Mary Ramon Normand


Mary Ramon Normand, 89, of Fairhope and Perrysburg, Ohio passed away in her Fairhope home, Wednesday, July 3, 2013.

Mary was born Jan. 12, 1924 in San Francisco, where she met her late husband, J. Robert (Bob) Normand while he was serving as a P.T. boat captain in the United States Navy.

Bob and Mary were married Jan. 12, 1946 in Lakewood, Ohio then moved to Toledo after World War II where Mary worked at the Toledo Museum of Art, a start of her lifelong fascination with art in many forms.

Mary was preceded in death by Bob in 2006 and their daughter, Nancy Kosicki, in 2007.

Mary is survived by her sons, Steve and his wife, Mercie, of Orr’s Island, Maine and Jeffrey and his wife, Deborah, of Perrysburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Amanda and her husband, Harold, and their children, Jared and Noah of Maine, Timothy and his wife, Amanda, and their children, Micah and Lucas of Utah, Christopher of Connecticut, Elizabeth and her husband, Stephen, and their daughter, Nora Olivia of Perrysburg and son-in-law, Ken Kosicki, and his children, Jamie and Logan Kosicki of Stapleton. Mary is also survived by her sister, Carmen Donlon of Greenbrae, Calif.

Mary was a member of Fairhope United Methodist Church and an out-of-town member of First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, where she and Bob attended and were involved for many years before retiring to Fairhope.

Mary enjoyed volunteering at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, tutoring Hispanic children to help them learn English and serving as a translator on medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic.

You could always find Mary taking a water aerobics class, painting landscapes, enjoying her flower garden or traveling to visit family and friends.

A memorial service to celebrate Mary’s almost 90 years of life will be held in Fairhope on Friday, July 12, 2013, at 3 p.m., at the Fairhope United Methodist Church, 155 S. Section St., with a reception at the church immediately following the service.

Inurnment will take place in Waterville, Ohio at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests considering a donation to a scholarship fund for Mary’s grandsons, Jamie and Logan Kosicki of Stapleton through the National Bank of Commerce, 457 Magnolia Ave., Fairhope, AL 36532.

Arrangements by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home, Fairhope.