Registered nurse, tutor, CCD teacher

Published in the December 31, 2015 edition

NORTH READING — Mary R. (Roux) Norris, 76, of North Reading, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015.

Born in Dover, N.H. on May 25,1939, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Margaret (Robinson) Roux. She was a graduate of Catholic Girls School in Dover, N.H. and Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Manchester, N.H.

Mary worked as a Registered Nurse, she later worked as a teacher for the North Reading Public School System and as a tutor. She volunteered for the elderly and was a CCD teacher. She was president of the Friends of Austin and Austin Athletic Association. Mary had been a resident of North Reading  since 1963 and was a member of St. Theresa Church.

Mary was very generous, thoughtful and she loved to laugh. She took great care of her husband Jim and she loved to celebrate her favorite holiday, Christmas. She loved her grandchildren and life in general.

She loved to bake, she especially enjoyed watching the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. Mary enjoyed gardening and volunteering at the Senior Center in North Reading.

Family members include her loving husband of 55 years, James T. Norris Jr.; loving sons, James T. Norris III and his wife Jeany of New Boston, N.H., Michael R. Norris and his wife Tara of Greenwich, Conn. and Christopher T. Norris and his wife Nancy of Carmel, Ind.; grandchildren, Jack, Shea and Benjamin Norris. She was the sister of the late Thomas and Robert Roux and Ellen Shaw.

Funeral services will be private. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to: Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading.