Funeral services for Norreen Grace Votra, 82, of Miner Street, will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Canton with Rev. Michael P. Catanzaro officiating.

Calling hours will be Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton. 

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Canton Fire Department.

Mrs. Votra died unexpectedly on Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

Norreen was born May 17, 1931 in Brasher Falls, NY a daughter of the late Raymond & Gladys (Locke) Andrews.

On October 23, 1948 she married her beloved husband of nearly 65 years, Elmer Nelson Votra.

In addition to her husband, she will be lovingly remembered by her children and their spouses, Donna & David Mattice of Morley, Stephen & Gloria Votra of Heuvelton, Robin & Bill Dafoe of Canton, Tammy & Mike Brown of Canton and Mary Jankiewicz of Camillus; her Fresh Air Child of 40 years, Lynette Pricoli; a sister, Joy Normile of Brasher; two brothers, Richard of Brasher and Terry of Buffalo; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, James, in 2004.

Norreen thoroughly enjoyed being a nurse's aide.  She worked for Canton E.J. Noble Hospital and Dr. Shields in Canton as well as being a private home health care provider for Canton area families.

She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Red Hats. She was a foster-mom and she also supported children through  the “Fresh Air Fund." Her family was her life. She lived for and loved her family and grandchildren immensely. She was their greatest cheerleader. She also loved her home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

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