Noraine Elizabeth Cleary, age 87, of Niceville, FL passed away March 10, 2020, she was born March 17, 1932 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
Noraine was married in France to Stanley Francis Cleary and served as a nurse in the United States Army. She resided in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Florida. Her hobbies included crocheting, cryptograms, watching game shows including Walker Texas Ranger and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children, Micheline, Lawrence and wife, Maggie, John and wife, Laurie, Suzanne and Stephanie Cleary; grandchildren, Caitlin Harris, Christian Lundgren, Jonathan Bridgnell, Cory Dickens, Michael-Jon Dickens, Timothy Dickens and Lucas Cleary; great grandchildren, Owen Harris and Liam Harris, Aliyiah Cleary, Michael Dickens, Graeme Cleary and Augustus Cleary. She is preceded in death by her spouse, Stanley Cleary.
Visitation will take place Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 10:00 a.m., Davis Watkins Funeral Home, 113 NE Racetrack Road, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida 32547. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Chaplain Tom Baez of Vitas Hospice will officiate the service. Burial services for Noraine will take place at Barrancas National Cemetery, NAS Pensacola, Florida starting at 2:00 p.m.
Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away to the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other, That, we still are
Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes, we enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that is always was
Let it be spoken without effect
Without the trace of a shadow on it
Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same that it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you
For an interval
Somewhere, very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before only better, infinitely happier and forever we will all be one together with Christ.
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