Norma Handler Osit
Born: September 16, 1940 / Passed Away: March 21, 2020
Norma (Handler) Osit was born on September 16, 1940 in the Bronx, NY and unexpectantly passed away on March 21, 2020 in her Delray Beach, Florida home. She leaves her husband Joel Osit of Westborough, MA; her son Matthew and his wife, Pamela Potter-Osit of Roslyn, NY; her daughter Shari and her husband Chris Innamorati of North Grafton, MA; and her 4 grandchildren Tyler and Sara Osit, Sofia and Brooke Innamorati. She was the youngest daughter of four children of Toby and William Handler. She is survived by her brother Seymour Handler. And was predeceased by her sisters Sheila Resnick and Florence Gottlieb.
After marrying Joel in 1961, she moved to Rochdale Village Queens, NY where they had two children. For the majority of her life, she lived in Hauppauge, Long Island. While there, she worked as a teacher, bookkeeper and auditor. The family did lots of activities together such as driving cross country to CA, camping trips, Broadway shows and so much more. She received her undergraduate business degree and her Masters’ of Business Education from City College, NYC.
While living in NY, Norma spent many days with Matthew, Pamela, Tyler (12) and Sara (11). In 2013, she moved to Westborough Massachusetts to be closer to Shari, Chris, and twins Sofia (5) and Brooke (5). She truly enjoyed endless social activities with new friends in the Orchard Hills 55+ community where she lived a happy and full life.
During winter months, Norma and Joel were snow birds in Delray Beach, Florida where she was busy and active every day. She would spend her time socializing with friends (and even strangers), shopping for things she really didn’t need, playing Mahjong and Canasta, and dining at her favorite restaurants such as 3G’s. And most importantly, looked forward to her kids coming to FL for vacation.
She had the most joy when she was with her grandchildren, all of us being together during family vacations, buying jewelry and elephants wherever she traveled, and her frequent trips to Costco. She enjoyed planning and hosting parties in her home – this was one activity that she absolutely looked forward to. Norma loved hearing about her grandchildren’s accomplishments, milestones and stories. Her husband, son, daughter, grandchildren, family and friends were her world and we all benefited tremendously from her cooking made with love (especially her noodle pudding!).
For every one who knew her, we all have lost something very unique and she will be missed by many in New York, Massachusetts and Florida. Her energy, dynamic personality, warmth, open book mannerisms and smile will be remembered forever. She was a jewel of a wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
As many may know, she had the strength to battle breast cancer twice. With this, donations in memory of Norma may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at www.bcrf.org.
A private ceremony was held on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Beit Olam East Cemetery, Wayland MA.