Genevieve Ruth Norton

May 11, 1922December 24, 2018

Genevieve Norton of Old Saybrook, CT, formerly of Ossining, NY, passed away with her family by her side on Monday, December 24, 2018. She spent 96 years with us and she spent this Christmas in heaven. Genevieve was born on May 11, 1922 in New Britain, CT to the late Louis and Mary (Humaj) Iskra. She received her Nursing Degree from Fordham School of Nursing and Masters from PACE University. It was while she was working at Fordham Hospital that she met and married her husband, Howard, retired NYPD. Working as nurse at Phelps Memorial Hospital, Genevieve went on to work at Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers in Ossining where she was responsible for the medical care for the priests, brothers and missionaries worldwide. She also had the privilege of caring for Bishop James E. Walsh after he was released from prison in China until his death. Bishop Walsh was one of the first Maryknoll missionaries sent to China and a former Superior General of Maryknoll. Predeceased by her husband Howard, she is survived by her beloved children Ginny, Kathy Kooney (Dennis), Kenny, Jimmy (Phyllis) and Howie (Colette), grandchildren Paul, Nicole, Drew, Tim, Bryan, Mike, and great grandkids Colin, Jack, Matteo, Logan, Ben and William, in addition to her sister Jean and brother Eugene. The most thoughtful person you could know, Genevieve loved to laugh, spend time with family and friends, listening to music and doing crossword puzzles. She enjoyed playing the piano, teaching some of her children and grandchildren to play. She was an accomplished seamstress and knitter, making her children and grandchildren sweaters and Christmas stockings. She was not afraid to undertake any task, no matter how involved whether it be laying tile to reupholstering furniture. Genevieve was also a great cook known for her pierogies, soup, strudel, bread and Christmas cookies. She was always the first one to quietly help anyone in need. Above all, she was and is an angel to her family and friends. Family and friend may visit with the family at the Edward F. Carter Funeral Home, 41 Grand Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. A Mass will be celebrated at the Chapel in the main building at the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, at 11:00 a.m., 55 Ryder Rd., Ossining, NY. A private burial will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers or donations the family asks that you spend quality time holding the hand of and hugging your parents, grandparents and elderly loved ones and remembering how they held your hand all those years ago. Should you want to make a donation, the family asks that you address your donation to either the Maryknoll Father & Brothers, PO Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545 or Alzheimer's Association National Headquarters, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.



  • Memorial Visitation Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 4, 2019


  • Private Cremation Following Mass

Genevieve Ruth Norton

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Denise Kennedy

December 30, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to our cousins on the loss of your Mom and also our dear Aunt.
Please know that we are thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers.
Aunt Gen was always good to us and will definitely be missed but she will always be in our heart.
Sending our love and hugs to you all.
Denise and Mike Kennedy