Norma J. Young

GARDNER — Norma Jeanne (Pervier) Young, 90, of Gardner, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in the Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

She was born in Templeton, on March 28, 1927, the daughter of the late Charles and the late Bertha (Bragg) Pervier.

Norma graduated from Templeton High School with the class of 1945. She enjoyed selling antiques at Rietta Ranch, baking, dancing, sing-a-longs, and telling stories of her childhood of frog catching and time at the Pervier homestead.

She leaves two daughters, Cynthia J. Gingras and her husband Jerry of Hubbardston, and Jane M. Gingras and her husband Scott of Ashburnham; five grandchildren, Kristin Anderson, Katie Arsenault, Karin May, Michael Gingras and Jacob Gingras; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur R. Young; by her son, Mark A. Young; by three brothers, Lincoln Pervier, Ernie Pervier and Robert Pervier; and by two sisters, Doris Blanchard, Shirley Swedberg.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.

For more information or to sign the online guest book, please visit

Lamoureux-Smith & Poliks — A Mack Family Funeral Home, 105 Central St., Gardner, is directing arrangements.

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