1932 – 2014

AUBURN — Normand I. Caron, 82, a resident of Caron Lane in Auburn, died peacefully Monday morning, July 14, at the Hospice House, with his loving family by his side following a brief illness.

He was born in Auburn on Jan. 7, 1932, a son of Alphonse and Albertine (Dufour) Caron. Normand was a 1949 graduate of St. Dominic High School and joined the Army National Guard, serving in the military during the Cold War. Following his service to his country, Norm was employed as a safety officer at Philips Elmet for 50 years, until his retirement.

He also was an active ski patroller in his younger years at Lost Valley in Auburn. In later years, he served as a parking control officer at Lost Valley. He also enjoyed saltwater fishing.

He loved his family and loved singing French songs. In younger years, he was a noted boy soprano who soloed many times at church during Christmas and Easter services.

Survivors include his wife, the former Lorraine Verville, whom he married in 1956, of Auburn; two sons, Greg Caron and wife, Mary, of Bath and David Caron of Hampstead, N.H.; two daughters, Michelle Caron of Fort Townsend, Wash., and Celeste Glover and husband, Richard, of Portland; two sisters, Jeannine Robitaille and husband, Roger, of Lewiston and Sonia Robitaille of Brunswick; five grandchildren, Michelle Love, Nicole Grover, Matt Caron, Joshua Caron and Melissa Lassus; and three great-grandsons. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one brother, Robert, who died in 1991.

The Caron family would like to thank Central Maine Medical Center, d’Youville Pavilion, the Dempsey Center, Clover Manor and the Androscoggin Hospice House for all their care during our father’s courageous battle with cancer.

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

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