Niagara Gazette

January 28, 2013

Norma J. Zoda

Niagara Gazette

LEWISTON — Norma J. (Vincent) Zoda, 77, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence in Lewiston, NY. Born in Ogdensburg, NY, she was the daughter of the late Marcel and Belva "Patricia" (Sampier) Vincent.

Norma came to Niagara Falls, NY as a child with her family. She attended local schools and graduated from the former St. Mary's High School in 1953. She worked at the former Rapids, Strand and Cataract Theater in Niagara Falls and later at the former Niagara Permanent Savings Bank in Niagara Falls as a Platform Manager, until her retirement after 25 years of service. Norma was a longtime devoted member of Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish, St. Joseph's Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and     visited the sick and shut-ins of the parish, both in their homes and at nursing facilities. Norma adored her cats and in her leisure time enjoyed going to the casino and playing cards. Most of all, Norma will be remembered as a little lady with a big heart who was always there for everyone and who centered her life around her family.

Norma was predeceased by her husband, Charles Zoda, on September 8, 2002. She is       survived by her two sons, Kevin M. (Angela) Wiler of Niagara Falls, NY and Tommy L. (Michelle) Wiler of Kenmore, NY; three grandchildren, Christie Hejmanowski, Bryan Wiler and Lindsey Wiler; three great-grandchildren, Avery, Megan and Autumn Lee; one sister, Alice (late Richard) Peete of Boca Raton, FL; one sister-in-law, Rose Curtis of Lewiston, NY; and several aunts, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 3-7 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will begin on Thursday, January 31st at 9:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph Parish at St. Joseph Church, 1413 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY, with Rev. Duane Klizek officiating. Interment in St. Joseph         Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY.  If desired, memorial donations may be made to Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish, 1413 Niagara Falls, NY  14301.

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