Obituary of Norma Jean Friel
Norma J., 93 yrs., Tucson, AZ. Preceded in death by husband Robert E.; son Patrick and daughter Shannon; parents, Paul and Gretchen Heil; sister, Darlene Miller. Survived by children and spouses, Michael Shawn Friel, Kathleen Ann Riley, Kelly Colleen Gensler, Sherri Lee Meredith, Bridget Alice Stolz, and Molly Patricia Friel-Dowling; 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; brother Paul Heil; sister Billie Lou Maestas.
Norma received her Registered Nurse license from the State of Nebraska in July 1950 and worked as a RN up until 1997 when she moved from Bellevue, WA to Tucson, AZ.
SERVICES: November 6, 2021, 10:00 a.m., at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 3201 E Presidio Road, Tucson, AZ. Interment, on a date to be announced, Calvary Cemetery, Omaha, NE.
MEMORIALS: The Patrick and Shannon Friel Memorial Fund, Creighton Preparatory School, 7400 Western Ave, Omaha, NE. 68114.
A Silent Tear
Just close your eyes and you will see
All the memories that you have of me
Just sit and relax and you will find
I’m really there inside your mind
Don’t cry for me now I’m gone
For I am in the land of song
There is no pain, there is no fear
So dry away that silent tear
Don’t think of me in the dark and cold
For here I am, no longer old
I’m in that place that’s filled with love
Known to you all as ‘up above’
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