. Norma was a special cousin that I love very much. We Graduated together, sang in the Fort Edward Methodist Church Choir while we were in High School, belonged to the Girl Scouts together- climb Mount Marcy two years in a row with G.S. and soo much more. Worst thing we ever did was climb up the outside fire escape with out friend Patty before our old school house- District # 9 -burnt, and almost got locked in when the janitor started to close and lock the gate. Wanted so much to get back up to see her again, but medical problems has kept me from driving. I will miss her. So many wonderful memories to cherish. She will never be forgotten. My love and condolences to all the family. Love, her cousin Dot (Dickinson) Morehouse.

  2. Rick Belden says:

    I was sorry to read of Norma’s passing. She and her family were my down-the-street neighbors during most of my high school years, but more than that, provided my “home away from home” at a time when my own home often did not feel safe and welcoming.

    I was very good friends with both her sons, Jimmy and Dave, and spent countless hours in her home, where I always felt welcome and completely at ease. It was like my personal oasis. Her husband Tommy gave me paid work, reclaiming scrap building materials from his company’s many projects, at a time when even a little bit of money equated to a huge gain in my feelings of well-being and independence.

    Norma also took very good care of me one night when I partied way too hard, sheltering me from what would’ve been a very dangerous situation until I was well enough to return home.

    I have not forgotten these things, and so many more, and never will.

    I lost touch gradually with the Maranvilles after they moved to Granville, and especially after I moved to Texas, but Norma and her family will always occupy an exalted place in my heart and in my memory. I don’t know if any teenage kid has ever been treated better by the family down the street than I was, or needed it more.

    This is a woman who sure knew how to walk her talk. Sincere sympathies and best wishes to her family in this time of loss.

    • JIm and Sharon Maranville says:

      Thanks Rick. Even in her limited capacity for the past year or so, she was still trying to take care of us. She was always trying to feed us. Although she could no longer prepare meals, mom wanted us to share in her meals at the nursing home. I had a good visit with your mom at the service. Betty Stanton brought her. Lois lamented a bit that all her kids, except Andy, were in Texas. Yet she is proud of you all, your successes and independence. If you ever get a chance to come up, we should reconnect. Jim Maranville

  3. Linda Daigle says:

    Kathy and family, I did not hear about your mom passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have many great memories of her!

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