Norma L. Magee, 78, of Wilton, formerly of Westport, wife of the late R. James Magee, died May 10, 2010, at Norwalk Hospital.

Born July 7, 1931, in Los Angeles, daughter of the late Floyd and Kathalyn Buxton, she had been a resident of Wilton for the past 18 years. Prior to moving to Wilton in 1992, Magee had resided in Westport for 24 years. She was employed as a special education teacher's aid from 1971 to 1993 -- the last 10 of which were spent at Staples High School. Magee joined the staff at the Westport Public Library in 1993 and worked there until 1997.

She received an associate's degree from Los Angeles City College. Magee was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Westport and a member of P.E.O. Chapter "J" of Westport.

Survivors include a daughter, Laurel Magee of Westport; one son, Richard J. Magee of Wilton; a brother, Lynn Buxton of Cloverdale, Calif.; three nieces and one nephew.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, June 5, at 4:30 p.m. in the United Methodist Church of Westport, 49 Weston Road, Westport; interment will follow in the church memorial garden.

Memorial contributions in memory of Magee may be made to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), c/o the United Methodist Church of Westport, 49 Weston Road, Westport, CT 06880.

The Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road E., Westport, is assisting the family with the arrangements.