Published: October 11, 2022
BOLTON, CONN. — Norma Fricke Chick, 81, beloved wife, mother, and Nana, passed away peacefully on October 5, at home in Bolton, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She is now breathing easy reunited with the love of her life, Alden, who predeceased her in 2012.
She was born in Hartford, Conn., on April 22, 1941, to the late Norman G. and Margaret (Curry) Fricke. Norma settled in Bolton where she met and married her best friend, Alden, with whom she shared 40 wonderful years. She was the owner of Autumn Pond Antiques and the two of them traveled throughout the country to antique shows. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family, especially her adored grandchildren. She enjoyed watching the UConn Women’s basketball, Notre Dame basketball and football teams and, most of all, her beloved Chicago Bears.
Norma is survived by her children, Christopher Rich and his wife, Natalie Ardeel, of Wellesley, Mass.; Kimberly DeFilippis and her husband, Frank, of Bolton; Scott Rich and his wife, Lori, of Bolton; Tracey Zajac and her husband, Edward, of Woodbury, Conn.; and Rebekah Hope and her husband, James, of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; grandchildren Jeremy Chick, Olivia Rich, Derek DeFilippis, Jacob Rich, Emily Rich and Julie Rich; sisters Janet Targgart and Donna Sterling; brother-in-law John C.A. Chick and his wife, Laurie; many nieces and nephews; Kobby Kodom and a special granddaughter, Rachael Chick Kodom and her brother, Michael. She was predeceased by her brother-in-law Jack Targgart, nephew Doug Targgart, niece Leslie Targgart Dwyer and her loving and devoted canine companion, Marley.
Upon her death, she donated her body to the School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University for medical education and research.
A memorial service was held at Bolton Congregational Church on Thursday, October 13, at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her memory to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at fundraise.givesmart.com/vf/PFFTribute/NormaChick.
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