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ELLSWORTH - Norma S. Beal, 84, died June 19, 2015 at her home after a brief illness. She was born July 03, 1930 in Ellsworth the daughter of Thomas C. and Esther L. (Woodman) Smith.

Norma graduated from Ellsworth High School and Westbrook Junior College. She married Sheldon (Ted) Beal, May 24, 1949 and they owned and operated Beals Jewelry & Gift Shop together for 68 years. Norma in her early years was an active member of the community. She was involved in promoting the downtown businesses throughout her life. Norma was a member and past president of the Rotary-Ann's Club which was part of the Rotary Club of Ellsworth. She was past member and a Sunday school teacher of the Ellsworth Congregational Church. Norma enjoyed playing Bridge and was an excellent painter. She had a very special fondness for the Senator Hale Hose Company that all her family members had been involved in. She and her sister Barbara used to make and take sandwiches and coffee to the firefighters during a fire. The community of Ellsworth was where Norma was born, lived and died; it was the central part of her life along with her family.

Norma is survived by sons, Gary S. Beal of Surry, Lloyd F. Beal and wife Karen E. of Ellsworth; grandchildren, Ben Beal and wife Jenn, Kate Beal all of Ellsworth, Gregory Beal of Surry; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Joey and Gracie of Ellsworth; niece, Thelma Beal of Ellsworth; nephews, Richard Beal of Cranberry Isle, and Richard Smith of St. Petersburg, FL. She was predeceased by her husband, Sheldon; siblings, Hazel, Bob, Ralph, Thelma, and Barbara.

Calling hours will be 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St. Ellsworth. Private interment will be at Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth.

Contributions in Norma's memory may be made to the Woodbine Cemetery Association, P O Box 179, Ellsworth 04605.

Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com
Published on  June 23, 2015
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