Norman R. Millett

NORWAY – Norman R. Millett passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. “Tin Can”, “OK Norman” was born in Rumford on June 2, 1939, son of Roy O. and Hazel (Robinson) Millett. He was raised in Greenwood, attended Greenwood City School, and graduated from West Paris High School, class of 1957.

On Oct. 15, 1960, he married Jean Coffin of West Paris. They resided in Greenwood where they raised their four children. Norman enjoyed camping, traveling, attending and local fairs, doing puzzels, talking about trucks, and storytelling, kayaking, and summers “upta camp” at Round Pond, Greenwood, snowmobiling, yearly trip to the Allagash, going Jeeping in his 1951 Willys.

After obtaining his driver’s license, he was employed many years by the Town of Greenwood. When he started, he was going to school during the day and plowing snow at night. He served many years as Road Commissioner after his father’s retirement, seasonally for MDOT on the “tar crew”, and for many years operated his own sand and gravel business before turning to the logging industry. His love of Ford trucks earned him the CB “handle” of the “Tin Can”. He also served the Town of Greenwood as a selectman for 15 years, served on the planning board and later served on the appeals board. In 2021 he received the Spirit of America award for Oxford County.

For several years, he had his own “stock car”, racing at Oxford Plains Speedway, then joined the Southern Maine Pullers for the thrill of pulling trucks. He built his own pull truck- the “War Baby” and was known to be a collector of old trucks and truck parts. If it had rust on it, he loved it! During his high school years he was a member of the “West Paris Road Cats”.

Norman is survived by his wife, Jeanne of 62 years; and their four children, Maureen Heath and Albert of Waterford, Sherry Millett and her companion Bill Murch of Waterford, Brenda LaCroix of Greenwood, and son Stephen of Greenwood and Florida; grandchildren Amanda Pomerleau and husband “Butch” of Poinciana, Fla., Jeremy Heath of Waterford, Jason Thayer and wife Alyssa of South Paris, Roger “Joshua” LaCroix and wife Courtney of Greenwod, Megan LaCroix of Greenwood, and Jordan Millett of New Hampshire; great grandchildren Cara, Eric, and Ashley Pomerleau, Harlowe Smith and Ashlin Heath, and Emma and Kinsley Thayer; sister Alta Pierce of West Paris.

He was predeceased by his parents; beloved grandson Austin Millett; son-in-law Roger LaCroix; dearly loved aunt and uncle “Lena” and Dwight Oldham of West Peru; and many friends.

Norman requests no funeral services. A memorial gathering will be held in the spring. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

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