1920-2013

LEWISTON — Norman P. Gamache, 92, of Lisbon Falls, passed away on Sunday, July 14, at Russell Park Manor with his family at his side.

He was born Oct. 29, 1920, in Lisbon Center, a son of the late Edmond and Eva (Belanger) Gamache. He attended local schools, graduating from Lisbon High School in the class of 1937.

On June 21, 1941, he married the love of his life, Gertrude Elcik, at S.S. Cyril and Methodius Church. Together, they worked and raised their young family in Lisbon Falls. Gertrude passed away in 2002.

Norman worked most of his life at Pejepscot Paper Company as a foreman in the paper-making division, before retiring in September 1982, after 42 years. He was a member of Holy Family Church, and then of Holy Trinity, after the three Catholic churches consolidated. He was an usher and collector at church for many years. He loved hunting and fishing, but most all, he enjoyed the time spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Norman is survived by his two children, his son, John “Jack” Gamache and wife, Beth, of Lisbon Falls, and his daughter, Nancy Kashmer and husband, Larry, of Eliot; grandchildren, Nancy Jo and husband, Joe Haarmann, Larry and wife, Tricia Kashmer, Jonathan and wife, Misty Kashmer, Becky and husband, Bryan Davis, Derek and wife, Ami Gamache, and Loni Beth Knoedler and husband, Larry; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Matthew Kashmer, Johnna and Jenna Kashmer, Jonathan and Jordan Gamache, and Trevor Knoedler and his sister, Rita Leblond, and her husband, Paul; and sister-in-law, Madelyn Gamache.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude; his brothers, Leo and Raymond Gamache; and his sister, Anna Elcik.

The family would like to thank the staff at Russell Park Manor for the excellent care they gave their dad over the past five weeks. A special thanks to the Marshwood staff for the excellent care they provided dad over the past two years. We appreciate the care and companionship given to dad in the last year by Peg and Doris of Friends Alternative Care. We are grateful for the professional services provided by Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, and thank everyone involved in his care.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Gamache family by visiting their guestbook at www.crosmanfuneral.com.

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