Norman, Evelyn Mary In Hamden, Jan. 23, 2008, Evelyn Mary Norman, 91, formerly of New Haven and Pine Rock Ave., Hamden, wife of the late Gustave William Norman, mother of Richard A. Norman of Hingham, MA, Donald W. Norman of Hamden and Barbara Norman Theriault of Peterborough, NH;sister of Lois Madsen of West Haven. Also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Tickell and brothers Robert and John Bruch. A daughter of the late Christopher and Augusta Muenzner Bruch, Evelyn was born in West Haven, Feb. 29, 1916. She was employed by Norman Construction Company and worked as a claims adjuster at Zurich America Insurance Company. Funeral service Mon., Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 600 Shepard Ave., Hamden. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN Sunday, from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or to the Alzheimer's Assoc., South Central CT Chapter, 2911 Dixwell Ave., Suite 104, Hamden, CT 06518.

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  1. Barb, I am greatly sadden by the loss of your Mom. She was a wicked nice person. I will keep her and your family in my prayers. Love, Kevin

  2. Dear Dick, Don & Barbara, As a child, I would sit in my mother’s lap and listen as she had her long chats with .Sis. over the phone. Years later it was joyful to watch the two of them together as they reflected on old times. .Aunt Evelyn. was a gem. Such spunk, yet, such grace. I admired your mom. Love, Cyn

  3. I worked with your Mom at my very first job (Zurich). What a lovely lady! We had such fun, going out to dinners after work with the group and fun Christmas parties, too. I remember you all had a pool table in the basement (if I’m wrong about this, don’t tell me! Afterall, it’s been about 45 years ago!)and we all had a fun time trying to play one evening. I’d see Evelyn going into your house on Pine Rock when I’d be picking up or delivering one of my sisters at Sacred Heart–we’d wave; when I’d go by and didn’t see her, I always wondered and hoped she was doing well. What a sweetheart! How lucky you all were to have her for your Mom! I’m so sorry for your loss….

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