Norma (Smith) Falce, 73, of Wethersfield, Conn., beloved wife of Peter A. Falce, died on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. She was born on November 25, 1936, in Vineyard Haven to the late Joseph Ferreira and Virginia Smith and graduated with the Class of 1954 from the old Tisbury High School. Norma and her husband Peter raised their family in the south end of Hartford, Conn., before retiring to Wethersfield. She spent all of her summer vacations with her family on Martha’s Vineyard for 50-plus years, enjoying all of the beaches and restaurants and having dinner on the beach.
Norma enjoyed volunteering for the Newington Senior Center for many years. She was employed for the last 10 years by Executive Network and Alfin, Fagan & Falce Accountants, both in Farmington, Conn., where she made many new and wonderful friends. Besides her husband Peter, Norma is survived by her three sons and their families: Peter and his wife, Christine, of Broad Brook, Conn., and their children Nicholas and Zachary; Wayne and his wife, Lisa, of Wethersfield and their children Allyse, Alexander, and Andrew; and Mark and his wife, Karen-Lee, of Stafford Springs, Conn., and their children Jake, Serra, Sydney, Taylor, and Benjamin. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews including: Robert Falce and his wife, Wauline, of Newington, Conn.; Richard Alwardt and his wife, Joanne, of Cape Coral, Fla.; and Michael Colaneri and his wife, Karen, of West Tisbury. She was predeceased by her sister, Beverly Martin Keuhnemund, and her nephew, Frank Alwardt.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Norma’s name may be made to the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center, 80 Seymour Street, P.O. Box 5037, Hartford, Conn. 06102 or to the American Diabetes Foundation, 306 Industrial Park Road, Suite 105, Middletown, Conn. 06457. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopo.com.