NORMA J. RICH

Posted Dec. 27, 2009, at 7:30 p.m.

NEWPORT – Norma Jean (Teeney) Rich, 74, died Dec. 23, 2009, at a Pittsfield hospital. She was born Jan. 2, 1935, in Searsmont, a daughter of Joseph and Bernice (Greer) Teeney. She was valedictorian of her class at Morse Memorial High School, Brooks. Norma was employed as a bookkeeper for many years at Staples Oil Co., Unity and Pittsfield, Beacon Motors, Bangor, and retired from Webber Oil Co. She loved the outdoors and will be remembered as an avid walker. She always kept her yard in immaculate condition, was an avid reader, seamstress and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles in ink. She was a member of Clueless Quilters Club. Norma was predeceased by her first husband, Henry Cunningham Jr.; her second husband, Buren Rich; a sister, Joyce Crosby; and a granddaughter, Laura Ann. She is survived by her children, Larry Teeney and girlfriend, Peggy Morang, of Burnham, Marcia and husband, Robert Johnston, of Palmyra, Melissa Wilkins of Pittsfield, Bradley Cunningham of Woodstock, N.H., Michael and wife, Christine Cunningham, of New Braunfels, Texas; a stepdaughter, Linda and husband, Michael McNally, of Fort Myers, Fla.; her siblings, Wayne Teeney and wife, Janice, of Searsport, Wenda Brown of Canaan, Maxine and husband, Charles Curtis, of Belfast; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Neally and husband, Frederick, and Phyllis Larby, all of Troy; grandchildren, Sue Ann, Tiffany, Lisa, Larry Jr., Johnathan, Thomas, Heather, Shannon, Chelsea, Erica, Patrick; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Celia and Drake; many nieces and nephews. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main St., Newport, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Spring burial will be at Rose Cemetery, Brooks. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 170 U.S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

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