Normalee C. Ward
Normalee C. Ward
  • December 23, 1938 - August 15, 2017
  • Metairie, Louisiana

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Normalee Margaret Connell Ward passed away at the age of 78, on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at her home in Metairie after a long illness. She was surrounded by her grandchildren and loving family. Beloved wife of Dr. Donald Ward. Mother of Cathleen Ward, Donald Ward, Jr. (Cheryl), and Darleen Wegman. She is also survived by her grandchildren Donald, Taylor, Dustin, Blake, Alyssa, and Cole; and one brother James Jackson Connell. She is preceded in death by her parents Marjorie and John E. Connell, and sister Patricia “Tricia” Hollis.

Normalee was born in New Orleans and graduated from Holy Name of Jesus High School and Soule Business College. She was the Executive Secretary for the New Orleans Dental Conference for over 35 years. She was heavily involved in coordinating their annual conventions and continually making them a grand success. She was a proud member of the American Red Hat Society and loved to play cards with the girls.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. To view and sign the family guestbook please visit