Norma C. Tutty
May 21, 1931 – November 30, 2018
Norma C. Tutty, 87, Crystal River, FL, passed away on Fri., Nov. 30, 2018 at Shands Hospital at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. A native of Van Buren, ME, she was born May 21, 1931 to Andrew and Elise (LaFerriere) Cyr, one of seven children. Norma retired as Chief Editor of Communications from United Technologies/Pratt and Whitney of East Hartford, CT after a 37 year career. Norma moved to Crystal River 25 years ago from Vernon, CT and was a longtime faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto, where she served as a cheerful greeter for parishioners as they arrived for mass. She pursued her passion for the game of golf at the former Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club, Crystal River, and was also a member of the Black Hat Ladies Club. Norma also loved to visit gambling casinos in Las Vegas, Biloxi, MS and the Hard Rock in Tampa, FL. Mrs. Tutty was also a breast cancer survivor of more than 50 years. In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell T. Corcoran in 1972 and her second husband, John I. Tutty in 1998, as well as her six siblings; Violet, Willie, Rachel, Vernon, Ronnie and Sharon. She is survived by her two daughters Elaine Cloutier (husband Robert), Windsor Locks, CT and Susan Gionfriddo (husband Sal), Granville, MA; granddaughter Heather Sprague (husband Robert), Holly Springs, NC; beloved great grandchildren Joey and Katie Sprague, Holly Springs, NC; nephew Dan Schwartz, Horseshoe Bay, TX; nephew Thomas Schwartz (wife Kathy), Winter Garden, FL; her golf and gambling partner Donna Sprague (husband Bob), Beverly Hills, FL; and her loving friends and neighbors David and Sharon Faulkner, Crystal River, FL, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews in Maine. Norma’s family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, FL. www.wilderfuneral.com
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Norma C. Tutty
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December 6, 2018
Visited Aunta Norma a few times the past couple years. Her spunk and zest for life were infectious. I loved visiting her if just to watch her fight me for the lunch ticket at her local eatery. Wish I could have played a round of golf with her. She will be missed by many people.