Norma Jean Wooster

~~Norma Jean Wooster, 87, formerly of Lincoln Ave., Bradford, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015, at the Bradford Manor.

Born April 29, 1928 in Rew, she was a daughter of the late James T. and Freda B. (Freer) Hurst.

She attended Bradford Area Schools.

She worked at J.J. Newbury, Zippo and retired from Corning Glass after 24 years of service.

Norma was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, the Bradford Cootiettes, Bradford Senior Center, Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, charter member of the Fraternal Order of the Moose and Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and did tremendous amounts of charity work. She was very involved in politics, she was well known for expressing her thoughts in letters to the editor. She loved animals and doing craftwork especially making wreaths.

Surviving are two daughters, Gwen Hatch, of Bradford, and Penny Distrola, of Bradford,  one  son, James (Patsy)  Wooster, of Limestone, eight grandchildren, Jamie (Mike) Spencer, Shelly (Jeff) Benner, Paul (Lisa) Heffner, John Heffner, Jason Hatch, Guy (Denise) Distrola, Jennifer Pensyl and Vinnie (Beverly) Distrola, 18 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son-in-law David Distrola, one sister and four brothers.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Grace Lutheran Church, at 11:00am on Friday, September 4, 2015 with Rev. Patrick Cox, Pastor officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Grace Lutheran Church 79 Mechanic Street Bradford, PA 16701 or Bradford Senior Center 60 Campus Drive Bradford, PA 16701.

On line condolences may be made at



33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

My deepest condolences to all of Norma's family
— Michele Distrola


  • My deepest condolences to all of Norma's family

    — Michele Distrola