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Obituary of Norma Morris


Norma J. Morris, 89, of Cortland, NY passed away November 3, 2023 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.


She was born Norma Jean Seamans at Cortland Memorial Hospital on May 26, 1934, the daughter of the late Eugene Seamans and Blanche Seamans-Knowles of Truxton, NY.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William Morris who left this world in 2004, after a marriage of 42 years.

She is survived by her 4 children and a daughter-in-law, Debbie Mudge of Henderson, NV, Billie Morris of Cortland, NY, Michael Morris of Cortland, NY, as well as Scott Morris and Annette Patriarco Morris also from Cortland, NY. In addition, she had 8 loving grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and is and will forever be greatly missed by all.

Norma was an animal and nature lover, surrounding herself with wild birds and her many plants which she tended to daily.

In the 1970’s through the early 2000’s, she was known by many in the area as the go-to person for wallpaper hanging, having decorated hundreds of homes and businesses during that period.

There was a gathering held by her family and friends on November 10th to celebrate her life and remember the impact she had on all who knew her.

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