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Norman Bruce Withers

September 9, 1948 ~ October 4, 2018 (age 70)

Norman B. Withers, 70, of Springfield, passed away Thursday October 4th at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He was born in Springfield, one of nine children to the late John and Irene (LaDue) Withers. Since the age of 15, Norman was involved in the grocery business. He most recently worked for Big Y as a Manager, retiring at the age of 61. Norman was a hard worker, always providing for his family. He enjoyed genealogy, Ham radio and working with electronics. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 49 years, Maureen (Pohner) Withers; his two sons, Robert and Brian; two brothers, David and John; four sisters, Brenda, Marcia, Lorna and Jackie; five adored grandchildren, Erica, Matthew, Tyler, Kyle and Dylan and by many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Donald and Paul. All services will be private for the family. Memorial donations may be made in Norman’s memory to the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, P.O. Box 6307, Springfield, MA 01101. Hafey Funeral Service in Springfield is entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit


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