LEWISTON — Normand E. Kirouac, 79, of 111 Dumont Ave., Lewiston, passed away on Friday, May 13, following a long illness, surrounded by his loving family and dedicated wife, Anna.

He was born in Lewiston, July 22, 1931, the third son of Joseph and Valeda (Pomerleau) Kirouac. He was educated in Lewiston schools and later proudly served with the U.S. Army and the Korean War as Tech Sergeant with Company G of the 35th Infantry Regiment, receiving numerous awards including the Bronze Star Medal.

Upon discharge from the military, he met the love of his life and best friend, Anna Freve. They were married on May 7, 1955, recently celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary.

Normand worked for 28 years at Pioneer Plastics. After retirement, he enjoyed woodworking, traveling, reading and walking. Prior to his illness, he worked part-time at Pinette Funeral Home. He enjoyed meeting his friends for early morning coffee and spending time with his brothers and family on Friday.

He was a member of Holy Cross Parish and actively involved with the Veterans of Foreign War, Franco American War Veterans and in his younger days a member of the St. Mary’s Cadet Corps.

He will be greatly missed by his soul-mate, Anna; three daughters, Rena Saucier and her husband, Steve, of Lewiston, Elaine Caouette of Lewiston and Diane Buzzell and her husband, Curtis, of Leeds; his two brothers, Lorenzo and Laurien Kirouac, both of Lewiston; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Thomas Caouette on April 1, 2006.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Jeff Brown and the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice House.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

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