Norma T. (Belliveau) Busby

August 10th, 2013

Norma T. (Belliveau) Busby, age 86, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on August 9, 2013.

Norma was born on July 22, 1927, in Medford, MA and was the dear daughter of late Edmond L. and Loddie M. (Comeau) Belliveau.  Norma was born into a nurturing family that shared a common love for music.

Norma married the “love of her life” James R. Busby on October 11, 1952 following his return from war.  Norma and Jim truly loved and enjoyed one another and shared close to 61 years of marriage.

Norma and Jim married and bought their first home in Tewksbury where they lived for ten years.  They then settled in Wilmington more than 50 years ago and raised two wonderful children; Karen and James.  Norma adored her children and was always there to encourage and protect them.  She later gained a son and daughter in law, whom she loved as her own.

When Norma became a “Grammy” to Kristen, Jason, Jamie, Katie and Sarah, she was in her glory.  She cherished every moment with her grandchildren, and they with her.  She loved always being there, along with Papa, to teach, encourage, cook, play games, sing, dance and loved every moment.   Norma also loved her family dogs.  As with her grandkids, she always looked after their needs and very much enjoyed their companionship.

Family was first and foremost to Norma.  She enjoyed preparing family holidays, family vacations, and special celebrations.  Norma was known to be the most “unselfish” person to her family and she always showered them with unconditional love, affection and generosity.

Prior to retiring Norma worked at the Gillette Company for many years where she was a hardworking and dedicated employee.  She held various positions throughout the company and with her lovely personality she made countless friends with her fellow employees.

In her spare time, Norma had a passion for dancing.  She and Jim belonged to several dance clubs including square dance, round dance, ballroom dance, tap dance and even clogging.  Norma absolutely loved music and was a talented organist.

Norma will be fondly remembered as a very kind, compassionate and selfless person who always put the needs of others before her own.  Her dedication to her family and friends was unwavering and will never be forgotten.  She will truly be missed.

Norma was the beloved wife of James R. Busby,  devoted mother of Karen Diorio and her husband Jerry of Auburn, NH and James R. Busby Jr. and his wife Susan of Wilmington, loving “Grammy” of Kristen and Jason Diorio, Jamie, Katie, and Sarah Busby.  She was the dear sister of the late Madeline Fougere, Albert Belliveau, Edward Belliveau, Irene Wall, Beatrice Cales, Lydia Rapoza and May Belliveau.  She was a special Aunt of Marie Forgue, June Mitchell, Claire and Edward Iames.  Norma is further survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc. 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, August 14th at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 12:00 noon.  Interment to follow in Wildwood  Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 13th from 4-8 p.m.


13 Entries in Guest Book for “Norma T. (Belliveau) Busby”

  1. Terry Collins says:

    we will miss aunt norma. We love you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

    Love Terry and Tim

  2. Brian and Lynn Curran says:

    Our prayers are with all of you.

  3. Ray and Gail Noel says:

    Jimmy and Sue we are thinking of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love you guys

  4. Debra Burke says:

    Very sorry to hear about the passing of Norma. she was like a second “mom” always watching us out the window. Our thoughts and prayer with all of you.
    Love, Debra and Paul

  5. Cheryl Bolton says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Auntie Norma

  6. Pam Cote MacKenzie says:

    So sorry for the loss of your mom and a lifelong family friend. My thoughts, prayers & love to you all.

  7. Bonnie Hebsch says:

    So sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you all. The Hebsch family

  8. Mark and Joella Iames says:

    Uncle Jimmy, Karen, Jaime, and families,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Kind, loving, and generous, “Auntie Norma” will be missed by all. Our deepest sympathy, our thoughts and our prayers are with you as you experience this most difficult time.
    All our love, Mark and Joella

  9. jennifer hodgdon says:

    The beauty of Mrs. Busby lives on through her beautiful children and grandchildren. Peace be with all of you.

    Love, The Hodgdon family

  10. linda says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.. it was a great pleasure taking care of your mom.. miss you all.

  11. linda violette says:

    I will miss singing to Jim and Norma..

  12. Mary Ellen (O'Reilly) Powers says:

    Jamie, sorry to hear about your mom. Thinking of you,

    Mary Ellen O’R

  13. Carol Ciampi Dugan says:

    Mr. B, Jim, Sue, Karen and girls. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. B. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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