SOUTH PARIS —   On Monday, May 28, Norman Joseph Boucher died peacefully, surrounded by family.

Norman was born on May 10, 1932, in Old Town, to Edward Boucher, formerly of New Brunswick, Canada, and Constance Webb Boucher, formerly of Windsor, England.

He graduated from Old Town High School and attended Husson College in Bangor, until joining the Army. He proudly served at the 121st Evacuation Hospital in Korea. He married the love of his life, Jeanne D. Brodeur, in November of 1955. They lived in Lincoln and Old Town, moving to the South Paris/Norway area in 1995 to be closer to their grandchildren.

Over the years, Norman worked at Lincoln Trust Bank in Lincoln, Webber Oil Company in Bangor, Dysart’s Transportation in Bangor, the Old Town School District and James River in Old Town. He served many years in the Army, the Air National Guard and Army National Guard, earning many commendations.

Norman was a hardworking, modest man with a quick wit, who took great pleasure from the simple things in life —   hunting with his father, time with family at Pushaw Lake and the coast of Maine, golf, volleyball, gardening, helping neighbors and playing with his grandchildren. Throughout his life he was continuously active in the community, serving in various capacities with sports boosters, Little League, organizing local foot races, serving as church lector and on the St. Joseph’s Parish Council, Knights of Columbus and other service groups. He was a loving caregiver to Jeanne in her final years, devoting himself entirely to her, until her death last October.

Norman and Jeanne are survived by their four children, Michael Boucher and his wife, Elizabeth Patten of Freeport; Susan Lachance and her husband, Dean of Augusta, Carol Jones and her husband, Steve of Harrison, and Paula Henderson and her husband, Chris of Concord, N.H. They leave ten grandchildren, Tyler Boucher of Ottawa, Canada, Miles Boucher of Freeport, Jacob Lachance and Zachary Lachance of Augusta, Hannah Brown of New York City, Sarah Brown of East Wilton, Max Brown of South Paris and Harrison, Jessica Henderson and fiance, Maxwell Matthewson of Corona, Calif., and Katherine Henderson and Jonathan Henderson of Concord, N.H. He will be missed by siblings, Jean Butler, Wilfred Boucher, Katherine Pelletier, Teresa Harris, Richard Boucher, Robert Boucher and Helen Hesseltine, their spouses; many cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.

He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Jeanne; infant daughters, Norma, Nancy and Edith Boucher; and siblings, Donald Boucher and Dorothy Boucher Angotti.

The family wishes to especially thank the dedicated staff at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris for their extraordinary kindness and attention to Norman and his family during his last few months.

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