Norma Marlene Perry Giroux, 81, of Hinesburg, VT passed away July 25, 2018 at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington, VT. She had been in ill health for quite some time. Born May 29, 1937, Norma was the youngest daughter of Gordon and Edith (Hull) Perry.
After graduating from Peoples Academy, she entered Castleton Teachers College where she graduated and became a school teacher. Twenty-five years of her life were spent teaching in Starksboro, Bristol and Hinesburg. After her retirement she continued tutoring at her home in Hinesburg. Teaching was not only a love it was a passion.
Norman married Eugene “Gene” Giroux on August 14, 1971 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morrisville, VT. They spent 47 wonderful years together.
In retirement, Norma and Gene spent 16 years wintering in Florida. Every summer brought a trip to Wells Beach, Maine. Norma loved lighthouses, the ocean and seafood.
In her spare time, Norma enjoyed playing cards, reading, and traveling. She was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and a proud member of the Red Hats Club. She loved animals, especially cats, and her flowers and plants.
Norma is survived by her husband, Eugene Giroux; a sister Vivian Norton of Morrisville; sisters-in-law Rose (Charlie) Hanson and Janie (Bill) McCauliff, special friends Barbara Adams, Lorraine Hallock, Phyllis Bonvouloir and many nieces and nephews. Norma had many friends in the area as well as in Florida who were deeply cherished. “Once a friend, always a friend” Norma would say.
She was predeceased by her parents, Gordon and Edith (Hull) Perry; her mother-in-law Helen Giroux; brothers-in-law Robert Norton, Arthur Giroux and Jack Giroux and his wife Shirley.
Visiting hours were Friday, August 10, 2018 between 6 pm and 8 pm at St. Jude’s Parish, 10759 VT Rte. 116, Hinesburg, VT. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 9 am at the same location. Burial immediately followed at Hinesburg Village Cemetery with a luncheon at St. Jude’s Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446 or a charity of your choice.