Norma J Rosenswie

Born: Thu., Aug. 3, 1933
Died: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Dec. 23, 2019
Location: St. Raphael's Catholic Church


Mon., Dec. 30, 2019
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

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Norma J. Rosenswie, beloved and loving mother and grandmother


ELDRED, Pa. — Norma J. Rosenswie, 86, of Elm Street, passed away Thursday (Dec. 19, 2019) at Olean General Hospital, following a brief illness.


Born Aug. 3, 1933, in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Edward “Ted” and Jessie Mae Barton Bell. On April 26, 1952, in Allegany, N.Y., she married William G. Rosenswie, who passed away June 22, 2013.


She was a 1955 graduate of the Eldred High School and was a lifetime resident of Eldred. Norma had been employed for 30 years as a teacher’s aide for special needs children through the IU 9 system, retiring from the Eldred Elementary School.


She was a member of the St. Raphael Church and the Altar Rosary Society.

Norma loved her family and also all her special needs children at school that she spent many years caring for. She also enjoyed the summers at Chautauqua Lake with Bill and her family and watching the birds.


Surviving are three sons, Michael and Patti in Coffee Springs, Ala., Marty and Sharon in Port Allegany and Wm. ‘Crop’ and Ursula in Port Allegany; four daughters, Laurie (Joe) Kahle in Windsor, Colo., Dede (Ned) Van Epps in Shippenville, Beth (Harold) Young in Avon, N.C. and Trisha (Stacy) Tyler of Eldred; 16 grandchildren, Derek (Jane) Kahle, Justin (Cassidy) Kahle, Sarah (Tim) Reed, Christopher VanEpps, Michael (Jenn) Rosenswie, Jamie (Luke) Mikolajczyk, Jonathan (Ryan) Rosenswie, Joshua Rosenswie, Billy Young, Thomas Young, Andrew Rosenswie, Mary (Noah) Jordan, Steve (Brandi) Rosenswie, Scott Coneys, Gregory Tyler and Sophia (Virgil) Graham; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers, Frederick and Edward Jr. Bell; and three sisters, Thelma Bradt, Joanne Bradt and Nancy Martz.


At Norma’s wishes, there will be no public visitation, but friends and family are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Monday (Dec. 23, 2019) at the St. Raphael’s Church in Eldred, with the Rev. Thomas Brown as celebrant. The family wishes to invite everyone to a visitation dinner at the Coleman Center immediately after the mass is over. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Sartwell.


Donations may be made to the St. Raphael’s Altar Rosary Society.

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Sally Reed
   Posted Fri December 20, 2019
Much love to the Rosenswie family. Many happy memories of all of you. Love, Sally

Coleen O’Brien Silvis
   Posted Fri December 20, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Your mother was always so kind to me. May your memories bring you peace. Sincerely, Coleen

Jim and Dorothy Brown
   Posted Sat December 21, 2019
Prayers for your family. Had a lot of good times on Elm street. Norma was the mom as kids we wanted to be around. She put up with a lot of shenanigans from us all. RIP

Mary Ann Emerson
   Posted Sat December 21, 2019
My sincere condolences to Norma’s family. She was one of the pillars of Elm Street.
Mary Ann (LaBella) Emerson

Karl Shuey
   Posted Sat December 21, 2019
I’m saddened to hear of Norma’s death. It was a joy to talk with her or just to wave at her when she was sightseeing on Fowler Brook, which I know she enjoyed in the past year or so. We’ll miss seeing her. Heartfelt condolences to all her children, grandchildren and family.

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