Geraldine Mary Norus (Gerri), 80, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away into the presence of her Lord on Friday, May 26, 2023, surrounded by her five children. More information can be found on the website www.robersonfh.com.
Gerri was born on December 13, 1942, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Gerald and Bridget (Judge) Heaney. She was married to the late Robert P. Norus on October 6, 1962. In 1977, Gerri and Robert relocated from Michigan to Port Charlotte, FL, with their family. Alongside her many accomplishments, Gerri was known for her deep Christian-Catholic faith and her unwavering belief that Jesus Christ was her Lord and Savior. She retired as a real estate agent and was an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. In her free time, she enjoyed spending quality moments with her children and grandchildren, who affectionately called her “Grammy.” Gerri also looked forward to her Wednesday nights out with her group of friends, lovingly known as her “Golden Girls,” and playing rummy with her family. She cherished spending holidays with her loved ones and had an open-door policy, always welcoming anyone who wanted to join. Gerri’s caring, kind, and thoughtful nature touched the lives of everyone she encountered. She embraced a life that refrained from judgment and saw all individuals as equal in the eyes of God.
Her children, Jeffrey (Julie) Norus of Port St. Lucie, FL, Robert (Desiree) Norus of Rotonda West, FL, Kevin (Bernadette) Norus of Tampa, FL, Christopher (Colleen) Norus of Port Charlotte, FL, and Mary Kay Norus of Port Charlotte, FL, will forever cherish her beautiful life. Gerri was preceded in death by her dear sister, Arlene Heaney Young. She is survived by her kind brother F. Joseph Heaney of Weston, FL, her loved sister Louise (Mark) Miller of Medina, OH, beloved nieces and nephews, and 17 adoring grandchildren: Jeffery (Andrea) Norus, Jordan (Natalya) Norus, Jocelyn Norus, Jadon Norus, Alyssa (Dan) McCoy, Alexandra Norus, Hunter Norus, Colby Norus, Ashley Norus, Meaghan Norus, Emma Norus, Christopher (Sarah) Norus, Dana (Brian) McManus, Jace (Nikole) Norus, Brennan Norus, Jacob (Kimberly) Rasnick, and Keegan Rasnick. She was also blessed with eight great-grandchildren: Melody, Kathern, Tucker, Bryan, Renee, Isaac, Ireland McCanus, and Adam Norus. Gerri is additionally survived by many members of her loving Heaney family.
A public Catholic Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 21st at 11:00 am at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, located at 21505 Augusta Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33952. The interment will take place in the St. Charles Borromeo Church Memorial Garden.
Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Charles Borromeo School Gymnasium campaign.
To extend condolences to the family, friends may visit www.robersonfh.com. The arrangements have been entrusted to Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.