RUMFORD — Normand T. Bourret, 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, at his residence with his loving family by his side. A lifelong resident of the area, he made his home on Franklin Street, Rumford.
He was born in Rumford, Feb. 25, 1933, a son of Agenard and Jeanne (Carrier) Bourret, graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford, Class of 1950 and graduated first in his class from the U.S. Navy Pipe Fitter School in Norfolk, Va., Class of 1953. He served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.
He had worked as a plumber in the family business, A. Bourret & Son Plumbing and Heating in Rumford for many years and then retired from Local 783 in 1997 as a Pipe Fitter.
Normand was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius–St. John Church and was a member of Napoleon Ouellette Post 24, American Legion.
Normand was married in Long Beach, L.I., N.Y., May 14, 1955, to the late Elizabeth McGee, who died Sept. 1, 1985, and then married in Rocky Hill, Conn., Feb. 19, 1993, to the former Doris T. Bedard, who survives of Rumford.
Other survivors include daughters, Kathleen Bourret and husband, Darren Wardwell, of Litchfield, N.H., Suzanne Dorion and husband, Mark, of New Gloucester and Loretta Boivin and husband, Darren, of Eustis; sons, Normand J. Bourret and wife, Vicki, of New Gloucester, Michael T. Bourret and partner, Kim Doughty, of Bailey Island and Thomas B. Bourret and wife, Mindy, of Rumford; stepchildren, Michael Pelletier of Marlborough, Conn., Julie Rosa and husband, Jorge, of McKinney, Texas, Gerard Pelletier of Coventry, Conn., Lisa Flemke and husband, Len, of Dover-Foxcroft and Susan Hassett and husband, Shane, of Glastonbury, Conn.; many grandchildren, stepgrandchildren and one great-grandson; sisters, Marie Fournier and husband, Robert, of Woonsocket, R.I., and Sister Suzanne Bourret, P.M. of Hudson, N.H.; a brother, Georges Bourret and wife, Patricia, of Lexington, S.C.; and sisters-in-law, Mona Bourret of Southbury, Conn., and Theresa Bourret of Findlay, Ohio.
He was predeceased by a son, James Bourret; and two brothers, Leopold and Jean Louis Bourret.
Friends are invited to sign the family guest book and share their thoughts, condolences and memories online at www.meaderandson.com.