Norene Ellen Avery

Norene Ellen Avery, 76, of Phoenix, NY passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse on Thursday February 23,2012.  She was a life resident of Oswego County.  Born in Fulton to her late parents, Zirita (Bloodgood) and Forrest E.Meeks, she was a graduate of Mexico Academy, Class of 1953.  Norene was a former beauty pageant winner and later a breast cancer survivor.  She was a fine homemaker and a longtime caregiver for family members.  Predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years, Charles Alfred Avery  on May 5, 2011, a sister, Donna Abulencia.  Surviving are her four sons and their spouses, Charles Forrest and Audrey Avery of Fulton,  Steven Michael and Patricia Avery of Pennellville, Philip John and Veronica Avery of PhoenixThomas Shawn and Julie Avery of North Syracuse; one daughter and her husband, Kathleen Ann and James Jordan of Hannibal; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Forrest  E. (Karen) Meeks, Richard  A. (Debra)Meeks, and Daniel J.  Meeks; one sister, Sherry A. (Thomas)Greer; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are at 3 p.m. on Tuesday February 28, at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, with the Rev. David C. Nethercott officiating.  Burial will be in Jacksonville Cemetery, 9250 Fenner Road, Town of Lysander.  Calling hours are 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service, in the funeral home 431 Main St..

2 thoughts on “Norene Ellen Avery

  1. My Dear,Sweet,Loving,Caring,Beautiful, Special Grandmohter-
    I already miss you so very much! I am so very proud of you for the fight you put up! You fought for 16 days for your life! You are a fighter! I have never in my life met someone who was as kind,caring,giving and loving like you. You never had a bad thing to say about anyone. You had a very speical relationship with my Father, calling him your ROCK!! He was there by your side every single day as you fought for your life. We all love you so very much Grandma. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you. You were such a wonderful Grandma and I am so glad that I got to spend 35 years with you! I will always and forever be your Good Ole # 1!! I promise to take good care of my daddy and your great grandsons. I will never let them forget you!! I love you so much Grandma!! Now you are with PaPa. Rest In Peace Beautiful!! Always and forever in my heart.. Love-Shawna Lee

    • Shawna
      I am so sorry for your loss. May God ease your sadness and fill your heart with your grandmothers sweet memory. I love you big sis!

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