With heartfelt sorrow we announce the peaceful passing of Norma Moulton, at her home, in Titusville Florida. Norma was born in October of 1942 and has led an adventurous and emotion-filled life as a precious daughter, a cherished sister, a treasured mother and a fiercely beloved wife.
It has been often said, “You should never meet your heroes” but for her grateful children, their hero just happened to be their mother. Norma displayed heroic levels of courage, tenacity, love and forgiveness during her 77 years of life and faced many challenges as a military wife and mother. During these early years, she bravely faced many domestic challenges, moved her large family often, and along the way even found time to continuously work outside of the home to help financially support her four young sons and her beautiful daughter. Her continuous sacrifice became a living example and a role model for her family of how to face life’s difficulties with courage and grace.
Following her experiences as a military wife, she eventually made her way to the central Florida area in the mid-1980s. During this time, she was employed at McDonnell Douglas Missile Systems Company in Titusville, FL where she worked as a production painter. The tremendous efforts of Norma and her colleagues resulted in their reception of the President’s Award in 1991 in recognition of their continuous improvement efforts.
Norma lived in Saudi Arabia for several years after that, which enabled her to travel to various countries around the world. Afterwards, following a lifetime of traveling, adventures, and rearing her own family, she returned to the United States, where she permanently settled back in Titusville to remain close to her family and friends.
She was not finished with her selfless, personal commitment and investment in others upon her return to Florida. Finding herself still not yet ready for retirement, Norma went back to school to become a certified nursing assistant and was employed at Titusville Towers Assisted Living Facility.
She eventually remarried in 2010 to a wonderfully supportive and compassionate man, Joseph Giannone, and decided to finally retire in 2011 to spend time with her deeply devoted husband and beloved family. In her well-deserved retirement, she enjoyed going on cruises, as well as creating many precious memories with family and friends at her timeshare in Satellite Beach, Florida.
Reflecting back over the lives she has touched, Norma has always been there to comfort us in our disappointments, guide us in our challenges and cheer us on during our successes. She is often the first memories her children have of this life, and has been a loving part of every step they took until her passing. In our lives, it is almost impossible to remember a time when she was not with us either in person or in spirit. She had always been there for us, supporting us, encouraging us and when we fell, helping to pick us up and hold us. Though we can no longer feel her, and touch her, we can still feel her whisper in our ears. No matter how much time passes, and where we may travel, she will always be a part of us. We are forever grateful that she has been such a memorable and influential part of all our lives.
Norma was preceded in death by her precious daughter Catherine Figueroa. She is survived by her husband and best friend, Joseph Giannone, her cherished sister Katherine Lopez, and her loving brothers, Gilbert Soza Jr., James Soza and Robert Soza and her affectionately devoted sons, Kenny (Terry) Figueroa, Michael (Tina) Figueroa, Michael (Fanny) Coulson and Greg (Liana) Coulson. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren, as well as many great-grandchildren.
Norma lived a full life and the lessons she shared through her living example will follow us always. She will be dearly missed and will live forever in our hearts.
A celebration of Norma’s life and our final farewells will be held at the North Brevard Funeral Home, 1450 Norwood Avenue, Titusville, Florida 32796 on February 21, 2020.
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