AUBURN — Normand Romeo Asselin, 82, of 210 Randall Road, Lewiston, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice.
Born in Lewiston Sept. 23, 1929, he was the son of Romeo and Emma Rioux Asselin. Educated locally, he served with the U.S. Navy. Following his service, he returned to Lewiston and on July 11, 1953, married the former Dolores P. LaFlamme in Saints Peter and Paul Church. Mrs. Asselin passed away April 28, 2010.
Normand worked several jobs over the years, including plant maintenance at Pepperell Mill, before retiring due to disability in 1969. A member of Saints Peter and Paul Basilica, Prince of Peace Parish, he also belonged to the Acme Club, the Montagnard Club, and after his disability he dedicated his life to caring for his family, babysitting his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and being the best dad and pepere a family could ask for.
Survivors include a son, Richard and wife, Muriel of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a daughter, Donna Asselin and companion, Shane P. Coston Sr. of Lewiston; a brother, Raymond and wife, Jeanette of Lewiston; four grandchildren, Theresa Wing, Christine Asselin, Anne Wagner, and Melissa and husband, Shane Bell; and seven great-grandchildren, Desirae Shorthill, Tyler Asselin, Hunter Burgess, Jeremy Madore, Riley Burgess, Mikaela Wagner, and Ethan Bell.
Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Wing; and two brothers, Roger Asselin and Larry Asselin.
The family thanks Dr. Austin and the staff of the Hospice House for the loving care they gave Normand during his final illness, and Dr. Betty Kennedy for the many years of caring for our dad.