Norma Jean Dekarz

WESTFIELD – Norma Jean (Barden) Dekarz, age 76, wife of the late Patrick Dekarz died January 19, 2023 at home.

Born in Holyoke MA, Norma was a daughter of the late Norman and Kathleen (Chapin) Barden.

Prior to her retirement, she worked for 30 years at the Westfield Youth Service Center. She enjoyed taking care of stray and wild animals.

Norma is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Annie Bartlett; granddaughters, Kaelyn and Olivia; a nephew Scott; and a very special thank you to Linda Dekarski for her support.

All services are private. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or to Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, P. O. Box 6307, Springfield, MA 01101. Assisting the family is the Southwick Forastiere Funeral & Cremation, 624 College Highway, Southwick, MA 01077.

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