Anna M. Norwood, 91, a resident of Norwood Street, passed away peacefully Jan. 4, 2011, at Quarry Hill in Camden.

Anna was born in Lincolnville on July 28, 1919, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Hattie Conic Thomas. She attended local schools in both Lincolnville and Warren.

As a young girl, she helped her family pick blueberries in their blueberry fields in Lincolnville, as well as helped her Uncle Elroy Elwell tend to his lighthouses in the Midcoast, including the Pemaquid and Owls Head lighthouses.

Her greatest enjoyment was being a homemaker and mother to her nine children. She enjoyed cooking, especially having her famous date-filled cookies for the kids’ afternoon snacks. She was very family oriented, making sure that she sent a card to everyone on their birthdays.

She was predeceased by her husband Ralph Norwood; daughter Faith E. Watts; two sons, Harvey E. and Harland E. Norwood; grandson Samuel E. Norwood; and her brothers Albert Grover Jr. and Harold Thomas.

She is survived by her children, Sally E. Edwards of Warren, Albert E. Norwood of Indio, Calif., Nancy E. Bryant of Warren, Patricia E. Overlock of Warren, Hope E. Creighton of Thomaston and Sterling E. Norwood of Warren; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A time of visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St. in Waldoboro. A celebration of life will be held Monday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Waldoboro, with the Rev. Robin Honaker and Pastor Linwood Welch officiating. The interment will be held in the spring at Lakeview Cemetery in Union.

If friends desire, memorial donations in Anna’s name may be made to Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841; or the Bread for the Journey Food Pantry, c/o Warren Baptist Church, 166 Main St., Warren, ME 04864.

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Arrangements are with Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 949 Main St. in Waldoboro.