Norma P. Kellogg 1924-2022
WILLIAMSBURG, MA — Norma P. Kellogg, 97, passed peacefully at Linda Manor in Leeds on Friday February 18, 2022. Born on April 22, 1924, in Northampton, the daughter of Leon A. Parsons, Sr., and Mary Millicent (Hill) Parsons, grew up in Cummington, but boarded in Northampton while attending and graduating from Northampton High School. In 1943 she met her future
husband, Herbert S. Kellogg doing what they loved, square dancing. After a brief courtship, they married on August 22, 1943, and shared over 35 years together until his passing in 1979. They were in the Williamsburg Grange, which Norma was a member for over 75 years. Norma was active on the
family farm and in her community, using the bookkeeping skills she honed at Northampton Commercial College. She loved the Haydenville Congregational Church and the Ladies
Aid Society where she was the Treasurer for decades, made hundreds of aprons for the
Church Fair, and was one of the “Saints” that kept the church alive as the congregation numbers dwindled. Norma’s work ethic and volunteerism continued into her 90’s. She wasn’t happy just
bowling on a league, but often was both the treasurer and secretary. She loved travelling,
her Springfield Indians, playing cards, collecting salt & pepper shakers, and knitting and giving
away her always perfect scarfs. She will be missed by her children: Jeff and his wife Shirl
Kellogg of Waterville, NY, Ann Braastad of Easthampton, H. Alan and his wife Rox-Anne M. Kellogg of Cummington and Jean and her husband Tom O’Connor of Alexandria,VA. Norma leaves a brother Al Parsons of Hinsdale, MA. She was a proud grandmother to ten grandsons: Lee, Mike, Corey, Ryan, Dane, Andrew, Jason, Christopher, Austin, and Dustin. A great grandmother to fifteen: Josh, Cody, Mason, Trisha, Lauren, Aiden, Ethen, Dakota, Wes, Abe, Faith, Noah, Colson, Sienna and Emma. Norma was predeceased by her son-in-law David Braastad and her sister Natalie Parsons.
Friends and family are invited to gather wearing their Norma scarfs or aprons on February 26, 2022 at 2:00pm for a Funeral Service at the Haydenville Congregational Church. The burial will be held in the Spring at the Village Hill Cemetery. Williamsburg Funeral Home in Haydenville is in charge of the service.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Haydenville Congregational Church or a charity of your choice.