Life Story for
Norma Miller (Elceser)
Norma Marie Miller, of Pawling, NY, died on Monday, May 7, 2018 in Danbury, CT. She was 85 years old.
Born on August 30, 1932 in New Rochelle, NY, Norma was the daughter of Martin and Margaret (Breny) Elceser. In 1949, she graduated from Pawling High School.
On March 11, 1951 Norma married the love of her life, Morris J. “Mike” Miller, in New Caanan, CT. After 65 years of marriage, Mike died on March 8, 2016.
Mrs. Miller was a Community Relations Manager with Guideposts in Carmel, NY for 31 years before retiring in 1994. Norma was a member of the Holmes United Methodist Church and enjoyed preparing the spaghetti sauce for the semiannual dinner. She was an active volunteer with the Salvation Army, Red Cross, and Putnam County CAP. She was a board member of Reed Library. Norma was the biggest fan of UCONN Women’s Basketball. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, canning, puzzles, and watching Jeopardy. While Norma had many hobbies, her greatest joy came from spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Norma is survived by her two children: James M. Miller and his wife, Malda, of Pawling and Janice M. Hackett and her husband, Jeffrey, of Pawling; eight grandchildren: Mary Shelley, Robert Rompon, Michael Miller, Nicholas Miller, Richard Miller, Jessica Pulford, Matthias Hackett, Margo Hackett; nine great-grandchildren with one on the way; one great-great-grandchild on the way. Also, her siblings Martha Muller, Patricia Porter, and Mike Elceser. She was predeceased by her grandson Thomas Miller.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 1pm at Dwyer Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Patterson, NY. Interment will follow at Pawling Rural Cemetery, Pawling, NY. Visitation will be prior to the service on May 10, 2018 from 11am-1pm at the funeral home. www.dwyerfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations, in Norma’s memory, be made to the Holmes United Methodist Church “Kitchen Modernization Fund.” Holmes Methodist Church, P.O. Box 146, 41 Holmes Road, Holmes, NY 12531.