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Norma I. Rand

Jul 30, 1937 - Mar 1, 2017

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Old Town and Veazie - OLD TOWN and VEAZIE - Norma I. Rand, 79, died peacefully March 1, 2017 at her residence with family by her side. She was born July 30, 1937, a daughter of Henry and Ethel (Lounsbury) Stuart.
Her main passion throughout life was her family, always making sure everyone was ok and being there for support at any given moment no matter the circumstance. Her most cherished moments in recent years have been time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, always doting on them whenever she could and enjoying every minute with them. As well as taking care of her own family, she and Warren spent years taking in other children in need, helping them through troubling situations, providing for them and helping them make their lives better. It's hard to put into words the personality and character that she brought to every gathering. Nobody had a better time than Norma, whether it was a card game with family and friends, one of her many trips to Las Vegas, or just a gathering where she was most likely the life of the party with her stories, some of which got better over time. Always one with a quick wit, she could keep everyone in stitches for hours.
Norma is survived by a brother Robert Lounsbury and his wife Vina, 3 children, Warren "Randy" Rand III and his wife Jill of Bradley, Jeffrey Rand of Memphis, and Timothy Rand and his wife Jenn of Indianapolis. An adoptive son Robert Rand and son-in-law Ralph Murray Jr. and his wife of Gail of Costigan. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Staci Provost and her husband O'Keefe, Kristi Murray, Warren "Randy" Rand IV and his partner Meg Kenney and her son Tyler, Todd Rand and his wife Destiny, Amber Rand, Chris Fitzgerald, Nathan Cates and his fiancée Kate Warren, Kristin Cates, Jasmyn Feero and her husband Mike, and Jordyn Camic. The loves of her life, her great grandchildren Aidan, Owen, Lily, Brooklyn, and McKenna Rand. Bailey Bernier, Copelyn, Henley, and Caden Feero. Special friends, Ann Cunningham, Miriam Gilman, Helen "Sissy" St. Louis, Shirley Wood, and Theresa Mishou.
In addition to her parents, Norma was predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years, Warren Rand Jr., a daughter Cheryl (Rand) Murray, a brother Preston Stuart, and a sister Charlene Burns.
The family would also like to express many "Thanks" and gratitude to the caring people at St. Joseph's Hospice who spent countless hours assisting the family in caring for Norma over the last few weeks.
At Norma's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service but she wanted family and friends who wish, to gather and share their memories and many stories. For those wishing to attend, it will take place Sunday, March 5th 2017, at the Graham School Community Hall, 3 Flagg St, Veazie, from 2-4 p.m. A private graveside service for family and friends will be held on a date to be determined in the spring. In lieu of flowers, she asked that anyone who wishes to donate in her name, it would be to St. Jude's Children's Hospital at
stjude.org/donation.Norma I. Rand, 79, died peacefully March 1, 2017, at her residence with family by her side. She was born July 30, 1937, a daughter of Henry and Ethel (Lounsbury) Stuart.
Her main passion throughout life was her family, always making sure everyone was ok and being there for support at any given moment no matter the circumstance. Her most cherished moments in recent years have been time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, always doting on them whenever she could and enjoying every minute with them. As well as taking care of her own family, her and Warren spent years taking in other children in need, helping them through troubling situations, providing for them and helping them make their lives better. It's hard to put into words the personality and character that she brought to every gathering. Nobody had a better time than Norma, whether it was a card game with family and friends, one of her many trips to Las Vegas, or just a gathering where she was most likely the life of the party with her stories, some of which got better over time. Always one with a quick wit, she could keep everyone in stitches for hours.
Norma is survived by a brother, Robert Lounsbury and his wife, Vina; 3 children, Warren "Randy" Rand III and his wife, Jill, of Bradley, Jeffrey Rand of Memphis and Timothy Rand and his wife, Jenn, of Indianapolis; an adoptive son, Robert Rand; and son-in-law, Ralph Murray Jr. and his wife, of Gail, of Costigan. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Staci Provost and her husband, O'Keefe, Kristi Murray, Warren "Randy" Rand IV and his partner, Meg Kenney, and her son, Tyler, Todd Rand and his wife, Destiny, Amber Rand, Chris Fitzgerald, Nathan Cates and his fiancee, Kate Warren, Kristin Cates, Jasmyn Feero and her husband, Mike, and Jordyn Camic. The loves of her life, her great-grandchildren, Aidan, Owen, Lily, Brooklyn and McKenna Rand, Bailey Bernier, Copelyn, Henley and Caden Feero. She will also be sadly missed by many special nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Ann Cunningham, Miriam Gilman, Helen "Sissy" St. Louis, Shirley Wood and Theresa Mishou. In addition to her parents, Norma was predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years, Warren Rand Jr.; a daughter, Cheryl (Rand) Murray; a brother, Preston Stuart; and a sister, Charlene Burns.
The family would also like to express many "Thanks" and gratitude to the caring people at St. Joseph's Hospice who spent countless hours assisting the family in caring for Norma over the last few weeks.
At Norma's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service but she wanted family and friends who wish to gather and share their memories and many stories. For those wishing to attend, it will take place Sunday, March 5, at the Graham School Community Hall, 3 Flagg St., Veazie, from 2-4 p.m. A private graveside service for family and friends will be held on a date to be determined in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org/donation.
Published on  March 3, 2017
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