, Gloucester, MA

September 26, 2012

Florence M. Soini, 90

Gloucester — Florence M. (Morrissey) Soini, 90, wife of the late Waino J. Soini, of Gloucester, passed away at her home on Tuesday morning, September 25, 2012.

She was born in Malden on August 2, 1922, the daughter of the late Chester L. and Ellen (Shea) Morrissey.

Florence was a graduate of Gloucester High School with the Class of 1941.

Florence had worked as an administrative secretary for several companies in Gloucester including Frank E. Davis Fish Co., LePages, the City of Gloucester and the NOAA.

In her spare time, she enjoyed painting and line dancing. Florence was also a long time member of the former Sacred Heart Church in Lanesville where she and husband Waino were one of the first couples to wed in the church.

Florence will be remembered for her kind, gentle nature and was a devoted lifelong friend to many on Cape Ann.

She is survived by her son Wayne Soini of Brookline; grandchildren, Eric Martin, Heather Soini, Kevin Soini, Jamie, Jeffrey and Michael Normansell; her son-in-law Robert A. Normansell; her brother Frank Morrissey of Madrid, Spain; sisters-in-law Emma Francis, Catherine Morrissey, Dorothy Morrissey of Little Rock, Ark.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband Waino, she was predeceased by her daughter Sheila Normansell; her brothers, James, Robert and Charles Morrissey.

ARRANGEMENTS: A private funeral service will be held in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, followed by internment in Seaside Cemetery.

A public celebration of life service for Florence will be held on Saturday, October 27, in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1123 Washington Street, Lanesville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For online condolences, please visit