Norah Harrington Tyler

November 28, 1922April 20, 2014
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Norah Tyler, 91, of New Bern, and formerly of Greenane Bere Island, Ireland, passed away peacefully at home on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.

She was born on November 28, 1922 in Greenane Bere Island,Ireland. She was a devoted wife to her husband Harry Tyler of 43 years.

Norah moved to New Bern in the spring of 2006 and was a resident of River Bend. She enjoyed reading , cooking, gardening, working at Nauti Paws, walking, traveling and looking after her grand doggies. Norah loved life and meeting people. Her infectious smile would always light up a room. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Norah was a loving and caring mother and is survived by her three sons, Adrian Tyler and Simon Tyler, both of England; Paul Tyler of New Bern, NC; Amy Tyler and Lisa Tyler were proud daughters in-law to this remarkable woman. She was also a proud grandmother to Russell James Tyler and Charlotte Louise Tyler.

A visitation/reception will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Cotten Funeral Home, followed by her service at 7:00 pm.

A funeral mass will be held in her hometown of Greenane Bere –County, Cork, Ireland at St. Michael Church at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials (honoring Norah’s love for animals) may be made to Passion for Paws c/o 312 Channel Run New Bern, NC 28562.

Online condolences may be made to the Tyler family at



  • Visitation Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 23, 2014


  • Inurnment

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James Harrington

May 2, 2014

Dear Cousins

Adrianna Paula and Simone. Boy how my Aunty would laugh when I would walk into the house and ask how were her girls.

It was with great regret that I learnt of the passing of my Aunty

To Adrian Simon and Paul, my deepest sympathy I know how much you all loved her. I also know how proud aunty was of the three of you. Her face would light up when talking about you guys

I will see you guys on Bere Island this summer(Le Cuna De)

You cousin James

Megan Holzer

April 30, 2014

I am so lucky to have met NO NO last summer! She welcomed me into her house and her life with open arms, she made me feel right at home! I will cherish our laughs and conversations while watching wheel of fortune, eating pudding and taking pictures. Although I only knew NO NO for a short time she is the kind of person you instantly fall in love with, I love you NO NO! I am thinking and praying for you Amy and Paul!

Gulshan Sangha

April 29, 2014

I was very fortunate to be able to spend time with Adrian's mum on Bere Island - she enjoyed the simple things in life, like cooking for her family and she was a wonderful cook. One afternoon we decided to take a walk over the hills and the mist started coming in - well she was off and I could barely keep up and I was half her age. She was kind and gentle and had a great sense of humour.
I will think of her fondly and send my condolences to the family.


Megan Moore

April 26, 2014

To: NO NO!!!
Thank you for all the tea and cookies every time I came to New Bern to visit Amy and Paul! I even got to be your working buddy at the store a couple of times too, how lucky am I? Thank you for the smiles and all the laughs you would bring me when you would come visit the girls at the gym in Greensboro. I always got so excited when Amy would bring you to practices with the puppies! :-)
You are a ray of sunshine and a beautiful person. I wish I could give you the biggest hug to tell you thank you about how much of a privilege it was having to chance to be apart of your life. I'll miss you NO NO!!
- Megan Moore (GAC, T592)

Misty Embry

April 25, 2014

Although I never actually got the chance to meet Norah , I was told she was quite lovely. So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort.

Misty Embry

Nevis & Alan Kirkpatrick

April 23, 2014

Paul, Amy & Family ~ we wish you peace of mind and heart during this period of grief and loss. Miss Norah sounded like a very special lady...we learn how to love by those who love us. Paul, your Mom taught you well.

Teresa Spiece

April 23, 2014

To: My Sweet Norah,
Just as a ray of sunshine changes a gray sky, so your smile did to an aging body. Not once did I dread walking into your home and into your room...until today. I missed you greatly!
I was introduced to you in probably the most trying time of your life, yet you taught me the "true" meaning of good: having desirable or favorable characteristics; morally excellent; virtuous, well-behaved and proper. Norah, YOU were truly made up of the "good" stuff!
Through-out your final days you showed kindness and courtesy to me. When you struggled to speak words, you were always mindful to say "please" and "thank you". You were gracious.
I remember a day when it took multiple times to push up from your wheelchair, and when we finally made it you said "Thank you, God" with such sincerity that I believed He was there. You were sincere.
All of this and yet you didn't lack a sense of humor. Many times you kept me on my toes. Those I'll keep between us to remember when I have my hot cup of tea which you introduced me to. I now know tea does not "make" it "brews".
Enjoy heaven, my friend! You were a gift from God!
To: Your Family,
What an example of love! It has been an honor to be in your home. Thank you.

Nancy Hug

April 23, 2014

We first met Miss Norah at the first Naughty Paws with a warm and ready smile and her charming British accent. She greeted everyone with genuine kindness; both two legged and four legged creatures. She was a class act and will be missed by both friends and family alike. Our deepest sympathies to you both. God bless, Love, Gary and Nancy Hug

Kathy Smart

April 22, 2014

So sorry about Miss Norah. She was a very sweet lady. Hope you will have peace that she is in heaven and always looking down on you both. Love you both!

Simon Tyler

April 22, 2014

Mum, we always joked about what a horrible mother you were and what a horrible Son I was, but in reality you were the most wonderful mum any son could ever wish for. There is nothing you could or would not do. You were always so caring and thoughtful in everything you did.

I am sorry we cannot be there today but be assured you are and always will be in ours thoughts and dreams. We love you mum and will miss you so much.

Your loving Son Simon, Lisa and your beautiful Grand Daughter Charlotte and Grandson Russell. XXXX We miss you. XXXX