Obituary, Norman A. Flamand

Norman A. Flamand, 88
NORTHBRIDGE – Norman A. Flamand, 88, died on Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Northbridge, after a long illness.
He leaves two sisters: Sister Jane Flamand, SASV, of Worcester and Sister Solange Flamand, SASV, of Marlborough; a brother, Joseph L. Flamand and his wife, Lorraine T. (Guilbeault) Flamand, of Northbridge; nine nephews and nieces and several grandnephews and grandnieces. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers: Edward J. Flamand of Northbridge and Charles Flamand of Pensacola, FL.
A son of the late Joseph and Eva (Desmarais) Flamand, Norman was born in Northbridge on November 23, 1924, and was a lifelong resident of the town. He was a graduate of Northbridge High School, Worcester Junior College, and Boston University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, the Naval Air Station, Wildwood, NJ, and aboard the USS FRANKLIN (CV-13) “Big Ben”. While in Philadelphia, he earned a letter of commendation for serving as an interpreter for the Free French Navy ships under repair there.
Norman was an exporter for Whitin Machine Works, Whitinsville, where he worked for 30 years before he retired in 1982. He was a member of Saint Peter’s Catholic Parish, Northbridge, where he sang in the parish choir for many years. He was also a member of Oliver Ashton Post 343, American Legion, Northbridge, where he served as post chaplain for several years. He enjoyed golf and horse racing.
His funeral will be Monday, April 29, from Turgeon Funeral Home, 80 School St., Northbridge, with a Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. in Saint Peter’s Catholic Church, 39 Church Ave. Burial with military honors will follow in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Whitinsville. A visiting hour will take place in the funeral home on Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M.
Norman’s family would like to thank the staffs at Whitney Place and Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center for the expert and loving care they gave him. Donations in his memory may be made to Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, 85 Beaumont Drive, P.O. Box 940, Northbridge, MA 01534.

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from April 25 to April 26, 2013

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