Norma Francis Reynolds

  • Born: April 5, 1927
  • Died: January 4, 2013
  • Location: Warren, Michigan

D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home

30009 Hoover Road
Warren, MI 48093

Tel. (586) 751-0444

Tribute & Message From The Family

Norma F. Reynolds, age 85 of Warren, died at home on January 4, 2013.

Norma was born April 5, 1927, in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of the late Morton and the late Gladys (nee: Holt) Engelman.

Norma was the beloved wife of the late Frank. She was a loving sister of William (Greta), Vivian Ben and the late Mary Fry, John and Joe. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

There will be a Memorial visitation on Friday from 9:30am until the time of the Memorial Mass at 10 am at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Warren.

Arrangements entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road).

Please share memories of Norma at her memorial book.


Condolence & Memory Journal

U can't walk into the cafe without becomin a friend & a part of our family.We share our hopes, heartaches & stories.Coffee warms our insides but WE comfort each other.
Let me express my sympathy in the passing of one of our most loving,loyal&witty friends,Norma.Her matter-of-fact demeanor and wit has guided me along the way.She was an admirable women with strong core values who challenged me in many conversations. I listened to her years of experience.She wasn't controversial and kept calm on most things but she needed only to speak her opinion once,for u to know where she stood.She was a compassionate women who always asked about others well-being.
When i was in Culinary, she'd ask about my studies.Her late husband was a Chef. She's share stories about food adventures. When she'd reminisce about Frank she'd light up, getting into character& impersonating his Boston accent.Their life and love story inspired me.
Norma cared about my family, inquiring about my mom's latest crafts,noticing my sons drawing abilities & antics. She anxiously awaited my baby, Ethelia's arrival. Norma was the kind of lady you'd want to influence your child.She'd tell me stories of the little neighbor girl who'd sneak onto the patio in her yard,but she didn't have to sneak cuz Norma would invite her in,with crayons &cookies ready!
Norma was a fan of winter, often instigating us by wishin for cold & snow!I had to remind myself not to complain to her cuz it was fruitless.
Norma was fond of books &had me readin such titles as:"I feel bad about my neck" including silly life lessons for women. We laughed at an excerpt about never findin the perfect purse. My problem was carryin too much,while she downsized to carry very little.She knew the importance of carryin less.After awhile,she didnt bring books to the cafe. She realized, if you look distracted ,u leave out the chance to connect with others.Thank U for creating the time,allowing us our cherished moments with u.

Posted by Tracey Ambrozy - warren, MI - Friend from Traceys coffeeshop   January 10, 2013


My deepest condolences to all the family of Norma, she will greatly be missed. May she rest in peace with her husband my uncle frank. It was of great plessure to have met Norma roughly about 18yrs ago not knowing that my uncle had passed prior to my visit, She had brought me up to date alittle about frank and herself i never met frank and it was nice to hear the good things that they had shared. May god be with both of them and they can continue on to share the same happiness.

Richard Reynolds
28 Clarendon Street
Quincy Mass 02169


My prayers to Miss Norma's family as you have all become family to us over the years of knowing her. She shared so many wonderful stories of her family with me and cared for my family as if we were her own. I will miss you dearly my friend. My home is empty without you here. I can still hear your laugh and sarcasm about my christmas present wrapping for Rian. I am a better person for knowing you and having you in my life. My Rian and I will miss our frequent visits to your house. Thank you my favorite little lady for always being there, having wonderful conversations that I will never forget and letting us be a large part of your life.

Posted by Kelly Patycola - Warren, MI - Neighbor/Friend   January 10, 2013


My Aunt Norma was one of the funniest and sweetest people I know. She was always ready with a quick come-back and was a great laugher. She was a loving Aunt. We were pen pals when I was little, and she dutifully replied to all of my earnest letters, with news and funny stories. I loved her and will miss her. I send love to my family and all of her many friends.

Posted by David Engelman - Brooklyn, NY - nephew   January 09, 2013


Saying prayers for the family of Norma who has passed away 2 days ago. She was one of the sweetest ladies I know. She always bought her cup of Coffee and sat down to read her newspaper at Tracey's Corner Cafe, where I worked. She brought with her a cane, a purse and her jacket. She was always clothed with a smile or a smirk of sarcasm. I was always delighted when she sat down and I could talk with her. She always wore her hair so beautifully with a hair comb. I used to call her Norma Gene, though that wasn't her middle name. She would laugh at me when I called her that. I asked her one day if that was her middle name and she laughed and said, NO! I said, well it sounds good to me! And so, she's Norma "Gene" to me. She was such a caring person..who loved everyone around her. Yet, she wasn't afraid to speak her mind, as well. There are so many nice moments I have shared with Norma and I will always be grateful for each one.

Posted by Sarah Schemanksy - MI - Friend   January 07, 2013

you were a great woman with a caring and loving soul that will be greatly missed. always there to listen and give advice when asked. Miss you Norma.

Posted by Laurie Dexter - warren, MI - friend   January 07, 2013

you were a great woman with a caring and living soul that will beer greatly missed. always there to listen and give advice when asked. Miss you Norma.

Posted by Laurie Dexter - warren, MI - friend   January 07, 2013

My deepest sympathies to Normas family. We had great conversations she is an amazing lady God bless her and her family. I believe her and I solved the worlds problems.

George Dionysopoulos

Posted by George Dionysopoulos - Warren, MI - Friend from Tracey coffee house   January 06, 2013