OBITUARY

Norma Marie Spagnolia

August 16, 1924April 19, 2021
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Norma Marie Spagnolia, age 96, of Henderson, Nevada passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021. Norma was born August 16, 1924.

A visitation for Norma will be held Monday, May 3, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Palm Downtown Mortuary, 1325 North Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101. A funeral service will occur Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 1325 North Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101. A committal service will occur Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 1325 North Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101. A burial will occur at Palm Mortuary - Downtown, 1325 North Main St, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmdowntownmortuary.com for the Spagnolia family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Memories

Norma Marie Spagnolia

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mathew maucieri

May 7, 2021

i have very good memories of aunt norma and it's amazing to think of how short an amount of time i spent with her overall in my life, but she made such an outsize impression.
warm, funny, happy, good, kind, and full of joy and love and always so well supplied with candy, food and hospitality.
i probably only spent less than 30 days with her total but i remember her very clearly as all of those things.
so for you and uncle nick and aunt rachel, who spent so much more time with her, i know you must have those memories of her but much stronger.
condolences to you and all of us who were luck to have had her in our lives.
love
mat

louis maucieri

May 7, 2021

Auntie Norma became my second mother right after I was born. My birth mother developed a thrombosis and so Norma, was drafted to care for me. She was13 yrs old.

In the ‘40s-'50s our families often shared Sunday dinners. During my college years I introduced fiancee Mary to her …something a second mom would want. So we married. Children came- four within four years (twins). A fifth arrived in a year. We had moved from Chicago to California. The only support family for us was Norma. She'd kid us- "just one more hard year”…typical second mom . Soon a sixth child came. Now Auntie upped the ante with "just two more hard years!”

The pattern repeated for my young sister Rachel and teen brother Nick. Both our parents were hospitalized. Norma cared for Rachel for two summers. Nick became an apprentice to electrician Joe Spagnolia. Auntie made Nick breakfast each morning before they went to work…just like a second mother ! Then oldest son Daniel was posted to Nellis AFB.. On many Sundays Norma invited him to the house to visit and enjoy some Italian home cooking… yes, now his second mother.

We moved to Sacramento and rented a motor home to visit Norma and Joe in N. Hollywood, and later Vegas. Auntie welcomed us to her house for Thanksgiving or Easter Sunday. Mary, kids, and I all had... our second mother.
After Joe died Norma became ill, and needed at- home care. Joann jumped in for ~ ten years, like Mother Teresa in Calcutta. And Granddaughter Cristina frequently helped Joann as care needs intensified. Our second mom Norma, got her own second
mothers. After passing they washed her body...just like Christ's mother. So Auntie, please save us a place at the table.

mike maucieri

May 7, 2021

She always had a smile and treated us kids like we were her own. Incredible, thoughtful aunt. I remember vistting there in I believe it was 1976 or 77. Best marinara sauce and braciole ever!!

I remember when Dan was stationed at Nellis and I went to Vegas for a few days near Easter when I was 20ish. Dan told me of this great hotel we would go to for Friday dinner and bring Aunt Norma. He raved about the steak. We picked her up for dinner and she reminded us it was a Friday during Lent and no flesh was to be consumed.

We went to the Pink Flamingo for the seafood buffet....

Great crab legs but I drove 550 miles for a steak...

rebeccca maucieri

May 7, 2021


Every single time I saw Aunt Norma, she always made me feel like I was the most special person in the world. As a kid, she would come visit our family in Sacramento with Uncle Joe and she always brought me a little gift. An art kit usually; a paint by number picture, sand art, one of those black felt posters to color with pens, one time it was a needlepoint kitten I could make. And then - here’s the great part - she would sit down with me and we would do the project together! How I loved one-on-one time with fun, bubbly Aunt Norma! We’d chat while she gave her opinion on what colors I wanted to use or why I should use less glue with the sand or why it was so important for me to get along with my brothers and help my mom whenever I could. She always made me feel so special. These are some of the moments I cherish. To me, Norma was fun and love and family, all wrapped up in a smiling face and a tender heart.

Pam Wescoat

May 4, 2021

Rest In Peace Sweet Grandma Norma. You are truly loved and will be sorely missed.

Sara Maucieri

April 27, 2021

My memories of Aunt Norma

Aunt Norma was always a cheerful, joyful woman who had a kind word for everyone and a smile that lit up whatever room she walked into. She loved to laugh and sing, and family was such an important thing to her. She always had a hug for me when I saw her, especially when I was a little girl. She helped bring her sister, Ameriga, (who was my grandmother) out of her shell. She loved to look her best, and she gave my grandma a makeover for our family reunion, and they both looked so glamorous! I think the family reunion in Las Vegas, in 2000, was the last time I saw Aunt Norma, and she was her usual joyful, loving self, and she gave me a hug and told me how happy she was to see me.

My father played a large part in coordinating the reunion, with social activities for the adults, like sharing family memories, a playlist of music for everyone to enjoy, and the opportunity to chat with family members that we hadn’t seen in a while. There were also pictures of the Troiani family for everyone to view. There were also activities for the kids, and I was taking part in facilitating the activities with Aunt Norma, and she was so glad to be a part of it and happy to spend time with me and the kids. We spent the afternoon talking and doing art projects. It was a great day and Aunt Norma, as was her way, made the afternoon so enjoyable and made me feel special.

Becky mentioned the smell of Aunt Norma’s perfume, and how she remembered it being her signature scent. I remember it too. I don’t know the name of it, but sometimes when I’m out somewhere I’ll smell it and think of Aunt Norma. Scent is tied to memory, and it’s one of the things that we remember about our loved ones. The scent of Aunt Norma’s perfume, as well as her bubbly, loving nature, are two of my most cherished memories of her. She was, and will remain, a cherished member of our family.

Elisabeth McInnes

April 24, 2021

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April 24, 2021

Elisabeth McInnes

April 24, 2021

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