Norma H. (Gillis) McReynolds
GREENWICH – Norma H. (Gillis) McReynolds passed away peacefully
after a long illness on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, with her family by
Born May 16, 1939, in Middle Falls, N.Y., she was the daughter of
Earl and Maybelle (Welden) Gillis.
At the age of 18, she was joined in marriage to James “Jim”
McReynolds Jr. on Aug. 31, 1957, at St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich.
Norma loved to watch wildlife, reading, cooking and was an avid
collector of knick knacks, especially chickens, ducks, deer and
moose. She also enjoyed traveling with family and friends, as well as
watching her grandchildren grow throughout the years. She was a
loving mother, sister and friend.
In addition to her husband Jim of 48 years, Norma was predeceased by
her father, Earl, two brothers, Howard and Robert Gillis, and one
granddaughter, Kaytlyn McReynolds.
Norma is survived by her daughter, JoAnn and her husband, Daniel
Marchaland; son, James McReynolds III; daughter, Karen and her
husband, Steve Lewis; daughter, Colleen Mattison; son, Patrick and
his wife, Michelle McReynolds; daughter, Sandy McReynolds; nine
grandchildren: James and Lucas McReynolds, Thomas Worth, Meghan,
Hillary, and Maxx Mattison, Travis, Sara, and Avery McReynolds; her
mother, Maybelle Gillis; two sisters, Pauline Wood and Dorothy
Harrington; three brothers: Edward, William and Donald Gillis; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorials can be made in her memory to the Kaytlyn McReynolds
Scholarship Fund, c/o Greenwich Central School, 28 Gray Ave.
Greenwich, NY 12834.
Arrangements are under the direction of Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral
Home, 80 Main St., Greenwich, NY 12834.
Online remembrances can be made at http://www.flynnbrosinc.com.