Norma Jean (Teeney) Rich, 74, died Dec. 23, 2009, at a Pittsfield hospital.

She was born Jan. 2, 1935, in Searsmont, a daughter of Joseph and Bernice (Greer) Teeney.

She was valedictorian of her class at Morse Memorial High School in Brooks. Norma was employed as a bookkeeper for many years at Staples Oil Company in Unity and Pittsfield, Beacon Motors in Bangor and retired from Webber Oil Company. She loved the outdoors and will be remembered as an avid walker. She always kept her yard in immaculate condition, was an avid reader and seamstress, and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles in ink. She was a member of the Clueless Quilters Club.

Norma was predeceased by her first husband, Henry Cunningham Jr.; her second husband, Buren Rich; a sister, Joyce Crosby; and a granddaughter, Laura Ann.

She is survived by her children, Larry Teeney and his girlfriend, Peggy Morang, of Burnham, Marcia and her husband, Robert Johnston, of Palmyra, Melissa Wilkins of Pittsfield, Bradley Cunningham of Woodstock, N.H., Michael and his wife, Christine Cunningham, of New Braunfels, Texas; and a stepdaughter, Linda, and her husband, Michael McNally, of Fort Myers, Fla.; her siblings, Wayne Teeney and his wife, Janice, of Searsport, Wenda Brown of Canaan, Maxine and her husband, Charles Curtis, of Belfast; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Neally and her husband, Frederick, of Troy and Phyllis Larby, also of Troy; grandchildren Sue Ann, Tiffany, Lisa, Larry Jr., Johnathan, Thomas, Heather, Shannon, Chelsea, Erica, and Patrick; and great-grandchildren Brandon, Celia, and Drake; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Monday, Dec. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.,at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main St., Newport, where funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Al H. Worden officiating. Spring burial will be in Rose Cemetery in Brooks.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 170 U.S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105.

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