Norma Colvin Wachter Falcone, 82, of Frederick, MD passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.
Born on March 23, 1940, in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Harry A. Colvin and Nellie Beaver Colvin.
Norma is survived by her husband, Nicholas G. Falcone; her brother, Thomas Colvin; her children, Robin Wachter Barry, Craig Wachter, Dave Falcone, Kristin Wachter Hickey, Jeffrey Wachter, and Matt Falcone; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Saundra Lou Colvin Ross, her former husband, Robert Craig Wachter, and her sons, Nicholas Falcone and Timothy Wachter.
Norma retired from sales with Mary Kay Cosmetics and previously taught driver’s education. After retirement, she was the founder of the WOW Gals Chapter of the Red Hat Society. She was an active leader in the New Friends Club of Frederick which sought to achieve one of Norma’s passions: to bring people together. Norma used this passion to engage in acts of philanthropy throughout her community.
Norma was singularly devoted to her family throughout her life as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, Super Nana, and proud Nanny to many. Norma served as a surrogate mom and Nana to many of her children’s friends and neighbors. Her house welcomed all guests for a variety of celebrations, events, holidays, and other gatherings.
She was a devoted dog and cat mom and was able to give a great home to her fur babies over the years. She was a fervent political activist and competitive card player. Her other interests became notably diversified over time as they always assimilated with the interests of those closest to her. She loved to be involved in all their interests and activities. When pursuing familiar and new interests, it always seemed as if Norma knew and was a friend to everyone. She reliably lifted the spirits of those around her.
For 43 years, she shared a full life of love and adventures with her husband, Nick. Through thick and thin, in sickness and in health, they supported each other through the journey of life. They were each other’s biggest fans. While every season was not always a winning one, they left us a legacy of learning to win together.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick.
A celebration of Norma's life journey will take place at noon on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at the funeral home in Frederick with Rev. Tim May officiating. Reception to immediately follow services at the funeral home.
A private final resting place ceremony will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Lung Association, or Doey’s House (Hospice of Washington County).
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.