Judith M. Durkee-Norris Belfast, Maine Obituary

Judith M. Durkee-Norris

<p>Judith M Durkee-Norris, 79, of Heppner, Oregon, passed away on May 16, 2023, in Northport, Me. </p><p><br></p><p>Judy was born in Jacksonville, Florida. to Robert and Thelma (Emery) Hammond on September 27, 1943. Judy lived in several places, as a child. Primarily Ohio and Islesboro. She worked as a house cleaner, in her early years, which developed into a love for flower arranging, and went on to attend Floral design school. She became a CNA, enjoying her work in the nursing home in Heppner, became an EMT for a brief time, and finally realized her calling as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She enjoyed gardening, nature, music, and dancing. She loved meeting with old and new friends and often said “ A stranger is but a friend I haven’t met yet!" Judy was involved in Hospice as a volunteer using her gift of massage. </p><p><br></p><p>She is preceded in death by her parents, and her grandson, Casey Durkee. </p><p><br></p><p>Judy is survived by her husband, George Norris of Heppner, OR; sister Donna Miller of Liberty; children Kenneth of Islesboro, Therese, and Michael of Northport; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. </p><p><br></p><p>The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Gentiva Hospice. </p><p><br></p><p>A Celebration of Life will be held at Islesboro, on May 25, 2023, at 2 pm with Reverend Patricia Goodspeed of The 2nd Baptist Church officiating. Private Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. </p><p><br></p><p>Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.ripostafh.com</p>
September 27, 1943 - May 16, 202309/27/194305/16/2023
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