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Deacon Robert G.L. Normandin

November 15, 2020

Obituary

Deacon Robert G. L. Normandin, 74, a resident of Somerset for most of his life, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 in the Country Gardens Nursing Center, Swansea, after an extended illness. He was the husband for 55 years of Paulette (Jean) Normandin.

 

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Joseph Leo Normandin and the late Edna (Barcelou) Normandin, he was a gifted musician and singer who made his living at first in The Premiers and later The Reflections. He later became an electronics engineer, retiring from music to spend more time with his family. Bob and his wife taught catechism together in St. Louis de France Church and he eventually became ordained as a deacon in June of 1987. He is remembered for his witty sense of humor and his “Deac Bob jokes”. He was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed taking his children and grandchildren to Fenway Park.

 

Bob was a gift to all who knew him and blessed many lives with his genuine love and caring. He was always ready to lend a helping hand and was always available to anyone who needed him. He also made his family a close and loving clan, with many beautiful memories. He deeply enjoyed his role as a deacon and caring for the people he served. He was an amazing man and will be greatly missed.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Jason Normandin and his wife Mandy of Shrewsbury, MA; two daughters, Tracy Hamner and her husband Kevin and Melody Lavoie Costa and her husband Jeff all of Somerset; eight grandchildren, Matthew Lavoie, Hannah Lavoie, Meaghan Costa, Emily Hamner, Madison Hamner, Hailey Kennett, Zachary Normandin, and Alexandria Normandin; and two great grandchildren, Jackson Kennett and Monroe Kennett.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 9am in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 530 Gardners Neck Road, Swansea, MA. Burial will be private. Visitors will be received in the church on Friday evening from 5-8 pm. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Mask and social distancing requirements are in place for each gathering. For facility directions or to leave an online condolence go to www.hathawayfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewey Body Dementia Association at www.lbda.org.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 20, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Francis of Assisi Church
530 Gardner's Neck Road
Swansea, MA 02777

Funeral Mass
Saturday
November 21, 2020

9:00 AM
St. Francis of Assisi Church
530 Gardner's Neck Road
Swansea, MA 02777

Donations

Lewey Body Dementia Association
Web: http://www.lbda.org

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