Published DateLACONIA — Betty A. (Perkins) Norwood, 72, of 183 Baldwin Street, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at home after a battle with cancer. She was the widow of Fred B. Norwood who died in 1996.
Betty was born July 7, 1940 in Moultonborough; she was 1of 9 children born to Richard and Catherine (Jobin) Perkins. She was a graduate of Inter-Lakes High School in 1959 and moved to Laconia in 1970.
Betty worked many years at Allen & Rogers in Laconia, the New Hampton School, and most recently, Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, from where she retired at age 70.
Betty was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, Laconia and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She was also a member of the Emblem Club. She loved the ocean and her favorite thing was to spend time with her family during the summer in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.
Betty was the proud mother of 3 children, Brenda Grad of Meredith, N.H. Charles Norwood of Moultonborough, N.H. and Brian Norwood of Laconia. She also adored her 7 grandchildren; Rebecca Whynot, Sam Grad, Caelan Norwood, Rory Norwood, Ellie Norwood, Caitlin Norwood and Phoenix Norwood, six sisters, Donna Giles of California, Deborah Moore of Florida, Sharon Labraney of Tilton, N.H., Peggy Tatro of Belmont, N.H. Cathy Perkins of Lakeport, N.H. and Dawn Marie Durand of Meredith, N.H.; 2 great granddaughters and seven nephews and nine nieces. In addition to her husband and her parents, Betty was predeceased by a brother, Francis Perkins, in 1996 and by a sister, Anita Tittle, in 1994.
At Betty's request there will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish – St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
At Betty's request in lieu of flowers, contributions in her honor may be made to either Lakes Region General Hospital or Central N.H. VNA and Hospice, Laconia, N.H...
Burial will follow in the family lot in Oakland Cemetery, Meredith, N.H.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.