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FRENCH, Norma Imogene

FRENCH, Norma Imogene[1, 2]

Female 1925 - 1991  (66 years)

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  • Name FRENCH, Norma Imogene 
    Birth 25 Feb 1925  Bar Mills, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Baptism 19 Jun 1932  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St. Thomas Episcopal Church
    Gender Female 
    Confirmation 16 Feb 1936  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St. Thomas Episcopal Church
    Cemetery Buxton, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    South Buxton Cemetery 
    FindaGrave
    Ref# 939 
    SSN issued RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1940  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence Oct 1961  Lakeville, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1990  Torrington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Meadowview St.
    Social Security Number 036-18-3382  [2
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    Death 21 Jun 1991  Torrington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Cause: of metastatic cancer 
    • Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
    Burial 24 Jun 1991  Buxton, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Address:
    South Buxton Cemetery 
    • 43.608949, -70.539350
    Person ID I2  Puffers
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2022 

    Father FRENCH, Charles Kimball Worcester,   b. 14 Feb 1898, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Nov 1967, Lakeville, CT Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years) 
    Mother SMITH, Frances Alma,   b. 24 Jan 1901, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 May 1979, Canaan, CT Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years) 
    Marriage 7 Nov 1917  Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • By a Justice of the Peace
    Married 7 Nov 1917  Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 12 Sep 1918  Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • He was a laborer at the Northern Maine Packing Co. Corrinna, ME
    Residence 1930  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1940  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1942  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    14 Winchester Street 
    • Worked in the Wanskuck Mill on Branch Avenue
    Residence 1950  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Address:
    14 Winchester Street 
    Family ID F10804  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CARANCI, John Charles,   b. 7 Feb 1922, Greenville, RI Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Jul 1970, Centerdale, RI Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 48 years) 
    Marriage 19 Jun 1943  Centerdale, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1950  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Address:
    14 Winchester Street 
    Separation 20 Oct 1961  [12
    Divorce 21 Sep 1964  Alexandria, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • 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. CARANCI, John Charles,   b. 21 Jan 1945, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 May 2016, Bellevue, NE Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years)
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Family ID F5451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2024 

  • Documents
    FRENCH, Norma Imogene
    FRENCH, Norma Imogene

    Photos 4 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. [S623] Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2012, Database online.
      Record for Norma I Caranci

    2. [S163] SSDI, Database online. Number: 036-18-3382; Issue State: Rhode Island; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Record for Norma I. Caranci

    3. [S807] US Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

    4. [S643] FindAGrave.com, S2196.

    5. [S437] _1940 United States Federal Census.

    6. [S163] SSDI.

    7. [S643] FindAGrave.com, memorial # 63078014, S2196.

    8. [S423] WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.

    9. [S382] _1930 United States Federal Census.

    10. [S1084] WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.

    11. [S1403] _1950 United States Federal Census.

    12. [S830] Virginia Divorce Records, 1918-2014.