Norman J. Boucher

NORWAY — Norman Joseph Boucher, 80, died peacefully, surrounded by family on Monday, May 28, 2012.

Norman was born on May 10, 1932, in Old Town, to Edward Boucher (formerly of New Brunswick, Canada) and Constance Webb Boucher (formerly of Windsor, England).

He graduated from Old Town High School and attended Husson College in Bangor until joining the Army. He proudly served at the 121st Evacuation Hospital in Korea.

He married the love of his life, Jeanne D. Brodeur, in November 1955. They lived in Lincoln, Old Town and later in the South Paris/Norway area in 1995 to be closer to children and grandchildren.

Over the years, Norman worked at Lincoln Trust Bank in Lincoln, Webber Oil Company in Bangor, Dysart’s Transportation in Bangor, the Old Town School District and James River in Old Town. He served many years in the Army, the Air National Guard and Army National Guard, earning many commendations.

Norman was a hardworking, modest man with a quick wit, who took great pleasure from the simple things in life — hunting, family time at Pushaw Lake and the coast, golf, volleyball, gardening, helping neighbors and playing with his grandchildren. He was continuously active in the community, involved in the sports boosters, Little League, church lector and Parish Council, Knights of Columbus, and other service groups. He was a loving caregiver to Jeanne in her final years, devoting himself entirely to her until her death last October.

Norman and Jeanne are survived by their four children, Michael Boucher of Freeport, Susan Lachance of Augusta, Carol Jones of Harrison and Paula Henderson of Concord, N.H.; as well as 10 wonderful grandchildren. He will be missed by seven surviving siblings, many cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends.

He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Jeanne; infant daughters, Norma, Nancy and Edith Boucher; and siblings, Donald Boucher and Dorothy Boucher Angotti.

A memorial Mass was celebrated on Monday, June 4, at 11 a.m., at St. Catherine’s in Norway. Norman and Jeanne’s ashes will be committed in a joint burial ceremony in Old Town at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to: The Maine Veterans Home, 477 High St., South Paris, ME 04281.

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