Marcia Macy Kaufmann Norman, 86
Marcia Macy Kaufmann Norman died Sept. 26, 2015 in Port Orange, Fla.
Born in Newton, Mass., on Aug. 24, 1929, she was the daughter of Cyrus Stegner and Elizabeth Dewing (Macy) Kaufmann, and sister to the late Nancy Blaikie. She was the 11th great-granddaughter of Thomas Macy, founder and first white settler of Nantucket in 1658, and a fourth-generation Christian Scientist.
Marcia Kaufmann graduated from Northwestern University in 1951 with a degree in journalism, and it was there she met her husband of 57 years, Charles (Chuck) William Norman. They started their adventurous life in Minnesota on Lake Minnetonka, and then moved to New Jersey where he worked for Johnson & Johnson. They summered in Shawnee on the Delaware, where they enjoyed golf and tennis, and on the Jersey shore for long days on the beach.
In 1971, they moved to Wilton, Conn., where she became a real estate agent and her journalism career flourished. An investigative reporter and feature writer, Norman wrote for the Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, and the Westport News, interviewing sports and political luminaries such as Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, and Lillian Carter.
Avid skiers, they moved to Littleton, Colo., in 1999, where she was a volunteer with the Junior Symphony Guild in Denver. They moved to Port Orange in 2008, where they enjoyed their love of the beach and gourmet cooking until Chuck’s death in 2009. Marcia immersed herself in volunteerism at Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Christian Science Reading Room in New Smyrna Beach. She continued to follow golf, tennis, and her beloved Northwestern and UConn sports teams until her passing.
She is survived by her daughter Melanie Elizabeth Ferreira of New York and her children Ryan, Andre, Miguel, Elizabeth and Rafael; son Jeffery Norman of Wilton, and his sons Christopher and Gregory; son Andrew Norman and his wife Nancy of Port Orange, and their children Tyler (Chrissy) and Destiny; and friends from all over the world.
She was predeceased by her husband Charles and son, Steven Lewis Norman.
Donations in her honor may be made to Atlantic Center for the Arts Children’s Art Camp Scholarship Fund, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.