WOOLWICH – Norma Maxine Scopino, 81, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, with her daughter by her side. She was born Sept. 25, 1931, in Bath, the daughter of J. Vinal and Geneva (Barter) Hunnewell.
She grew up in Woolwich and graduated from Morse High School, class of 1950. Norma worked at Burgess Market as a cashier and bookkeeper for many years. Norma was a lady who never met a stranger; she was a people person. In 1977 she opened Montsweag Flea Market, which is a Maine tradition. She put her heart and soul into the flea market and loved her flea market family dearly. “Better Homes & Gardens,” “Down East” and “Yankee” magazines were among the many magazines that ran articles, as well as newspaper interviews, featured stories and The Maine’s Treasure Hunt TV show was taped twice at her Wednesday’s antique market, also her flea market was filmed as part of a Hollywood movie scene, and even a magazine in Japan wrote about the flea market, using the photos as a hidden object game. Under her caring leadership, Montsweag Flea Market became the number one flea market in the state of Maine, and a must stop for Maine visitors across the U.S. and abroad. She also had a passion for nature, scenic drives was something she always looked forward to. Late night drives to Bar Harbor to Cadillac Mountain to watch the sunrise with her daughter, friends and family. Pemaquid was also favorite place of hers and having lobster on the rocks will remain a family tradition. She spent many winters with family and friends in Venice Beach, Fla., collecting shark teeth on the beach was one of her pleasures. Norma was a special lady, hugs were a must for all and she will be sadly missed by all that loved her.
Norma was predeceased by grandson, TJ Roupe; and stepgrandson, Joshua Scopino. She leaves behind her husband of 25 years, Leo Scopino Sr.; her daughter, Gena Kilkenny and her husband, Erald Jr., of Woolwich; stepson, Leo Scopino Jr.; grandchildren, Norma Kilkenny and her husband, Erald III, of Westerville, Ohio, and Eric Roupe of Woolwich; stepgrandchildren, Kimberley Scopino of West Enfield and Travis Scopino of Florida; great-grandchildren, Evan, Christina and Alyssa Kilkenny of Westerville, Ohio, and Natalie and Annabelle Roupe of Lewiston; stepgrandchildren, Ryan Scopino, Leo G. Scopino and Lilli Scopino; sisters, Shirley Mosher and Carole Hunnewell, both of Brunswick; niece, Lori Bailey of Woolwich; nephews, David Moore of Kentucky, Darelle Moore of Indiana, James V. Hunnewell of Pennsylvania and Daniel Comisky of Pennsylvania; and the beloved girls, “Gidggi” and “Ditto,” her faithful shih tzus.
Visiting hours will be held 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 1, at David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath. A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Open Bible Baptist Church, 12 Lenfest Lane, Bath. A reception will be afterward at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests if you would like to make a memorial donation in Norma’s name to do so to Gateway for Cancer Research, 1336 Basswood Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173 or www.demandcurestoday.org/contribute/memorial, to help research Glioblastoma, so there is a cure someday. To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com.