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Norma Ann St. Arnauld, 90, of Marquette, passed away Wednesday evening, May 3, 2017 at Brookridge Heights Memory Care with her loving family at her side and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Norma was born on July 31, 1926 in Iron Mountain to the late Americo and Catherine (Challancin) Sonaglia. Over the years she was employed in Milwaukee at Reynolds Aluminum Company, was a secretary at Northern Michigan University for many years and also at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for a short while. Norma was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and a former member of the Marquette Golf Club. In her brief golfing career she did shoot a hole in one, which she admitted was a lucky shot. In her later years Norma suffered from dementia, but even through this difficult period of her life she loved to be around family, especially time spent with her great grandchildren. It put a spark in her life that they only could bring. Survivors include one son, Michael (Linda) St. Arnauld of Marquette four grandchildren, Eric (Jenny O’Brien) St. Arnauld and his children, Emily and Gordon, Chad (Hollie) St. Arnauld and daughters, Cora and Willow, Kylee (Aaron) Pietila and their daughters, Helen and Claire, and Kory (Chelsea) St. Arnauld. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death besides her parents was her husband of 63 years, Harold St. Arnauld on February 7, 2016; also two brothers, Jack Sonaglia who was killed in action during World War II, and Paul Sonaglia. A private family funeral service will be held at the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home with Rev. Brandon Oman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 S. Front St., Marquette, MI 49855. Norma’s obituary can also be viewed at canalefuneral.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.