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Norma Pilkington

May 27, 1930 — September 28, 2019

“I could have danced All Night” Once again she is reunited with her dance partner.   Wolfeboro-Norma Pilkington, 89 of Haines Hill Rd., passed away September 28th at the Wolfeboro Bay Center. Norma the daughter of the late George A and Yvonne (Levesque) Eastwood Sr. Born in Rhode Island she was a graduate of RI School of Design and received her Master’s Degree at RIC. She had many jobs while going to school and raising her family. She drew ads for some RI department stores, wrote verses for the Paramount Line Card Company, waitressed at Howard Johnsons, taught ball room dancing as well as competed, taught art in the Woonsocket School System and later joined her husband running Woonsocket Typewriter Co. Living in RI she worked for many organizations and fund raisers. After she moved to Wolfeboro and retired with her husband they continued to volunteer for such places as Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, Huggins Hospital and Caregivers. She gave her heart and soul to her church she loved and community she lived in. Norma was a great artist, seamstress, quilter, storyteller and friend. She is survived by son and daughter in-law Philip and Donna Pilkington of East Douglas. MA, a daughter Penny Heartwell and her fiancé Lou Tourmele of Bowdoinham, ME, a daughter Melanie Buel of Wolfeboro. She also leaves 7 grandchildren Caleb (Kelsey) McVey, Ally (Jon) Jamieson all of ME, Tayler (Adam) Hughes of MA, Courtney Pilkington (Miguel Diaz) of TN, Sarah Pilkington of NH, Jared Pilkington SGT of Camp Lejeune, NC and Luke Pilkington of MA, 6 great-grandchildren Olivia, Quinn, Caty, Maisie, Rose, Ellery and Nolan. Norma was pre-deceased by her husband and dance partner Edmund “Ted” Pilkington, son in-law Tony Buel, brother George A. Eastwood Jr., and a sister Elaine Eastwood. A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday November 2 at the First Christian Church of Wolfeboro. Donations can be made in her memory to the Central NH VNA/Hospice, PO Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894. The Baker-Gagne Funeral Homes and Cremation Service is assisting the family with the arrangements. Please share your condolences, messages, stories and sign an online guest book at
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