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Norma (Held) Cole

January 11, 1931 ~ October 22, 2019 (age 88)

Norma (Held) Cole, 88, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the Jewish Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. Norma was born in Bronx, N.Y., on January 11, 1931, the daughter of the late Harry and Ester (Levy) Held. She was a graduate of Walton High School, Class of 1949. She was a member of the Blessed Hope Advent Christian Church in Springfield. Norma was a member of many bowling leagues, she loved her games of Scrabble, crosswords and puzzles, she also wrote poetry was an avid reader and knitter. She is survived by her beloved husband of fifty years of marriage Merton H. Cole, Jr., of Springfield, four devoted daughters Lori Bernardi and her husband Michael of Longmeadow, Diane Mead of Springfield, Debra Crouse and her husband Kevin of Enfield, Patricia Caputo and her husband Richard of Springfield, and she leaves seven cherished grandchildren Jonathan, Samantha and Emerson Bernardi, Amanda Bousquet and her husband Kyle, Nicole “Lady Jane” Mead and her partner Will, Christopher Caputo, Meghan Bricault and her husband Allen, and she leaves two great- grandchildren Brayden and Charlie. Family and friends will gather and remember Norma on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 1-3pm., at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield, MA, Followed by a Funeral Home Service at 3p.m. Burial will be private in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Springfield Library c/o Directors office, Springfield City Library, 20 State Street Springfield, Ma., 01103. For additional information please visit


Donations may be made to:

Springfield Library Association
220 State Street, Springfield MA 01103

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