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Saturday, July 18, 2009

We will miss you, Aunt Norni:


HORTONVILLE, NY – Norma J Yonchik, entered into eternal life on July 16, 2009, after a short illness at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris NY. She was 86.

Born July 19, 1923 in Santa Ana, CA she grew up and lived most of her life in California. She moved to Sullivan County, New York in 1955 with her husband and three of her children. They lived in Cochecton, Callicoon and finally Hortonville.

Norma was a member of the Holy Cross Church Rosary Society, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Long Eddy and US Marine Corp Auxiliary League.

Surviving are her husband Paul Yonchik of Hortonville; daughter Donna Harlson and husband Gerry of Yucca Valley, CA; Zoanne Deckelman and her husband Charles of Fremont Center; son James Yonchik and partner Art of Downey, California; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Norma is preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Matie Wright; brothers Clifford and Alfred Wright; sister Pauline Patton; grandson Jerry Watte; daughter Virginia Gray; and son Paul Yonchik Jr.

A rosary service will be held at 7:00 pm; [date] at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Long Eddy, NY. A memorial mass of celebration will be held at 11:00 am, [date] at Holy Cross Church, Callicoon, NY with the Reverend Ignatius Smith, OFM officiating.

Inurnment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Callicoon, NY

Arrangements are by Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main St, Callicoon, NY - Cremation Provider. 845-887-4900

Aunt Norni (Norma) was the daughter of Alfred and Matie Wright. Alfred and Matie had four children, Clifford "Stan" Wright (Darlene and Sonny's father and Grandma Pearl's ex-husband), Alfred Wright, Pauline Wright Patton, and Norma "Norni" Wright Yonchick. Aunt Norni was only 8 years older than Darlene.

Al Wright, Stan's brother, was married to Aunt Nona. If that helps you guys any. It sure helped me!

Aunt Norni and Uncle Paul came to our wedding, and she made us this needlepoint cross:

I didn't know her well at all, of course, but remember her as a very nice woman who loved Darlene, Troy, Cary and Larry.
Our prayers go out to Paul, Jim and the rest of the family.

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