STAMFORD, Conn. – Norma Jean Hart, 88, died on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015.
She enjoyed a fully active lifestyle, working in an office part time, teaching music, reading, baking, walking with special friends and always making time for family.
She was born in Rochester, New York, on Oct. 11, 1926, to James Lucy and Philocia (Kintz) Lucy. She earned a scholarship to attend the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, where she graduated in 1949. She taught piano, viola and clarinet upon graduation until she traveled to Germany in the 1950s to work in the USAF Inspector General's Office in Wiesbaden. Her experience with the German language then took her to Mexico, where she worked for a German firm helping employees with the language. She returned home and met her husband, Gordon L. Hart, of Ponca City, Oklahoma, started a family, and moved to Stamford in 1968.
In Stamford, she was an active member of the St. Francis Church for more than 45 years. There she sang in the choir, volunteered and enjoyed fellowship with many beloved friends. She worked as an office manager with Twain Associates in Darien, served as treasurer for the Schubert Club of Fairfield County and continued teaching piano to promising young musicians in the area.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon, and one brother of Kitchener, Ontario. She is survived by her three children: Peter L. Hart and his wife, Karen, of Stamford; Tom Hart and his wife, Deanna, of Huntersville, North Carolina; Nicole Carlon and her husband, Michael, of Stamford; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2810 Long Ridge Road in Stamford, with an immediate reception to follow in the adjacent Assisi Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Francis Sounds Good, the not-for profit music program of St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2810 Long Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06903.
To leave an online condolence, visit the Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home here .
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