Norma  Rothwell

Obituary of Norma Rothwell

Norma Anderson Rothwell, born on September 11, 1926, passed away peacefully on October 20, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.  The daughter of Edward W. Anderson and Anna Belle Dodge Anderson of Brooklyn, “Gigi” was predeceased by her beloved husband of 52 years, Charles E. Rothwell, Jr. and her eldest son, Stephan E. Rothwell.  Gigi was survived by her son Kevin J. Rothwell of Woodstock, CT.  She also leaves behind six grandchildren, Sharlene Pugh of Anderson, SC, Stephan Rothwell and wife Nora of Morresville, NC, Benjamin Rothwell and wife Christine of Eastford, CT, Maegen Rothwell Manning of Woodstock, CT, Jill Rothwell of Woodstock, CT, and Shannon Rothwell-Spink and husband William Spink of Eastford, CT.  Gigi was further blessed with nine great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren, who she could be seen cheering on at the majority of their sporting events.  In her younger years, she was a dedicated employee of Gerardi Insurance for over 40 years and joined many of their employee events, even in retirement.  She was a tireless volunteer of Day Kimball Hospital, logging over 6200 hours over the span of 20 years.  She also volunteered regularly for the American Red Cross at local blood banks, as well as the Gertrude Warner Boxcar Museum in Putnam, CT, and became a well-known member of the “Quiet Corner” community, volunteering as much time as she could fit into her busy schedule.  Gigi was an avid New England sports fanatic and loved spending time with her family whenever possible. A celebration of her life will take place on November 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Putnam Congregational Church.  In lieu of flowers, Gigi asked for donations to be made to The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut, 477 Connecticut Boulevard, Suite 217, East Hartford, CT, 06108 or the Chaplaincy Fund of Day Kimball Hospital. Share a memory at www.smithandwalkerfh.com

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