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Norma Imogene French

Norma Imogene French[1]

Female 1925 - 1990  (65 years)

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  • Name Norma Imogene French  [1, 2
    Born 25 Feb 1925  Bar Mills, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 19 Jun 1932  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    St. Thomas Episcopal Church 
    FindaGrave place 63078014 Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Description 63078014 
    Address:
    Place details 63078014 
    SSN issued RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Social Security Number 036-18-3382  [2
    _AMTID 390151077374:1030:116238515 
    Buried Jun 1990  Buxton, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Address:
    South Buxton Cemetery 
    • 43.608949, -70.539350
    Died 21 Jun 1990  Torrington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Cause: of cancer 
    Address:
    Charlotte Hungerford Hospital 
    Person ID I2  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2018 

    Father Charles Kimball Worcester French,   b. 14 Feb 1898, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1967, Lakeville, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Frances Alma Smith,   b. 24 Jan 1901, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1979, Canaan, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1917  Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11584  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Charles Caranci,   b. 7 Feb 1922, Greenville, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1970, Centerdale, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1943  Centerdale, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 21 Sep 1964  Alexandria, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • The legal grounds or cause of divorce was "Desertion". My mother and her children were told by my father to "get out", from what little information I got from her. She never told the whole story of their separation/divorce. He was the plaintiff in the divorce and it's hard to imagine that desertion was the cause, when he was the one to tell us all to get out.
    Children 
     1. John Charles Caranci,   b. 21 Jan 1945, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 2016, Bellevue, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F5985  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Feb 1925 - Bar Mills, ME Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jun 1943 - Centerdale, RI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 21 Sep 1964 - Alexandria, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    South Buxton Cemetery - Jun 1990 - Buxton, ME
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  • Photos 3 Photos

  • Notes 
    • In the 1930 Census she was listed as residing in the household of her aunt, Hazel Marie (Smith) Pinkham, in Hollis, ME. She went to live with them as her father and mother were not able to keep all their kids together during the Depression.

      Norma moved from Alexandria VA to Lakeville, CT in Oct of 1961, after being separated from her husband of 19 years. Prior to that she lived in Providence, RI where she met her husband. She lived in Japan from 1957-1961 with her family.

      She was employed for most of her life (30 years) as a printer for The Hotchkiss School, a private prep school in Lakeville, CT. She also had jobs as a secretary, bookeeper, and waitress. She was a recovering alcoholic.

      She never remarried after her divorce and raised her children alone. She was eulogized as a tireless, hard working woman and loving mother who did her best during difficult times to support and raise 4 boys virtually on her own.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2174] Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2012, Database online.
      Record for Norma I Caranci

    2. [S1383] SSDI, Database online. Number: 036-18-3382; Issue State: Rhode Island; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Record for Norma I. Caranci

    3. [S2405] US Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

    4. [S2196] FindAGrave.com, S2196.

    5. [S1383] SSDI.

    6. [S2196] FindAGrave.com, S2196., memorial # 63078014 .

    7. [S2428] Virginia Divorce Records, 1918-2014.