portrait picture for Kimberly Louise Norris

WAKE: Wednesday from 4 – 8 PM SERVICES: Thursday, 10:30 AM, Noroton Presbyterian Church, 2011 Post Road, Darien In lieu of flowers: The family requests you contribute a little kindness to the world in memory of Kim

Kimberly Louise Norris

October 24, 1989 – August 31, 2013


Kimberly Louise Norris, 23, beloved daughter of Liz and Harry Norris passed away unexpectedly August 31, 2013.  She was a life-long  Norwalk  resident born on October 24, 1989.  Kimberly went to Marvin Elementary School, Nathan Hale Middle School, and Trinity Catholic High School.

She held an Associate’s Degree in Architecture.  Kimberly was a student at the University of Connecticut, studying   Business Technology and planned to graduate this winter.  Kimberly was a gifted writer and artist with a great sense of humor.  Her love of family never ended.  Kimberly was a “firecracker” and an amazing person to know.  A good friend to many, she was happiest when helping others. 

Kim entered this world with an intense personality…so intense, she was able to live an entire lifetime in less than 24 years.  Kimberly’s compassion and kindness will live on in all of those she left behind.  Loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, Kimberly had a way of keeping her family and friends on their toes.  Her kindness and spunk will live on in their hearts.

Left to cherish her memory are Kimberly’s two favorite  nephews, Jacob and Sawyer Heffern along with her parents, Thomas Norris and Elizabeth (Frank) Norris of Norwalk, her siblings and their spouses: Melissa and Troy Heffern  of Trumbull, Michael and Marissa Norris of Redding, and her “little brudder” Gregory Norris of Norwalk.  She also leaves her grandparents: Dorothy Norris of New Canaan and  John and Louise Frank lifelong Norwalk residents currently based in Florida.  Her godparents, John Frank Jr and Sharon Frank Ten as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends will always remember her with love.

The wake will be held at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk on Wednesday from 4-8PM.  The funeral will be held at Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien on Thursday at 10:30.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you contribute a little kindness to the world in memory of Kim.

  1. Dear Liz, Harry and family,
    As I sit here remembering my 19 year old son who I lost 4 years ago this week, I know the pain you are feeling right now and I am very very sorry! There is nothing worse than the loss of a child and my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Please except my deepest condolences. Lorraine

    September 2, 2013
    Lorraine Delia Watcke -
  • Melissa and family,
    There are so many of us mourning for you and with you as you deal with the loss
    of your beautiful and full-of-life sister, daughter, granddaughter, and aunt. Sending my love to you all.

    September 2, 2013
    Chantelle Delaney -
  • Dear Liz and Harry,
    There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for you and your family. My heart has been heavy since hearing this tragic news. Know that Steve and I are here for you if you need a broad shoulder to lean on. Just seeing Kim these past few months, I could see the beautiful adult she has grown into, you did a great job. With our DEEPEST Sympathy, Connie & Steve Brown

    September 2, 2013
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  • Norris Family,
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I cannot arrange words deep enough that would express what a huge loss this world just took. Kim was an awesome person, and work will never be the same without that smile and wit! She would always be the highlight of my day! I am grateful that I was fortunate enough to call her my friend! Kim will live on and forever be in all of our hearts. She was an exceptional person!

    With Much Love and Sympathy,
    Amy Dube

    September 2, 2013
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  • Our deepest sympathy for you and your family…. Words can not express how so very sorry we are. We are so grateful to have know and worked with Kim… She was an amazing young lady and will be truly missed and in our hearts forever……
    With love & prayers,
    Lisa & Frank Wells

    September 2, 2013
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  • With love to the Norris Family….
    There truly are no words to express the sadness in my heart…..without a doubt, Kim lived life to the fullest & just hearing her voice brought joy to me on a daily basis. Her smile lit up the room and her amazing attitude touched all those who knew her. Memories of Kim will remain with me forever & I am blessed to have known her, called her a friend and co-worker. Blessings to all of you in the days ahead……may we all try and contribute a little kindness in the world in memory of Kim…..with deepest sympathy & love….Cindy Savage-Abel

    September 2, 2013
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  • To the Norris Family-

    I had the pleasure of meeting Kim at Jacob’s birthday party and Kim also came to my daughters birthday party. A truly beautiful girl, her love for her family, especially her nephews, was very apparent. There are no words to express how sorry we are for such a huge loss. With love and sympathy- Melissa’s friends Judy Ann, Frank, Ryan and Lauren Riccio

    September 2, 2013
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  • I am so, so sorry.

    September 2, 2013
    Donald Dunn Jr. -
  • We are very sorry and saddened by Kim’s passing. Even though we hadn’t seen her in a while, we can still picture her smile and her genuine pleasantness. Such a beautiful person and an even more beautiful soul taken way too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with all her family and friends.

    September 2, 2013
    Kristin & Tom Havelka -
  • To the Norris Family – I’m sorry I never knew your sweet Kimberly. I do, however know Melissa, and I can imagine that if Kimberly was anything like Melissa – than she was indeed a gem. I like reading in her obit, that she was able to fit a lifetime in her short 24 years. We can all learn from that!
    I will keep you all in my heart and prayers as you learn to live with this very difficult loss.
    With love
    Cathy Gallagher

    September 2, 2013
    Cathy Gallagher -
  • I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    September 3, 2013
    Erica Kellogg-Skiadas -
  • We are so sorry for the loss of your daughter. She sounds like she was a terrific person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    September 3, 2013
    Adie (Whittemore) Moran and Jim Moran -
  • I am so sorry for your loss. Kim was a wonderful and vibrant person. My prayers are with your family.

    September 3, 2013
    Danielle Patchen -
  • I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    September 3, 2013
    Barbara Dewar -
  • We are so sorry for loss of your beautiful daughter. As friends of Eileen’s from Nebraska we are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God’s Peace be with you in the days ahead.

    With love and sympathy…. Steve and Jeani Guenther

    September 3, 2013
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  • Kimberly was a beautiful person inside and out. It was an honor to have been a part or her life. I have never laughed harder or smiled more than when Kimberly was with me. She had a way of over coming obstacles and being resilient to any situation that set her back. kim’s intelligence was impressive and she was proud of how hard she worked to achieve her goals in school. Kim constantly talked about her nephews and how much she loved watching them grow. Kimberly will forever be missed in my life.

    September 3, 2013
    Stephanie Romanowicz -
  • Dear Liz and Harrison,
    We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Kim was a beautiful girl and although we met only briefly, I feel I knew her much better through the many stories you have shared and the love for her that they conveyed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    September 3, 2013
    Sally & Sarah -
  • Melissa and family,
    My heart has been heavy since hearing the news of your beloved Kim’s passing. May her light will live on in those who loved her, most especially in Jacob and Sawyer. I offer you my deepest sympathies.

    September 3, 2013
    Kelly DeCorte -
  • To all of Kimberly’s loved ones, my deepest sympathies. I hope that happy memories will be a comfort to you as time passes and you can think of the joy she brought to your lives.

    September 3, 2013
    Cara Higgins Skourtis -
  • To the Norris Family,
    We are Marissa’s aunt and uncle we would like to express out deepest sympathy’s on the passing of Kimberly. Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. God bless all of you.

    Mike and Judy Butler

    September 3, 2013
    Mike and Judy Butler -
  • Dear Melissa & family,
    I am so sorry for you’re loss.

    September 3, 2013
    Lindsay Detwiler -
  • To Liz and the Norris family,
    I am so sorry so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May her smile always shine down upon all of you.

    September 3, 2013
    Diana VanDam -
  • Liz and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family during this very sad time. Kim sounds like she was a true shining light to this world. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    September 3, 2013
    Bruce Whittemore -
  • Norris Family,
    We are truly sorry for your loss, words can not even begin to express. Kim will be forever missed and in everyone’s hearts, I know she is smiling down on you all with that big beautiful smile of hers. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Lisa, Erin, Jesse, Kari and Kacie Finch

    September 3, 2013
    Finch Family -
  • I am so sorrry to hear about your loss. I just met this “firecracker ” this past year and wonder what God is thinking sometimes. We will pray for all of you and your beautiful daughter Kim.

    Geri & Jim Sutton

    September 3, 2013
    Geri Sutton -
  • Norris Family,

    We are very saddened and so sorry to hear about Kim’s passing. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She was always happy & bubbly with that gorgeous smile on her face. Our heatfelt condolences to your family. She will be greatly missed by all.

    September 3, 2013
    Jill & Gene DeNota -
  • Kim’s Family: I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Kim. I have only worked with Kim for a short time, but it is clear to all who met her that she was so full of life and light. She was so kind to all, and she held an immense amount of love for her family. I will miss this beautiful girl. My heartfelt sympathies…

    September 3, 2013
    Susan Pinover -
  • Liz, Harry and Family, there are no words to express the sadness in my heart for the loss of your daughter…I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling…I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…deepest sympathy to all…
    MaryAnn Vollenweider

    September 3, 2013
    MaryAnn Vollenweider -
  • Liz,

    We are so sorry for your tragic loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    September 3, 2013
    Lynn and Michael Pollack -
  • Melissa and the whole Norris Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. From what we have seen and come to know, your family is one truly bound by love and dedication to one another and cannot imagine the heartache you must be feeling. Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with all of you.

    Mike and Casey McCormick

    September 3, 2013
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  • John,Louise,and family. Shocked to hear of another loss in your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God ,family , and friends help you through this loss….Cathy Toothill

    September 3, 2013
    Cathy Toothill -
  • Norris Family:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Kim was an amazing young lady and a pleasure to work with. She was such a joy to talk to on the phone. She always had such a cheerful and upbeat attitude. She will truly be missed and hold a dear place in my heart forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    With much love and sympathy,
    Sandy Savage-Pederson and family

    September 3, 2013
    Sandy Savage-Pederson -
  • Liz,Harry and Family
    So sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Kim. I have not seem you in a long time but think of your family
    often. So sorry Louis and John it so hard to lose someone so young and full of life. Our heartfelt sympathies. Uncle Bruce

    September 3, 2013
    M. Bruce and Patricia Whittemore -
  • Liz and Harry, Words cannot express how sorry we are for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    With love
    Lorelie and Scott

    September 3, 2013
    Scott and Lorelie Carvey -
  • Although you don’t know me, I wanted to express my condolences on the loss of your beautiful daughter. We lost our son suddenly this past February, just befor his 19th birthday, so I truly do understand the pain you’re feeling. I hope your memories will be a source of comfort to you. Know that you will see her again in heaven one day, and hold on to that. My prayers are with your family.

    September 3, 2013
    Bonnie Lyons -
  • Liz and all the family,
    There are no words to express your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you strength to hold on to her smile and her love.
    Diana VanDam

    September 3, 2013
    Diana VanDam -
  • May the love and support of family and friends lift you and sustain you through this devastating time. The women of the Noroton Tuesday morning bible are praying for you – We all love Dot! Act of kindness will abound in Kim’s honor and memory…

    Missy & Paul Fiorita, Emma, Matthew, John and Lila

    September 3, 2013
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  • Liz and Family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. May the love of your family, friends and the memories of your beautiful daughter and all the lives she touched be your source of strength and peace in the days ahead.
    Norma Fusci and family.

    September 3, 2013
    Norma Fusci -
  • Liz and Harry,
    So very sorry to hear about Kim–hardest news in the world for a parent. Our sympathies and love to you and the family,
    Meg (Warren) & Kenny Fergusson

    September 3, 2013
    Meg Warren Fergusson -
  • To the Norris family,
    We, at UConn are so saddened by the news of Kimberly leaving this world before her time. I personally have been her advisor for the last two years and was always energized by her enthusiasm and love of learning. Even when classes were challenging and she was so busy with her life, she would dig in and take on the challenges. Kimberly was respected by the other students in the School of Business and brought us so much happiness through her smile and love for life. No words can express the love and comfort I wish for all of you at this time. She will always be a UConn Husky in our hearts.

    September 3, 2013
    Marlys Rizzi- UConn -
  • Liz, Harry and family,
    There just aren’t any words to say would express the sadness in our hearts knowing what you are going through at this time. You and your family will be kept in our hearts, in our thoughts and in our prayers and we hope that one day you will be able to find comfort in the memories you hold in your hearts.
    Gary, Joy, Chris, John and Tori Flowers

    September 3, 2013
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  • I was one of Kimberly’s professors at UConn Stamford. Kimberly was truly a delightful student as well as a wonderful person. She will be long be fondly remembered by all of us in the UConn Stamford community. I wish Kimberly’s family comfort and peace at this difficult time.
    Kevin McEvoy, PhD
    Marketing Department

    September 3, 2013
    Kevin McEvoy, PhD -
  • Dear Liz and Harry,
    This is a time when I feel so sad that I live too far away to be there for family. Kimberly was obviously a beautiful girl and a wonderful daughter. Although I can’t be there for the funeral in person, I just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers will be with you on Thursday and the difficult days ahead.

    September 3, 2013
    Judy Milinowski -
  • Melissa,

    There aren’t words enough to say how very sorry I am to hear of Kim’s passing. Kim was an amazing person and we all share in your feelings of loss. Please know that I am praying for you and your family as you go through this difficult time. if there’s anything I can do, please let me know. Peace and blessings to you all.

    September 3, 2013
    Junie Johnson -
  • Liz, Harry and your entire family….you have all been in my heart and prayers . I am so so sorry for. this terrible loss.

    September 3, 2013
    Marci Katz Kelly -
  • I am so, so sorry for you and your family, Liz. My prayers are with you.

    September 4, 2013
    Jane Wilkins -
  • Dearest Melissa & Family,

    We all know God has taken Kimberly away from us way too early . I was blessed to have known Kimberly for as long as I did . She always had a beautiful smile & a special glow, especially when she was speaking about her nephews, the loves of her . Kimberly may your beautiful, bright smile and loving heart live on in all of us forever and ever. May God bring Peace to your family
    at this very difficult time & help them to remember all the good times you all had together. May God Peace you all

    September 4, 2013
    Karen Bassett -
  • There are no words that can express how sorry I am about the loss of your beautiful daughter Kim. Her bubbly personality brought so much to our office….I will forever miss her. My heartfelt sympathies go out to your family. You are truly blessed to have had such a loving/caring angel…She will always be in my heart.

    September 4, 2013
    Denise VonSchleusingen -
  • Norris Family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Kim. We were good friends at NCC. I will always remember driving around Norwalk between classes to do some shopping! I will always remember how close we were in all our architecture classes and how well we worked on projects together. She always had a smile on her face! I wish we kept in touch when I moved away. I just cant believe this news. I am in shock and speechless. I will always remember the fun nights staying up late in her room doing homework and watching movies. She was such a great girl and friend to know. I am so sorry about this hard time. I will be thinking of the entire family during this tough time.

    September 4, 2013
    Margaret S. -
  • Liz, Harry and family,
    Words can’t express how sorry we are for your loss. Knowing Kim as she grew up with Ryan brings back the fondest memories. Most recently though, we have had the pleasure of enjoying her warm smile at the Edge. She brightened our mornings encouraging us everyday. You should find comfort in knowing that Kim touched so many of us in such a positive way.
    Thinking of you…..
    Dave and DeeDee Pramer

    September 4, 2013
    DeeDee Pramer -
  • Norris Family –

    We are so sorrry for the loss of Liz and please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless…

    David and Karen

    September 4, 2013
    David and Karen Alexander -
  • Dear Michael Norris and Family,
    I am very sorry to hear about your loss . May the Lord bless you and your family during this difficult time.
    “Death leaves a Heartache no one can Heal, Love leaves a Memory no one can Steal”
    Michael Miele

    September 4, 2013
    Michael Miele -
  • To the Norris Family: Are deepest sympathy for you and your family.You are all in are thouhgts and prayers. Gail and James Smith & Family

    September 4, 2013
    Gail & James Smith -
  • Kim always seemed to make me smile throughout our years at grade school and when we reconnected after college. I will never forget her genuine personality and upbeat energy she radiated every time we got a chance to catch up at The Edge. One of my favorite quotes definitely applies to how Kim lived her life: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou.

    Sending all my good thoughts to your family,

    September 4, 2013
    Melissa Horne -
  • I am deeply saddened to hear of Kim’s passing, I remember seeing her in the hallways in grade school and chatting with her in brief conversation. She was a beautiful kind hearted soul who lit up the room when ever she entered. She was the kind of person people wanted to get to know. I wish I had gotten to know her better.

    I send my deepest condolences to the Norris family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    RIP Kim, You will always be remembered.

    September 4, 2013
    Samantha Dugan -
  • To the Norris family:
    We send our deepest condolences and want you to know we are thinking of all of you.

    Jim and Pam Cullinan

    September 4, 2013
    Jim and Pam Cullinan -
  • To the Norris Family
    I and many others at the Edge Fitness Gym in Norwalk are saddened and grieve for the untimely loss of Kimberly.

    September 4, 2013
    Rees Himes -
  • Liz & Harry, Louise and John – I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful daughter and grand daughter Kim. It sounds like Kim was a very talented and much loved young woman. The loss of one so young, with so much potential to offer the world, is certainly a tragedy. But the loss of one’s own child is an unimaginable tragedy. It is not much consolation right now compared to your very recent untimely loss, but over time may the wonderful memories you have of Kim and of shared times together provide some comfort to you.

    Liz – I am sure you don’t remember me, but I know your mother Louise; I am a cousin on the Buckley side of the family through my mother, Connie Ballard.

    September 5, 2013
    Nancy Emro -
  • Dear Liz & Harry and Family

    There is nothing worse than a loss of a child, Kimberly will be deeply missed by many.
    Our heats go out to you and the family

    September 5, 2013
    Cathy & Mario Ramaciere and Family -
  • Liz as I know all too well there are no words that can comfort you during this most horrible time for you and your family. However, I can send you and yours my prayers and hope that you take comfort in your family and friends. She will always be your baby girl, your angel and forever with you in your heart.

    God Bless Lisa

    September 5, 2013
    Lisa Miller United Underwriters Inc. -
  • Dear Dot:
    We send our sincere sympathy to you and to all the members of your family in the tragic passing of your dear Kimberly. She brought joy into your lives and she will live in in your hearts forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Betty,Norm,Steve,Debbie Lotz

    September 5, 2013
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  • To the Norris Family:

    We send our deepest sympathies. Kim will be missed by all who knew her at our company. She earned the friendship and respect of her co-workers and our members through her warm personality, joyful character, and bright smiles. You should be so proud of how she represented your family to the world. Kim is a reminder of who we want to be. We grieve with you and are so sorry for your loss.

    Our thoughts and prayers,

    The Edge Fitness Club Family

    September 5, 2013
    The Edge Fitness Clubs -
  • Dear Norris Family:

    I am shocked and saddened by this tragic news. Please accept our deepest condolences from all at Norwalk Community College.
    Kim took several of my classes at NCC. She was so much fun to be around, we will truly miss her. Her great sense of humor was contagious. She would cheer us up on the most boring day. She made teaching so much easier for me, all I had to do was to look at her and she would come up with funny comment right away. This is such a loss for all of us.

    We will never forget Kim and I am sure that her kindness, energy and sense of humor will stay with us forever.

    Jacek Bigosinski
    Norwalk Community College, Architecture Department

    September 6, 2013
    Jacek Bigosinski -
  • Kimberly and I shared a few classes together at UCONN and I’m really shocked and saddened to hear about this. She was an incredibly sweet and beautiful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    September 6, 2013
    Brandie -
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