Norma Louisa Martin of Accord, NY passed away peacefully on April 12, 2012 at the Golden Hill Health Care Center. She was 99 years old. Norma was born on February 1, 1913 in Paterson, NJ, the daughter of Ralph and Lillian (Tunis) Jackson and the widow of Arthur Samuels Martin.
Norma was a member of the First Reformed Church of Saddle Brook, NJ where she was an active Sunday School Teacher, choir member, and belonged to various church clubs and organizations. She moved to Accord in 1986 and became very active in the Rochester Reformed Church and various community groups. Norma was a member of the Accord and Stone Ridge Senior Citizen Groups as well as The Tuesday Club. She was a member of a rug hooking group known as The Happy Hookers and she volunteered as a reader in the "Grandma's Rocking Chair" program at the Marbletown Elementary School well into her nineties.
Mrs. Martin is survived by her children John Dale (Jay) Martin and his wife RosaLou of Accord and Carol Lee Bennett of Burlington, NJ, six grandchildren: John Russell Martin, Sherry Lynn Cafiero, Dale and Lee Vetter, Danielle Heller and Tavan Novi, six great-grandchildren: Curtis and Carter Cafiero, Riley and Kyle Novi, Alexa Grace and Brianna Heller, and Kayla Shoemaker and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 18th at 10am at the Rochester Reformed Church. It will be followed by a light luncheon in the church dining hall for family and friends. Interment will take place at 2pm at the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa, New Jersey where a graveside service will be offered by Rev. Wayne Lewis. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rochester Reformed Church, 5142 Route 209, Accord, NY 12404.