Sunday, May 10, 2009

Selma Norton (1921-2009)

I just learned today that my mom died on Good Friday of this year. My brother had moved her down to Florida and I didn't find out she had left New Jersey until I went to visit her in the nursing home where she was recovering from a blood clot, and they told me she was not there anymore and that they couldn't tell me where she was since I wasn't her health care proxy anymore.

I learned of her death on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 11:45 when I called Pat Freudenberg to try and find out how to get in touch with my mother. She told me she had died on Good Friday and that she had talked to her before she died and she was very week, Pat Freudenberg said she died of cancer.

My brother had only told my mother's friend June Schmidt from Paramus that she was dead. My brother never called or emailed me. I really have no relationship with my brother, when I was a kid he was in jail, then he moved to Staten Island and was in jail again. Then he moved to Florida. He is nine years older.

She was cremated.

Selma was born on July 17, 1921 and passed away on Friday, April 10, 2009. Selma was last known to be living in Seminole, Florida.