Norma Jean (Gallup) Kosowski passed away on Friday, September 21, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center with her family by her side.
Norma was born on May 15, 1946, in Mayfield, N.Y., the daughter of the late Norman and Anna (Williams) Gallup. She attended Mayfield schools and studied nursing at the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. Upon graduation, she was employed at Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center in Utica from 1965 until her retirement in May 2001. She married Michael J. Kosowski in October of 1974, a blessed union of 37 years. Norma did a lot of volunteer work in her life including working with Brownies and Girl Scouts. She was a Boilermaker volunteer, school nurse as well as a nurse at Camp Nazareth and Camp Russell, PTO president, PEF representative and worked at Valley Gymnastics, where her three daughters attended classes. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.
Norma was always proud of her children and their accomplishments. She will be missed by all.
Norma leaves behind: her beloved husband, Michael; son, Michael and his wife, Dawn and their sons, Ethan and Wyatt of New Hartford; daughters, Rosann Walsh and her husband, Brian and their two sons, Nolan and Colton of New Hampshire, Jill and her friend, Josh of Clark Mills, and Megan and her friend, Doug of New Hartford.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Myslinski Funeral Home, 470 French Road, Utica. Funeral services will commence immediately following visitation at 5 p.m. Interment will be in Union Rural Cemetery, Mayfield.
Remembrances in Norma's name may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Kosowski family wishes to thank the staff and doctors of the Cardiac Unit at St. Elizabeth Medical Center for the great care they gave Norma.
Messages of sympathy at www.myslinskifuneralhome.com.