Norma Satow

NEWTON, MA: Norma Satow, 72, passed away on January 6, 2021, with her husband by her side in Newton, Massachusetts.

She was the daughter of late Norman P. Jenne and Elsie (Frazier) Jenne of Enosburg Falls, Vermont and the stepdaughter of Evelyn Jenne, of Orleans, VT, and the sister of Merrill G. Jenne of Montague, MA.

Norma grew up on a dairy farm in Enosburgh. After graduating from Enosburg Falls High School, Class of 1966, she moved to Montpelier, Vermont, and then to Massachusetts, where she spent many years at Digital Equipment Corporation in various capacities. While working at Digital, she met her future husband Clay, whom she married in 1980. In addition to working at Digital, she did property management and office administration. After her father’s death, she and her brother, Merrill, inherited the Jenne Machine Shop, in Lyndonville, VT, and together over the course of several years restored it to fiscal health.

Norma and Clay made a home together in Acton, Massachusetts where they raised their two children, Lara and Gary, before moving to Framingham and making another house into their home. 

Norma was a superfan of her children and their activities, whether it be swimming or figure skating, soccer or hockey. As a devoted mother, she drove miles for, sat for hours through, and cheered passionately during each practice, game, and competition. She instilled enduring lessons in her children: pick up one activity before you start the next, finish your dinner before dessert, and anything less than pure Vermont Maple syrup is a crime against humanity. 

Norma was endlessly talented, able to frame a picture, knit a scarf, cook a sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner or her granddaughters’ favorite Shepherd’s Pie. She was a dog lover, giving care and dedication to dogs Sukoshi, Kiyo, Brandy, PJ, Sadie, and Beebe over the years. When she retired, she rekindled her passion for sewing, especially when she had grandchildren to spoil.The Halloween costumes, dresses, shirts, bath towels, table cloths, placemats,  wall decorations, and Christmas tree skirts will be forever associated with her love and dedication to her family. 

We will think of Norma always, but especially when flowers go into the ground in May, when the Christmas tree goes up in December, when the Bruins and Red Sox start their new seasons, when “My Cousin Vinny” is on TV, and when the crowd shouts “Wheel…Of…Fortune” at 7 PM. 

Norma’s legacy continues in her husband, Clay; daughter Lara and son in law, Eric, their children Milena, Alecia and Diana; son Gary and daughter in law, Cory, and their children, Mara and Miles; and her niece, Lesley.

A virtual Memorial Gathering, in honor of Norma, will be held by her family on Friday, January 15th at 8pm. Please email if you would like to join. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Norton Funeral Home, Framingham, MA.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or to the ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20077-7127.

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