Norita Alice Stover

December 9, 1941February 11, 2021

On February 11, 2021, Norita Alice Stover (nee Zang) passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Thomas Stover; devoted mother of Annette Elizabeth Smith and her husband Larry; loving mommom of Stephanie Marie Smith and Samantha Paige Smith. Relatives and friends are invited for a Graveside Service, on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 1 PM, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, 8420 Belair RD, Nottingham, MD 21236. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Norita’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, FL. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or at, or Gilchrist Hospice, 11311 McCormick RD, Ste. 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031, or at


  • The late Anthony Thomas Stover, Husband
  • Annette Elizabeth Smith and her husband Larry, Daughter
  • Stephanie Marie Smith, Granddaughter
  • Samantha Paige Smith, Granddaughter


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, February 27, 2021


Norita Alice Stover

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Howard Goldsmith

February 25, 2021

My wife Mary and I are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Norita. She was such a lovely lady. I remember spending a few Christmas holidays at her home with her and her family. She always made me feel so welcomed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Annette, Larry, Stephanie and Samantha.

Karen Klein

February 18, 2021

I have so many fond memories of mom mom. She was always a very giving person who would give the shirt off her back to help someone. Knowing her for the last 40 years as the mom of my best friend Annette, mom mom always had a way to make you laugh. She truly made lemonade from lemons. She was always looking for the best deal! She loved people and being around people and ALWAYS had the sweetest disposition. I will always remember and treasure her smile and her laugh. You will be so dearly missed mom mom. May you have peace and again be with Pop. Love always, Karen

Peter & Josephine Otasowie

February 18, 2021

Dear Ms. Anniette,

Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Mom mom. She was a special mother and grandmother, she will be greatly missed by us and so many. We will miss watching her walk to the mailbox to pickup mails.....

Our family is sending a heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We've been your neighbor for less than 5 years, but it seems like we've been neighbors all our lives. Your warm reception and kindness towards us is unexplainable. When the chips are down you are always there for us. We wouldn't have wished for a better neighbor. You and your family are simply the best.

Peter & Josephine Otasowie

Larry Smith

February 18, 2021

What can a son-in-law say........I could have never dreamed that I would be gifted with such a wonderful and pleasant mother-in-law as Mom was and always will be in my memories. I will miss her greatly and remember her fondly each time I look at the face of her daughter, my loving wife, Nettie. She will always be Mom or Mom-Mom to me and I will always love her dearly. Miss you always. Larry

Linda Loveless

February 14, 2021

All of my memories and time that I spent with Mom-Mom over the years bring a smile to my face and warm my heart. I will forever miss her "eye rolls" and her witty banter with Larry.

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to Annette, Larry, Steph and Sam during this difficult time.

Love, Linda

Vernon & Patricia Miller

February 14, 2021

Dear Annette,
Pat and I are so sorry for the passing of your mother. We know how hard this loss can be for you, Larry, and the girls. Should you need help in any way during this difficult time please let us know.
Norita was a wonderful lovely woman, deeply devoted wife, and mother. We know she is in heaven now with Tony, and is at peace.
Pat and I will always remember the many good times we shared with your Mother and Father.
May the peace of God be with you and your family!
Vern & Pat


February 13, 2021

Norita was the widow of my husband's cousin, Tony. We used to enjoy dining out with Norita and Tony - especially at Red Lobster Restaurant. Norita always had a smile on her face and was a "glass is half full" kind of person. We are so impressed with the great job she did raising her daughter, Annette. You couldn't have asked for a more devoted child. We were glad to have had the opportunity to speak to Norita recently. She will leave a bare space in the hearts of her loved ones.

Steph Smith

February 12, 2021

The memories! I remember you playing Barbies with me, Sam, and Sophia down at the condo. I remember you letting Sam and I tape ketchup packets and straws on your arms when we played doctor and you needed an "IV". I remember digging for cigarette butts in the sand outside of the Purple Moose at the beach...and mommy yelling at us. I remember playing keno with you and Poppy for HOURS at the mall. I remember us sneaking in subway sandwiches into the $3 movie theatre after middle school. I remember you pounding away the food at Red Lobster....reminding me to ask the waiter for another round of your bottomless shrimp scampi. You are the best mom-mom and I am so blessed to have endless memories of us. You passed just how you wanted with Englebert in your ear at home with mommy right there holding your hand. I know that you were welcomed into Heaven. Poppy, Grandmom Joanie, Aunt Rita, Uncle Charles, Christopher, Aunt Alice and Uncle Slim, and Katie were all waiting on you. You will be missed because you were always such a sweet , loving presence in our lives, but you're in good company watching over us. Love you forever and always mom-mom ❤️

Constance Dicembre

February 12, 2021

Without a doubt one of the most beloved MomMom’s I have grown to love. This tiny lady was unique during her last years. She knew how to relax and watch her favorites on TV, always with a blanket on, loved singing her Englebert Humperdink songs, and thoroughly enjoyed eating her crabs with a beer.
She knew how to make you laugh by coming back with a comment to anything she felt deserved one, and somehow learned to get her way.
She was a wonderful wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She even enjoyed the family dogs.
Bob and I have enjoyed MomMom more than anyone can imagine. She will be missed. She will have a lot of familiar faces waiting for her, especially, her husband, Tony, and They can hug and kiss to their hearts content. It will be Grand time! Love, Always, Connie and Bob

Sam Smith

February 12, 2021

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have grandparents in their life; I was blessed to have a Mom Mom that was there everyday for 10 years to watch me grow, help me learn, and teach me that when leaving the house you "gotta put on a little lipstick." Mom Mom was the sweetness to our home; everyday when I walked in the door from taking my graduate classes her head would pop from the couch and say "well hi honey!" Hearing that sweet voice welcome me home was enough to take the stresses away and greet her back with "well hi Mom Mom! Are you hungry?" as we all know Mom Mom could eat. To my crabcake loving, shrimp salad eating, cutest sweetest grandmother, your physical presence and sweet voice will be missed. But everyday I will think of you and call on you for strength and guidance in my tough times. Give Pop and Katie a hug for me, and I pray that you watch over us in heaven just as you have watched over us in life.
Love, Manf