W. COLUMBIA, S.C. – Normand Donald St. Hilaire of 130 Fifth St., Auburn, died Thursday, May 21, following a long illness.

He was born to Robert St. Hilaire and Laura Daniel St. Hilaire in Auburn. Normand was a graduate of Edward Little High School and completed one year at Hebron Academy, where he lettered in baseball.

Normand was a sergeant in the United States Army from 1953 to 1962, serving overseas and was decorated with the Korean Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Metal and the United Nations Service Medal.

Normand shared his great love of the outdoors and enjoyed spending time with family and friends skiing, boating, catching catfish at night and bonfires. He followed his father’s footsteps and was a craftsman in the masonry and roofing business, having restored many historical buildings throughout the Central Maine area.

Normand was married to his childhood sweetheart, Joanne Boulay St. Hilaire, who passed away in 2005. They were happily married for 53 years and were long time residents of the Twin Cities. The last four years Normand resided in Zephyrhills, Fla., where he worked for Busch Gardens.

Normand will be lovingly remembered for his warm and generous heart. He was a loving and devoted husband and father who opened his home and life to many. He was a good friend and role model.

He is survived by his brother, Robert St. Hilaire; five children, Lorrie and James Young, Cheryl and Michael Dubois, Deborah St. Hilaire, Normand C. “Chuck” and Vicki St. Hilaire and Cathy and Scott Bridgers. He has 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who brought him much joy, Ruth-Hannah Kevitch, Jamie Hird, Elizabeth Young, Normand Patrick St. Hilaire, James Young, Sarah St. Hilaire, Benjamin Young, Katelyn St. Hilaire, Baylee Bridgers, Henrick Morseth, Austin Bridgers, Elijah Benjamin, Aaron Jacob and Brielle Natalie.

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