1932 – 2003

MEXICO – Norman “Blackie” Cormier, 71, passed away at home with his family by his side on May 21, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Rumford on May 1, 1932, the son of Medee and Lillian (Morin) Cormier. He attended Mexico schools and was a member of the Class of 1950. He was a communicant of St. Theresa’s Church, Mexico. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He worked as a millwright for the Boise Cascade Paper Group of Rumford retiring after 42 years of service. He was a member of several organizations including Robert Shand Post 1641VFW, Napoleon Ouellette Post 24 American Legion, Rumford Fraternal Order of Eagles 1248, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Rumford Lodge 862 and the 25 and 40 Year Clubs of Retired Boise-Cascade Employees.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren and at his camp at Cupsuptic Lake. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, horseshoes, skiing, playing cards, reading, country and western music and all sports. He taught all his children to swim at Coos Canyon.

Survivors include three daughters, Lisa Hall and her husband Steve of Rangeley, Susan Glover of Mexico, Monique Craft and her husband George of Honeoye, NY; three sons, Michael Cormier and his wife Kathi of Camp Lejeune, NC, Gregory Cormier and his wife Trudi of Worcester, Mass., Nelson Cormier and his wife Sherry of Rangeley; 12 grandchildren, Hannah and Elizabeth Glover, Connor and Olivia Hall, Emily, Matthew, Bryce, Casey, Corey, Christopher, and Tony Cormier, Devin Dellapenna; five sisters, Lorraine Arsenault and her husband Peter of Olympia, Wash., Annette Fortier of Milan, NH, Doris Levi and her husband Steve of Sarasota, Fla., Maureen Eddy and her husband Nelson of Olympia, Wash., Nancy Jurdak and her husband James of Oakland; one Uncle Mike and Aunt Yvonne Morin of Mexico; Aunt Lena Roberts of Dallas, Texas; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one sister, Yvette Dorian.

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