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Norma E. (Ciavattone) Lanoue
January 30, 2020


Norma E. Lanoue, 82

Dateline: Mansfield, MA

Norma E. (Ciavattone) Lanoue, age 82, of Mansfield, formerly of Sharon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Norwood Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Lanoue and the late John W. Dryden.

Born in Boston, MA on January 20, 1938, she was a loving daughter of the late Raffaelo “Ralph” and Adeline (Tirone) Ciavattone.

Norma spent her early childhood living on Prince Street in the North End of Boston. She later moved to Roslindale, where she was a graduate of Roslindale High School and after starting her own family, settled in Hyde Park.

Prior to retiring, she had been employed as an Administrative Assistant at Dedham Medical Associates. A resident of Mansfield for the past seventeen years, she was a former longtime resident of Sharon and a communicant of Our Lady of Sorrow Church in Sharon.

Norma loved spending time amongst her treasured family and throughout her life took exceptional care of her sons. She enjoyed dining out, watching television and the simple pleasure of relaxing in her backyard, sitting on her swing with a good book.

She was the devoted mother of John M. Dryden of Mansfield, the late William F. Dryden and the late James L. Dryden. She was the cherished grandmother of Timothy William Dryden and his wife Melissa of Georgia, Anthony James Dryden and his wife Brittany of Plainville, Vanessa Lynne Dryden of Florida, Michael James Dryden of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, William Wesley Dryden of Mansfield, John Joseph Repetto-Amato of Mansfield and the late Jimmy Michael Dryden. She was the great grandmother of Joshua Dryden, Reya Dryden, Tyler Dryden and Mason Faber. She was the dear sister of the late Anthony Ciavattone, Francis Ciavattone, Ralph Ciavattone and Lillian Gaeta. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Her funeral Mass, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be celebrated on Saturday, February 8th at 10:00 A.M. in Saint Mary’s Church, 330 Pratt St. (Route 106) Mansfield. Burial will be private.

Visiting hours are omitted and in lieu of flowers, donations in Norma’s memory may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield.

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