Dorothy Pasquale McConnell Norris, 85, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020. She was born on February 23, 1935, in Quakertown, Pa., to the late Dominick and Clelia Ricci Pasquale.
Mrs. Norris loved to dance and enjoyed being a cheerleader on her high school team. She was retired from Corporate Benefits. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Mooresville and served as the pianist for many years at the Cascade Baptist Church in Mooresville. Mrs. Norris was a member of the Charlotte Italian Club and the Spinning Moors Square Dancing group and was very active at the YMCA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Pasquale.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Norris; daughters, Marie McConnell Carter (Dean) and Audrey McConnell Ferreira (Scott); stepchildren, Charles “Chuck” Norris and Lori Norris-Sutphin (Jason); sister, Carolyn P. Lichtfuss (Leon); six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, at Trinity Baptist Church, 221 Ervin Road, Mooresville, NC 28117, with Dr. Mark E. Harris officiating. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, P.O. Box 3365, Mooresville, NC 28117 or Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Norris family. Condolences may be made to the family at

1 thought on “Dorothy Pasquale McConnell Norris

  1. Patsy Cuthbertson says:

    We know where much talent came from. Beautiful Lady. 🙏S for all. Love, Patsy Cuthbertson

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