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949 Main St
P.O. Box 363
Waldoboro, ME 04572
Phone: 207-832-5541
Fax: 207-832-6346
Nicia Gruener

Nicia Norris Gruener

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
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Obituary

Nicia Norris Gruener, 75, died suddenly in Boothbay Harbor this previous week. She was born in Georgia to James Lawrence Norris and Gertrude Gladys (Weaver) Norris.
Nicia grew up in Lancaster, PA., Painesville, OH., and Waite Hill, OH. Nicia graduated high school from The Laurel School Cleveland, Ohio. Nicia, with her sister Kendra, and their cousin Susie, created a group known as “The Eager Beaver Club” of which they told many fun stories.

Nicia attended Beaver College in Philadelphia, PA. and transferred to Lake Erie College where she earned a BA. She moved to Pittsburgh, PA to work as a Special Education Teacher. Nicia graduated with a Masters Degree in a pioneering Special Education Program at the University of Pittsburgh. As part of Nicia’s Master’s program she was part of a group of students that observed Fred Rogers in his original Pittsburgh lab.

Nicia met William “Bill” Gruener in 1968 and they got married on June 28, 1969. They lived in Pittsburgh then moved to St. Louis where Nicia and Bill welcomed their first child, Jamie. Later the family moved to Andover, MA. While in Andover, she was a member of the Andover Garden Club and a part-time staff member at Phillips Academy. After 31 years, Nicia and Bill retired to Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

Nicia was driven by knowledge, history, tradition, and research. She was first-and-foremost a dedicated mother, teacher, great jelly maker, amateur archaeologist, and knitter extraordinaire. She leaves a legacy of magnificent sweaters. As a couple project, both Nicia and Bill enjoyed helping the Georgetown Historical Society update all of their records electronically. One of her favorite pastimes was as a “digger” at the Fort St. George archaeological site near Fort Popham, Phippsburg, ME.

Nicia was predeceased by her parents and is survived by her husband of 51 years, William “Bill” Gruener of Boothbay Harbor, ME; two sons, Jamie and his wife Brandee and children Natalie and Lincoln; John and his wife Sophie and their son Micah; Sister, Kendra Supple of southern CA; Cousins, Paul Weaver of ME and Susie Banta of northern CA.

Contributions in Nicia’s memory may be made to the Boothbay Region Ambulance Service, P.O.Box 280, Boothbay, ME 04537
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Virginia Begg

Posted at 08:00pm
Nicia was a longtime friend of mine in the Andover (MA)Garden Club. We went on many garden tours together and shared so many interests. I was happy that she could retire to her beloved Boothbay Harbor but so sorry to lose a good friend. My deepest condolences to her husband and family. She is remembered and loved by her Andover Garden Club friends.
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Ann Thornton and Mike Hayhurst

Posted at 05:19pm
We are very shocked and deeply saddened for your loss, Bill , Jamie and John. Knowing you for the last 15 years has been a true joy for us. Nicia’s memory will always be held close.
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Leisha MacDougall

Posted at 11:49am
Bill and family, I am shocked and saddened to the hear the news of Nicia's passing. What a warmhearted, positive person she was. I have missed seeing you both and hearing of your family. Know that she will be greatly missed as a cherished member of our community who went out of her way to preserve the beauty of a handwritten note or word of kindness.
Warmly,
Leisha J. MacDougall
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