Norma G. (Boyle) Rae

November 9, 2016

Norma G. (Boyle) Rae

NORMA G. (BOYLE) RAE – of Winchester, Wednesday, November 9th, ninety years of age. Beloved wife of the late James R. Rae. Loving mother of Robert J. Rae, his wife Jean of PA, Diane E. Crowley, her husband Larry of Winchester, Mildred A. Ruzzo, Carolyn J. Slack, her husband Paul, both of Woburn, Margaret A. Gilpatrick of NH, Colleen R. Lisacki, her husband Anthony of Methuen, James J. Rae, Jr. of Winchester and the late Stephen W. Rae. Devoted sister of Margaret Hein, her late husband Floyd of NE, Edward Deveau, his late wife Phyllis (Boyle). Special “Nana” of 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces and nephew. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call Saturday, November 12th, from 8:45am-10:45 a.m. at Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, followed by a Service in the Funeral Home,at 11:00. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Remembrances may be made in Norma’s memory to Mission 22, PO Box 1511, Nashville, IN 47448.

OBITUARY:

Norma E. (Boyle) Rae passed away at her home, Wednesday, November 9th amongst her beloved family. The beloved wife of the late James R. “Jim” Rae, was ninety years of age.

A lifelong resident of Winchester, Norma was one of 3 daughters born to the late Stephen and Mildred (Scott) Boyle. She graduated from Winchester High School in 1943.

Following high school Norma began working at the Merchant’s Bank in Boston. She was introduced to Jim Rae shortly before the War broke out. They began dating, he went off to War and they kept up correspondence up all throughout the War. In 1945, upon Jim’s honorable discharge from the service, they married.

Norma continued working at the bank but when she became pregnant a whole new life opened up, motherhood! Five daughters and three sons, kept Norma extremely busy over the next half century.

As the days and years went went on “Nana” became “Nana” to all, even those who were not related! Norma was the happiest when she was at home surrounded by her family.

In later years they all loved to play cards, and gave of her time helping at Bingo at the Immaculate Conception Church, enjoying a few games each night herself!

One of Norma’s favorite adventure’s was to was to go to lunch and enjoy a a delicious Lobster Roll, and then on to Friendly’s , where she would top off her lunch with a delicious ice cream!

Life was all about family for Norma. As the years went by the family grew to twenty two grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren, all of whom shared very special times with” Nana” and all of whom she loved with all her heart.

Norma was a member of the Immaculate Conception Ladies Sodality, Winchester VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and Volunteered at The Immaculate Church Bingo game.

Loving mother of Robert J. Rae his wife Jean of PA., Diane E. Crowley her husband Larry of Winchester Mildred A. Ruzzo , Carolyn J. Slack her husband Paul both of Woburn, Margaret A. Gilpatrick of NH, Colleen R. Lisacki her husband Anthony of Methuen James J. Rae Jr. of Winchester, and the late Stephen W. Rae. devoted sister of Margaret Hein her late husband Floyd of NE., Edward Deveau his late wife Phyllis (Boyle) Special “Nana” of 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren Also survived by nieces and nephew Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call Saturday Nov 12 the, from 8:45am-10:45 a.m. at Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, followed by a service at 11:00am., Internment in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester

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  1. Ervin E. Hein and son Justin

    Please accept my condolence’s on the passing of Norma. I still remember the fun we had when we came to visit in I believe 1982. I remember Mom and Dad always talking about the times they had when the came out east to visit. What I remember most was the love that Norma had for everyone. I remember how close her and Mom would be and that was an incredible inspiration to me. I know that Norma will be greatly missed, and when you are thinking about her and missing her remember all of the love that she had for everyone. Remember how she was able to make everyone happy, I know I will.

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