LEWISTON – Normand L. St. Laurent, 66, a prominent area businessman, died Sunday, Jan. 7, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, after a brief illness.

He was born in Lewiston on Jan, 2, 1941, the son of Willie and Doria (Roy) St. Laurent. He attended St. Dominic High School and then entered the United States Marine Corps, where he was honorably discharged. On Sept. 29, 1962, he married the former Jeannette Grondin at Holy Cross Church in Lewiston.

He was the owner/operator of the family business, St. Laurent and Son Excavation Inc. Previously, he owned Norm’s Transmission Service from 1960 to 1971, and Norm’s Tulsa and Service station from 1970 to 1974.

He had a great love for his family, especially his grandchildren and was an avid Maineiacs hockey fan and a proud season ticket holder. He enjoyed playing cards and was a lifelong animal lover.

He was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church and was a a member of the ACME Club, where he liked to socialize with many friends.

Survivors include his wife, Jeannette of Lewiston; three sons, Rick N. St. Laurent, and his wife, Kimberly, and their children, Nicole and Aubrey, of Huntington Beach, Calif., Gary R. St. Laurent, and his wife, Doreen, and their children, Jill, Mikaela and Nathan, of Lewiston and Randy M. St. Laurent, and his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Julia and Benjamin, of Lewiston; two sisters, Jeannine Houdlette, and her husband, Erwin, of Gardiner and Jeannette Marquis of Greene; a special sister-in-law, Doris Welding; and also a special friend, Vicki Camire.

He was predeceased by his parents; one granddaughter, Taylor St. Laurent in 1997; as well as a very special niece, Dawn Marie Welding in 1993.