Norma R. (Bugdenovich) Rawling, 85, of Auburn passed away peacefully Thursday, October 23rd, in the comfort of her home with her loving family by her side. Norma is now reunited with Albert, her beloved husband of 62 years, their only son John A. Rawling and her only sibling Ann Carrigan. She leaves four daughters, Elizabeth L. Regan and her husband Paul of Shrewsbury, April E. Dennis and her husband Robert of Fullerton, CA, Paula Delaplane of Canyon Country, CA, Lisa J. Rawling and her fiance Juan Gonzales of Solvang, CA; two grandchildren, Matthew J. Regan of Shrewsbury and Heather N. Regan of Vernon, CT. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Edward Deplane.
She was born in Worcester, the daughter of John and Anna (Koloski) Bugdenovich. She graduated from Leicester High School and worked as a secretary for Reed and Prince. She also did child care in her home and was a self employed wedding and all occasion cake decorator. Norma enjoyed traveling, reading, cooking, playing games and cards and was an avid Bruins and Red Sox fan.
Norma was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was very proud of all of them. Norma’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the compassionate care she received from her many caregivers during her illness.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 1st at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 35 School Street, Auburn at 1:00 pm. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the service. The family requests that flowers be omitted and donations in Norma’s memory be made to Make-A-Wish, 1 Bullfinch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114.