Norman George Laffey, Sr.

Jun 5 1933
Jul 25 2021
88 Years

Norman George Laffey, Sr., 88, of Cochranville, PA passed away at his home on Sunday, July 25, 2021 under the care of his beloved family.  Norman was the husband of the late Lois Thomson Laffey (2019), with whom he shared over 66 years of marriage.

Born on Green Hill Farm in West Chester, PA, Norman was the son of the late George J. and Anna Moulder Laffey. Norman started dairy farming on his own in Cochranville in 1951 at the age of 18. He married, raised his family and continued dairy farming (Glenville Farms) with his four sons for over 60 years. Even after he no longer actively farmed, he continued to be a wealth of knowledge about farming operations in and around the county.

Norman served West Fallowfield as Township Supervisor for 9 years and was a member of the Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church in Parkesburg.  

Norman is survived by his sister, Lydia (Leo), his six children: Norman G., Jr., husband of Sue, Karen L. Kauffman, wife of David, Michael E., husband of Kim, George J., all of Cochranville, Lisa A. Hershey, wife of Brent, of Mount Joy, and Andrew I. Laffey, husband of Debbie, of Cochranville.

In addition, Norman is survived by 19 grandchildren: Norman III Laffey, Lori Mearig (children of Norman), Justin Kauffman, Brandon Kauffman, Courtney DePeppe (children of Karen), Sarah Jagelski, Michael Laffey, Joshua Laffey (children of Michael), Erica Zelley, George Laffey, Katrina Patton, Monica Simpson, Christina Leggio (children of George), Colleen, Nicholas and Faith Hershey (children of Lisa), Carolynn, Drew and Bryan Laffey (children of Andrew) and 27 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Norman was preceded in death by siblings, George (Bud) Laffey, John M. Laffey, Virginia (Jean) Mackey, Anne Young, and Elmer Laffey.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend an evening viewing on Sunday, August 1st, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Wilde’s Funeral Home, 434 Main Street, Parkesburg, PA or the Monday, August 2nd viewing at Saint Malachi Church, 76 St. Malachi Road, Cochranville, PA 19330 from 9:00 – 11:00 am followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. Interment will be immediately after mass in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Community Hospices of America (CHA) Foundation, c/o Holisticare Hospice, 685 Kromer Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312 or online at:

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at  

Service Date: 
Aug 2 2021 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Saint Malachi Church, 76 St. Malachi Road, Cochranville, PA 19330


We love and miss you Uncle Norman.  Keep that smile and keep them laughing up there! 💕🙏

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Despite not being a Laffey, I fell like I've lost a family member.  Lois and my Mom, Bonnie Czarnota, were dear, lifelong friends.  Family and farming were Norman's passions.  He and Lois had a special love between them!  Norman was a man of intelligence despite his formal education.  

He was so funny, and a joy to be around.  He could make my Mom laugh like no one else.  I particularly remember when Mom and Lois, and two other ladies, met at the farm on their way to a Weight Watcher's meeting.  Norman asked if they were going to a "Fat Ladies Convention?"  Mom laughed and laughed.

I'll never forget a trip to York College to visit with Lisa.  Norman was driving like a Nascar driver, laughing the whole way at my fear.

I will carry many fond memories of Norman with me for the rest of my life. 

Love to all of the Laffey family.  He was a very special man!

Celeste Palmer 

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Prayers sent out to the family,stay strong.
Sorry for your. Loss.

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To the man I grew to admire. And enjoyed being around. Norman I will miss you. You were incredible. My heart goes out to the entire family and friends. May you and the Mrs go hand  in hand forever. A big loss to us all.I loved working with you and the guys on the farm. God bless you and the family.  

Jake and Barb Jackson

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I apologize for the misprint in my original condolence.

My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.


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As a young child I have great memories of going to Laffey's farm with my mother Bonnie.  I remember watching the cows getting milked and play in the barn full of hay!  Norman was always worried I'd get hurt. 😁.  Also, will alway remember him hurassing Norman Becker at Becker's Garage (however my Dad was doing most of the hurassing).  Another great memory was the winter of 1978 when the snow drifted over the house and Norman was driving the snow plow to open up Highview Drive.  A great man who cared about his family and community.  You will be missed!  Condolences to the family.  Sincerely, Mark 

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