Phyllis Norwood (nee: Martin), 78, of Somerset, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, Phyllis was a pediatric nursing student when she met her husband, Robert. After marrying, they moved to the United States in 1958 and settled in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn. After living in Copiague, Long Island for a time, they moved to New Jersey, living in Fanwood, Scotch Plains and Edison before setting in Somerset 10 years ago.
Upon first coming to America, Phyllis proudly worked in New York City as a secretary. Over the years, she held other secretarial positions, more recently working for MacSample, LLC in Clark, but her most rewarding job was being a mother. Phyllis volunteered for over 20 years at JFK Hospital and Somerset Medical Center. She was an avid reader and writer, having penned many poems over the years. She fostered this love of reading and writing by taking classes in Creative Writing and Shakespeare at Union County Community College. Phyllis will also be remembered as being an animal lover.
Predeceased by her parents, William and Hannah Martin, husband Robert Norwood, and sister Hilda Slater. Phyllis is survived by her loving children Gary and his wife Janice, Amy Wickenheisser and her husband Bill, and Beth Turner and her husband Rob; and cherished grandchildren Kyle, Evan and Amanda.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 12pm at the Bradley Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Rd., Whippany. There will be a visitation from 10am until the service begins. For more info, or to send condolences to the family, visit www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com . In lieu of flowers, contributions in Phyllis’ memory may be made to the Parker at McCarrick Care Center, 15 Dellwood Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873