Norma C. LaRowe

Norma C. LaRowe, age 94, of Johnstown, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014, at the Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home, Gloversville surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on May 6, 1919, in the town of Northampton, the daughter of the late Clarence Leslie Collins Sr. and Carolyn Roosevelt Collins.

Mrs. LaRowe was a high school graduate and attended Lane College in Chicago receiving her L.P.N. degree. Norma was a member of the former New Covenant Presbyterian Church and was recently a member of the Johnstown Reformed Church. She was also a member of the Friendship Club.

Survivors include two sons, Larry D. LaRowe and his companion Helen Henry of Gloversville and Raymond Rizzo of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one daughter, Carol Rizzo Mason of Mayfield; one brother, Theodore John Collins of Colorado Springs, Colorado; five grandchildren, Susan Tyler, Sherri Foskey, Starr Burton Sarra, Cristi Wendell, Elizabeth Reigles and Ryan Mason; two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; also several great-nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Clarence “Babe” LaRowe and Salvatore Rizzo; and one daughter, Sharon LaRowe Burton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 East Main Street, Johnstown, with Rev. Brian Dykema officiating.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Friday prior to the service from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Fern Dale Cemetery, Johnstown.

Contributions may be made in Norma’s memory to the Johnstown Reformed Church, 351 N. Perry Street, Johnstown, NY 12095 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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