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In Memoriam: Norma Shelly

The Schenectady Wargamers Association is very sorry to announce that we've lost one of our Founding Mothers.Norma M Shelly

Norma Shelly and her husband Bill established the Studio of Bridge and Games over thirty-five years ago.  She continued to run the Studio even after Bill passed away in 2005.

There will be a memorial and funeral service for Norma this Thursday, September 13th,
from 4:00 - 7:00 PM,
at the New Comer-Cannon Funeral Home,
located at 343 New Karner Road, Colonie, NY.

The complete obituary appears below, and also on the New Comer web site.

It is no exaggeration to say that the Schenectady Wargamers Association would not exist today if it were not for Norma & Bill.  All who remember Norma and wish to honor her contribution to the gaming community of the Capital District are welcome to attend. 

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SCHENECTADY – Norma M. Shelly, 77, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Ellis Hospital.

Norma was born on July 24, 1935 in Albany and was the daughter of the late Brunhilde A. (Schaefer) Fitzgibbons and Clarence A. Stoss. She owned and operated Studio of Bridge and Games in Schenectady which specialized in bridge, chess and fantasy games, for the past 38 years.

Norma always wanted to provide a stimulating social environment that was open to anyone who was willing to try. She liked to bring people together with common interest. She was loving, caring and willing to help anyone. She was an animal lover, especially dogs, where she was on the committee for the Central Park Dog Park in Schenectady. Norma’s hobbies included gardening, fine foods, Proctors, reading and traveling.

Family was most important to her. Norma is survived by her loving sons, Charles H. Miller III and Steven Miller; her step-daughter, Dorothy Shelly; her cherished grandchildren, Justin, Sara and Kacey Miller and Renee Santoro and eight cherished great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William G. Shelly.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. Calling hours will precede the service from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Schenectady County’s Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave, Scotia, NY 12302 in memory of Norma M. Shelly.