Norma Gertrude (Leddy) Gundersen, 88, of Nashua, NH formerly of Westford, MA, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2016, in Nashua. Norma was born in Medford, MA on April 17, 1927 to Gertrude Hucksam Leddy and John Joseph Leddy. She spent her early life in Medford, MA where she made a number of lifelong friendships which she referred to fondly as “the Club.” It was also there that she met her future husband, Charles “Gundy” Gundersen, of Winthrop, MA. They met just before he shipped out for boot camp. Following his service in the Navy, Gundy returned home, and he and Norma were married on April, 19, 1947.
Norma and Charles had six children, and much of her life revolved around home and family. In addition to being a loving mother, she loved creating a beautiful home. Her Christmas preparations were legendary. Norma was also very active and for a time employed at St. John the Evangelist Parish in North Chelmsford. Her faith was a central part of her life.
Norma is survived by her sister, Helen Leddy Butler of Nashua and six children, Richard, Janet, Kathryn and her husband Steve Leon, Jon and his wife Edna, Robert and his wife Kathleen, and Mary Ann and her husband Peter Lacey. She is also survived by 14 beloved grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, who added great joy to her final years. Norma is survived by many nieces and nephews and by her lifelong best friend, Virginia Kenney, with whom she enjoyed 83 years of friendship.
Norma was predeceased by her husband, her son-in-law Wayne Stuart, and two grandchildren, Ellen Gundersen and Peter Stuart.
Visiting hours Fri. 4 to 7 P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 Noon on Saturday at St. Joseph Church in Nashua, NH. Please meet at Church. Her burial and graveside service will take place Monday at 11A.M. in New Hampshire State Veterans, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscowen, NH. Memorials may be made in her name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.