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Norma Heselton
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 4, 1929
  • Place of birth:
    Concord, New Hampshire, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 10, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Rochester, New Hampshire, United States
For the love of family.

Norma Ruth Heselton passed away at home, in the embrace of loved ones, on Wednesday April 10, 2013 following a lengthy and fearless battle with cancer. After defying all the odds and beating breast cancer some 40 years ago, she filled her days with gardening, collecting stamps and coins, bird-watching, playing cards and helping to raise her many grandchildren, most of whom she got to watch grow up and start their own families. She also enjoyed going to Foxwoods Casino and spoke often of her next trip there. She is survived and greatly missed by her husband Richard; her two siblings; her seven children; nephews, nieces and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Karen A on 24th November 2016

"Mom, We were thinking of you  yesterday while we were preparing for another thanksgiving without you. We all loved getting everything ready  and getting together for the food and family feast. Really missing you at our fourth thanksgiving without you. Love and miss you alot."

This tribute was added by Karen A on 5th June 2016

"Mom, we really missed you yesterday on your 87th birthday. You would have loved being at your youngest grandsons wedding on such a beautiful,sunny day. Everyone missed you and talked so kindly of you. We miss you more and more with each passing year."

This tribute was added by Lori H on 8th May 2016

"Mom would have loved this weather no doubt.  It could be 7am and she would be outside planting or weeding or doing absolutely anything as long as it was outside. This is definitely the hardest time of year for us who knew her.  People would say to me, I drove by your parents house and your mom was outside. That was no surprise to us however. So many of us really miss this little lady.  Many things bring back great memories,  for example a poker game even on tv, a foxwoods commercial, lemon cake, homemade cranberry sauce, a round flower garden, a swan, a doll.  The list goes on and on. These are great memories but at the same time make us a little sad because she is no longer here to continue with them but we're grateful for each and every one that we have... miss you."

This tribute was added by Karen A on 8th May 2016

"Mom, We can't believe that this is the fourth Mothers day without you here with us. Everyone knew how much you loved this time of year. The springtime was your favorite season, just getting outside and planting. We all miss you so,so much."

This tribute was added by Karen A on 10th April 2016

"Mom, three years,it goes by so fast. We miss you more and more with each passing year and the hurt never goes away. Love you and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Karen A on 1st January 2016

"This is our third New Years Day without you and the memories of past celebrations do not fade away. Missing you a lot today as every day."

This tribute was added by Karen A on 25th December 2015

"Mom,This is the third Christmas without you and we really miss you, especially this time of year. We always had so much fun watching you opening presents and your enjoyment watching the kids opening theirs when we were all together at your house every year.Miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Karen A on 26th November 2015

"Mom, Thanksgiving 2015, 2 1/2 years since you left us. We know how much you loved this day of having the family all together for a great meal and then the leftovers and desserts. Missing you more than ever. Love you."

This tribute was added by Lori H on 4th June 2015

"Missing my mom a lot today. Thinking about playing cards and eating good food and just being in great company every Thursday for years and years.  June 4th celebrates the day a great mom was born back in 1929. Happy birthday"

This tribute was added by Karen A on 4th June 2015

"Mom, We are really missing you on your 86th birthday.This was your favorite time of year. Planting your flowers and enjoying the warming days.Love you more than ever."

This tribute was added by Lori H on 10th May 2015

"Trying to find words to express how much this beautiful, special, sweet woman is missed and I can't.  In our thoughts every day is an understatement.  Love and miss you mom.❤❤❤❤❤❤❤"

This tribute was added by Karen A on 10th May 2015

"Mom, missing you so much on this third Mothers Day without you.We all know that you loved this time of year so much. We love you."

This tribute was added by Lori H on 10th April 2015

"Two years!  It doesn't seem possible.  We miss you every minute of every day.  The impact you had on our lives is something we can't explain.  Your an angel."

This tribute was added by Karen A on 10th April 2015

"Mom, It's been two years since you left us and the pain of losing you never goes away. You are always there in our hearts and we love and miss you so much on this second anniversary."

This tribute was added by Karen A on 25th December 2014

"Merry Christmas Mom, We know that  you were there waiting for Stacey when she passed away last friday, December 19, 2014. It's been almost 2 years since you left us and our thoughts of you never go away.We really miss you alot and know that Stacey is in good hands being in heaven with you. We love you very much."

This tribute was added by Lori H on 2nd December 2014

"Tough time of year. Missing my Mom a lot right now."

This tribute was added by Karen A on 27th November 2014

"Mom, another Thanksgiving is upon us, and we miss you more than ever. Last year we were in Georgia with Ashley and Reese, but not having you here this year was even harder. You were the best, and our thoughts of you never go away. Love you very much."

This tribute was added by Karen A on 10th October 2014

"Mom, it's been a year and a half since you left us, but you remain in our thoughts each and every day. We miss you more and more and as the seasons pass, it still hurts not having you here to talk to us and have coffee with you almost every morning. We love you and miss you alot."

This tribute was added by Karen A on 4th June 2014

"Mom, really missing you on your 85th birthday. You were the strongest person that we'll ever know in our lifetime and our memories of you are as fresh today as a year ago. It seems impossible that  another spring has passed without you here . We love and miss you very much."

This tribute was added by Lori H on 4th June 2014

"85 years ago today Norma Ruth Smith was born.  A wonderful woman who changed the lives of so many people throughout her life.  Her absense is still and always will be felt deeply by all who knew her.  I miss my mom.  Xoxo.... Happy Birthday"

This tribute was added by Karen A on 11th May 2014

"Mom, this is the second Mothers Day without you.It seems like only yesterday that we would be out getting flowers for your gardens and planters, with you outside enjoying the beautiful sunshine day. Miss you, love you more each day.  Happy Mothers Day."

This tribute was added by Lori H on 11th May 2014

"Its Mothers Day,  Mom would be outside today planting flowers or sitting  with a coffee enjoying this warm beautiful day.  I miss my mom :("

This tribute was added by Lori H on 10th April 2014

"One year!  Who would think it would hurt as much today as it did last april 10th.  We miss playing cards and having coffee and we just miss you.... you were such an important part of our lives and still are.  That will never change.  We will cherish you forever."

This tribute was added by Karen A on 10th April 2014

"Mom, This has been the hardest year of our lives, not having you with us.Today feels just as bad as it did 365 days ago, with our missing you more than we ever thought possible.Our thoughts are of you daily and we really miss you  more than ever.This was your special time of year. Springtime ! Love you so much."

This tribute was added by Lori H on 14th February 2014

"Happy Valentines Day!!! xoxo"

This tribute was added by Karen A on 1st January 2014

"Mom, Well we begin 2014, our first full year without you, with our feelings of deep loss always here. We love and miss you so much every day. Our thoughts are always with you."

This tribute was added by Lori H on 25th December 2013

"When your beautiful heart stopped beating, our hearts broke in two. Knowing that here on earth there will never be another like you. It just doesnt feel right today.  We can try not to be sad today but it wont work.  Its all changed. Our first christmas without mom.  I dont like it.  She s our family angel for sure.  Love and miss you....."

This tribute was added by Karen A on 25th December 2013

"Merry Christmas Mom! This is our first Christmas ever without you and it just doesn't feel the same with you not here and probably never will. You were the glue that held this family together. We all love and miss you so much and it doesn't feel very much like Christmas today with you gone. This day was so very special to you! Love and miss you so much!"

This tribute was added by Lori H on 28th November 2013

"Today is thanksgiving day. It was a rough one without mom.  It just wasnt right.  Things will never be the same.  Not even close.
Its hard to believe the impact she had on so many of our lives.  Mom, we miss you... peace"

This tribute was added by Karen A on 27th November 2013

"Mom, We are really missing you on the day before Thanksgiving, as we always cooked together for this special occasion. Thanksgiving will never be the same without you. We all love and miss you more than you could ever know."

This tribute was added by Lori H on 10th October 2013

"I can't believe it was six months ago today that we lost you. We miss you so much. :("

This tribute was added by Lori H on 5th July 2013

"Miss you................."

This tribute was added by Karen A on 4th June 2013

"Happy Birthday Mom ! We love and miss you more and more each day.You will always be "Too well treasured to ever be forgotten"."

This tribute was added by Lori H on 4th June 2013

"Happy Birthday Mom iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii"

This tribute was added by Ryan A on 4th June 2013

"Happy birthday Gram!"

This tribute was added by Lori H on 13th May 2013

"See stories"

This tribute was added by Ryan A on 12th May 2013

"Happy Mother's Day, Gram! I remember, as a little kid, going to the greenhouse near the hospital on Mother's Day to buy you flowers for your garden. Maybe that is why the first thing I did the day you left was go and buy flowers for our patios."


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