Official Obituary of

Mary "Shirley" V. Norris

March 7, 1936 ~ February 27, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Mary "Shirley" Norris Obituary

Schenectady - Mary “Shirley” V. Norris, of Schenectady, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the age of 87.  Born in Whitehall, NY on March 7, 1936, Shirley was the daughter of Vera “Rose” Carao and Frank Maraviglia.

Shirley met and married her husband of 70 years, Herbert Norris.  They settled down in Schenectady to raise their three children.  She loved taking trips to the ocean.  You would often find her enjoying the backyard pool on any sunny summer day. Shirley was an avid collector of Elvis memorabilia.  She loved caring for the many neighborhood cats, especially her furry friend, Tigey. Shirley loved cooking and baking for her family and friends as well as frequenting Denny’s, Blue Ribbon and the Bellevue Cafe. 

She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She devoted her life to her family. In addition to her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her son, Michael Norris; and her brother, Charlie (Joyce) Carao; and sister in law Gloria Maraviglia.  She is survived by brothers Francis Maraviglia and Raymond Maraviglia; was the mother of Patrick (Deborah) Norris and Darlene Kosakowski; and grandmother to Richie Norris, Kelly Toro, Tabitha Norris, Crystal Norris, John (Theresa) Kaniff, Joshua Norris, and Matthew (Adare) Norris; and great-grandmother to Isabella, Quinton Jr., Austin, Nevalynn and Olin; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Shirley’s Celebration of Life on Tuesday, March 05, 2024 at 1:00 pm at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave., Colonie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Shirley’s name to Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Avenue, Glenville, NY 12302. To leave a message of condolence for the family, visit

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Celebration of Life
March 5, 2024

1:00 PM
Cannon Funeral Home
2020 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12205


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