Norma Dean

Norma Dean

ALTAMONT — Norma Dean of Altamont — a proud mother — died peacefully in her home on Monday, May 10, 2021, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s.

She was born in Albany in 1931. She graduated from Altamont High School in 1950 and was married to the love of her life, Stanley, on Aug. 1, 1954.

“Norma was a homemaker, raising four children of whom she was extremely proud,” her family wrote in a tribute. “Once her children were in school, she worked as the secretary at the Altamont Reformed Church for over 25 years. Norma also spent her time volunteering for the Altamont Elementary PTA, teaching Sunday School and working at the Altamont Free Library after retirement.

“She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, especially celebrating holidays together. Norma enjoyed family vacations to the lakes of the Adirondacks, including Schroon and Paradox.”


Norma Dean is survived by her husband of 66 years, Stanley Dean Jr.; by her son, Stan Dean III; and by her daughters, Diane Van Buren and her husband, Steve, and Nancy Warner and her husband, Paul. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Andrea (Steve) Witham, Michael Dean (Scott), and Caitlyn Dean (Tucker).

Her son Robert died before her, as did her parents, William and Emma Wallace.

“Special thanks to the nurses and staff of Community Hospice, particularly Leah and Melissa who helped take care of Norma,” her family wrote.

A private service will be held for family.

Memorial messages may be left at

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, Gift Processing Center, 310 South Manning Blvd Albany, NY 12208 or to the Altamont Reformed Church, Post Office Box 671 Altamont, NY 12009.

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