Norma (Halo) Luce, missionary, longtime Northfield school staff member, great-grandmother
Norma (Halo) Luce - 87, of Waterbury Center, passed away on Saturday November 27, 2021, at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester. She was born to Louis Halo and Beatrice Mitchell on August 12, 1934, in Queen City Park, South Burlington. She graduated from Cathedral High School in 1952 and began her career in secretarial work, spending 21 years at Northfield Jr/Sr High School. There, she was an integral part of keeping the school running smoothly.
In 1989, she and her husband served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in South Dakota, working with the Lakota Sioux. She enjoyed playing tennis, dancing, quilting, reading, scrapbooking, and genealogy research. She also was a formidable card player, and two of her favorite pastimes were playing cribbage and Rook. Most of all, she treasured time spent with family and friends. She was the cornerstone of the family, hosting yearly reunions and holidays. She made so much joy, laughter, and happy memories possible.
She leaves her husband, Walter Luce of Waterbury Center; her sons Robert Kirby of Randolph, Derek Kirby and his wife Dyann of Swanton, Steven Kirby and his wife Kathleen Newbrough of Brookfield; 6 stepchildren, Sharon Carter, Linda Gile, Melanie Hills, Cindy Black and Walter B. Luce of Utah and Fred Luce, of New Hampshire. Her daughter, Pamela Ann Kirby Mitchell, preceded her in death in 1978. She was the proud grandmother of five grandchildren, Jessica Kirby, Jennifer Kirby, Kyle Kirby, Paige Kirby, and Elena Newbrough; 15 step-grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and several step-great grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.
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