Norma Duffy King

BERKSHIRE: Norma Duffy King of East Berkshire passed away peacefully in the early hours of March 4, 2023, at the Northwestern Medical Center.

She was born on June 28, 1933, the daughter of the late John and Marjorie Duffy of Milton, and the wife of Douglas C. King of East Berkshire.

Doug and Norma married on April 26, 1953, with a lifelong commitment, a love that is never ending. They were together through thick and thin, for seventy treasured years. They worked together day in and day out, building their life and making their journey along the way. They have enjoyed a very full life together with many of their family and friends. The farm life consisted of hard work and commitment from them both, and with that, they were able to retire early. She would bale hay in the summer and kept the books up to date and organized.

Norma was always planning the days ahead for retirement and a comfortable life forever on. Doug and Norma spent the next 35 years in Florida at their winter home, in the warmth and sun, among many families and friends. When they returned home in the spring, they spent precious time together at home or at the lake. Norma loved the water above all, especially swimming. She also enjoyed cross-country skiing, kayaking, golfing, and walking. She always provided three delicious home cooked meals every day, especially around the holidays with the big family gatherings. Norma and Doug traveled often out west and to Maine and had many fishing trips in Canada.

Family meant everything to Norma and was always her top priority. She was a very talented artist, free handed many countryside paintings and landscapes. She sold much of her work to friends, galleries, and family. St. Patrick’s Day holiday was one of her favorites as it allowed her to celebrate her “Duffy” genes. In her final years “Duffy King Strong” was her motto of strength.

Norma is survived by her husband of 70 years, Douglas C. King who was her devoted spouse and caregiver; daughters, Marjorie Hammond and husband Donald, Sherry King and her fiancé Terry Lovelette; and son, Randall King; grandsons, Michael, John, Kyle Patrick Haggerty.

Besides her parents, Norma was predeceased by her siblings, Jim Duffy, Robert Duffy, Barbara Duffy Ryan, and Wayne Duffy.

“We will forever love and miss you mom, we will carry you forever. Mom, you were our shining light.”

A special thank you goes out to the NMC staff, Cold Hollow Health Care, and the Enosburgh Ambulance Rescue for all the care, kindness, and help, it is very appreciated.

Friends and family will be invited to a graveside service to take place this spring at the Milton Methodist Cemetery.

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