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Obituary of Norma Colette Clarke


Mrs. Norma Colette Clarke, 92, of Cortland passed away on Feb 7, 2024 at Hospicare of Ithaca. Norma was formerly employed as a telephone operator with Bell Telephone. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Daughters of The Americas Court #919 Cortland. Norma was very artistic and a lover of Art and Music. Additionally, she was a faithful member of the funeral lunch team at St. Mary’s where she assisted in providing lunches after funeral masses.

Survivors include a brother; Gilbert (Loretta) DeGregory of Shoreham, N.Y., a sister; June Cosentino of Florida and brother-in-law; Gerald (Anne) Clarke of Cary, N. Carolina. as well as 21 nieces and nephews. Norma was preceded in death by her husband; Frank Clarke in 1992, a brother; Robert DeGregory, sister; Carol DeGregory and sister-in-law; Mary Clarke.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church. Prayers of committal delayed until spring will be in Cortland Rural Cemetery. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Loaves and Fishes 13 Court St., Cortland, N.Y. 13045 or Hospicare & Palliative Services of Tompkins and Cortland Counties 172 E. King Rd. Ithaca, N.Y. 14850.

Arrangements have e been entrusted to Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland, N.Y.

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