Norma Madelene Howland

— Norma Madelene Howland, age 94, died Friday, February 1, 2013, at the Pine of Rutland.

Ms. Howland was born in Hubbardton on June 16, 1918. She was the daughter of Fred and Catherine (Walsh) Howland. She was a graduate of Brandon High School, class of 1937. She had worked as a telephone operator for New England Telephone in Brandon and Rutland and later was transferred to Windsor. She continued working for the phone company until her retirement in 1979, following more than 36 years of service. She enjoyed traveling, sewing and arts and crafts. She was an accomplished painter in oils.

Surviving is her sister-in-law and care provider, Elizabeth Howland; a brother Wayne Howland and his wife Sylvia all of Brandon ; Several nieces; nephews; grand nieces & nephews and great grand nieces & nephews & cousins also survive her. She was predeceased by her brother Donald F. Howland and her sister Mary C. Howland.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Ruel Tumangday, Parish Administrator will be the celebrant. A private graveside committal service and burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Following the ceremony the family will receive friends in the church parish hall, for a time of fellowship & remembrance.

Friends may call at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon on Thursday, February 7, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in her memory to; St. Mary’s Catholic Church Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt. 05733 or to The American Heart Association Vermont Affiliate, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.