Dorothy Norman, beloved mother of Geoffrey and Lawrence Norman, passed away peacefully on September 15,2021 after a short illness. She was 95 years old.
Dorothy was a much-loved grandmother to Daniel, Rebecca, Ashley, Savannah, and Alexander Norman, as well as great-grandmother to Noah and Theodor Norman-Hansen and mother-in-law to Dale Norman. She died after she had listened to the Kol Nidre service.
Dorothy and her husband Arthur immigrated to America from South Africa in 1986 to join her children who had already immigrated. She was the youngest of ten children, and was the last surviving sibling. A devoted wife, daughter, sister, and mother, Dorothy took great pride in her family and delighted in spending time with them.
In South Africa, Dorothy ran a fashion retail store for women called Young Miss. She loved her work, traveling around the world on buying trips. Once in the USA, she continued to work in fashion retail, finally retiring at the age of 82.
In her retirement, she spent time with family and friends, ran a film club, learned to paint, read voraciously, and made excellent Sunday breakfasts that her family enjoyed regularly.
Dorothy led an inspiring, independent life and will be missed by all who knew her. We know she is now reunited with her beloved Arthur. She will be buried at the Baker Street Cemetery, Beth El Section, Temple Emeth Lot, on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 11:00 am. Remembrances may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Pl, Boston, MA. 02215.