Norma Conte

Norma Madeline Conte, 92, of Columbia, entered in the arms of the Lord on December 7, 2009 following a recent illness. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., December 23, 2009 at the Newman Center Catholic Church in Columbia. 

Norma was the daughter of Bartolo and Madeline Zanetti.  She was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

She was born on September 29, 1917 in Clifton, New Jersey, married for 64 years to Ralph Conte who survives.  Survivors also include two children, Jan Mees of Columbia, married to Bill Mees and Raffaele Conte of Montreal Canada; two grandsons, Jeff Mees of Columbia married to Teresa Creswell, and Greg Mees, of Liberty, Missouri, married to Julia Alexander; four great grand children, Jensen, Evan and Caleb Mees of Columbia and Hannah Mees of Liberty, Missouri.

Norma was a former secretary, fashion model, hospital volunteer, an avid golfer and an excellent bridge player.  A former resident of Mineral Wells, TX, she served as President of the Mineral Wells Ladies Golf Team and was proud of having a hole in one, many years before her husband.

Memorial donations can be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, 2500 Bluff View Terrace, Columbia, MO or to the Newman Center Catholic Church, 700 Maryland Avenue, Columbia MO.

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  1. Prisca Shija on December 9, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    I would like to extend my sincere condolences for your loss. I praise God for allowing me to know and serve Norma especially in her last days. May you find strength in the Lord during this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

  2. Nancy Silvers on December 10, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    My sincere condolences for the loss of Mrs. Conte. As her mail carrier, I saw her only once or twice (usually outside the car), but I noticed how regal she was. She reminded me a bit of former Texas Gov. Ann Richards.

  3. Jane & Doug Enman on December 13, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    We send our condolenses to Ralph and his family. We knew Norma for a short time, but the first time we meet, she made us feel welcome to the 416th BG meeting in Pink Hill, NC. We will miss her.
    Jane & Doug

  4. Carl & Maria Sgamboti on December 15, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    We wish you strength, courage and comfort during this difficult time for you and your family. Maria and Carl

  5. Justus on July 16, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Hey, that’s the garestet! So with ll this brain power AWHFY?

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