In Loving Memory of Norma M. Short

May 08, 1939
Bridgeport, CT
September 27, 2017
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Private Services


Family Gathering


St. Jude's Chidren's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place,
TN 38105

Vitas Innovative Hospice Care

488 Main Avenue,
3rd Floor,
CT 06851

Norma M. Short

Norma M. Short, age 78, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Jack Short, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Born in Bridgeport, the daughter of the late Thomas and Bertha Sherry, she had been a lifelong Fairfield resident. A graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School, she spent her entire career in food service. Norma married her high school sweetheart, Jack and together they raised four loving children. She was a very active member of the Fairfield Senior Center where she developed many friendships. Norma was an avid handcrafter, loved working in her beautiful gardens and enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. Her greatest talent however was that of a caregiver. She never hesitated to help anyone who needed it and had a heart for service to others. Predeceased by her three siblings, she will be dearly missed by all her children, their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchild. In accordance with her wishes, all services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 488 Main Ave., 3rd Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Vitas Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion provided to Norma and her family during her brief illness. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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7 Guestbook Entries for Norma M. Short

  1. Dear Sherry, Jay, Linda and Donna,
    Your mom was truly an amazing women, full of grace and kindness. My heart goes out to you all during this difficult time.

  2. To Norma’s Children,

    I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was the nicest person in town. I will miss her dearly.

  3. we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Rest in peace Norma with your beloved Jack…💐
    Elaine and Fred Hull