Norma L. Sawyer

SOUTH HIRAM — Norma L. Sawyer, 75, of South Hiram, died on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Merriman House in North Conway, N.H. after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born in Pawtucket, R.I., on Sept. 26, 1935, the daughter of Earl and Doris (MacKenna) Kennett. She was educated in Madison, N.H. schools and was a graduate of Kennett High School. She married Harold E. Sawyer on July 31, 1955.

Norma worked for 22 years as a teacher’s aid for the Sacopee Valley School District #55. She loved working with her many students over the years. She was also a longtime member of the Kezar Falls Keswick Club.

Norma and Harold loved going to many dances in the local area. She also enjoyed walking and crocheting. Above all, Norma was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

Surviving are her husband, Harold E. Sawyer of South Hiram; four sons, Steven Sawyer of Scarborough, John Sawyer of South Hiram, Jeffrey Sawyer of Cornish and Greg Sawyer of South Hiram; two sisters, Jacqueline Barnard of Acton and Lois McAvoy of Methuen, Mass.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visiting hours were Wednesday, May 18, at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, Cornish. A funeral service will be at the funeral home on Thursday, May 19 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Stanley Cemetery in South Hiram.

Donations may be made in her name to: The Merriman House, 3073 White Mtn. Hwy, North Conway, N.H. 03860.

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