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Sister Norma Terese Wind, longtime educator

Jan. 3, 1933 – July 13, 2015

Sister Norma Terese Wind of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, a longtime educator, died Monday in the Mercy Center Health Care Unit. She was 82.

Sister Norma was born in Buffalo and at an early age moved to Attica, where she attended local schools. After graduation from high school, she studied at Burroughs Office Machine School and worked for a year before answering her call to religious life. On June 1, 1951, she entered the Sisters of Mercy Community. Sister Norma earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Medaille College and taught for 20 years in various Catholic schools in Western New York, traveling from South Buffalo to Jamestown, Olean, Niagara Falls, West Seneca and then to Orchard Park.

After assisting in the community business office, Sister Norma received national certification as an activities professional and ministered at Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Baker Manor. Sister Norma’s next sharing of her gifts was at St. Brigid Outreach/Catholic Charities by establishing a sewing curriculum and giving instruction to women from the Commodore Perry Homes.

Survivors include two brothers, Anthony and Charles Wind; and two sisters, Marilyn Brunner and Elaina Klein.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Mercy Center Chapel, 625 Abbott Road.

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