Norman J. Proulx,79, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on May 13, 2021. He was the loving husband of Constance (Dussault) Proulx.
Norman was born in Attleboro, MA and was the son of the late Eugene Proulx and Josephine (LaFleure) Proulx.
Norman attended Attleboro High School and then went on to work for many local companies, including Balfour Jewelry and LaFleure Engraving, before being hired by Buddy Holden, owner of Automatic Machine Products, in 1961. He dedicated more than 55 years of service to the Company, before retiring in 2016. During his tenure, he worked his way up from an entry-level position, to running the shop as Plant Manager. He played for the Company softball team for many years and enjoyed his daily lunchtime game of cards with a group of lucky coworkers. He was also active in the Precision Machine Product Association (PMPA). Norman so thoroughly enjoyed his craft and working with his fellow employees, he was often heard saying " I enjoy it so much, I'd do it for free."
Norman was a true family man and enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and other family members and friends. Norman was also known as a "Dad to many whether they were his children or not. He was a foster parent to several children, and a mentor to countless more. He also enjoyed traveling, bingeing on The Cowboy Channel, and was an avid New England sports fan - especially when it came to the Red Sox, attending hundreds of games at Fenway and other ballparks in North America over the years. He passed his love of sports on to his children and rarely missed his children’s or grandchildren’s sporting events. He was also a man that could fix anything," a Jack of all trades", and never missed a change to lend a hand or be a most patient teacher. In his earlier days, he enjoyed playing pool, roller skating, ice skating, and fishing as well.
Norman was a great provider and a selfless gentleman, who always put others first, and never complained regardless of the circumstance. He found gratitude in all things and was always saying how lucky he was. He was also always good for a “one-liner” comment that would put a smile on your face or make you laugh. He will be deeply missed by his family, and all those who were lucky enough to have known him.
In addition to his wife of almost 59 years, he is survived by his children, Paula Proulx-Grace, Ronald Proulx, and his wife Amy, Robert Proulx, and his wife Kristi, and Bonnie Piazza and her husband, Tony. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren Christian Grace, and his wife Caitlin; Bentley Proulx; Bridgette and Brent Proulx; and Matthew and Meredith Piazza. He is also survived by his brother Robert Proulx, and his wife Cathy; his sisters Carol Lima, Christine Badejo, and Eleanor Vassar; his brother-in-law, Robert Dussault and his wife Ann, and his sisters-in-law Claudia Howell and her husband Jeff; and sister-in-law Linda Dussault, as well as many nieces and nephews. Norman was predeceased by his infant son Norman, his sister Irene LaPointe, and her husband Gilbert; his sister Patricia, and her husband Chester; his brother Paul and his brothers-in-laws, David Badejo, Lawrence Vassar, Charles Dussault, and Richard Dussault; as well as his childhood, best friend, David Forget.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 9:00am to 11:30 am in the Foley-Cook Hathaway Funeral Home, 126 So Main St, Attleboro, MA. Words of Remembrance will begin at 11:30 with burial will follow at St, Stephen's Cemetery in Attleboro.
In, lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Attleboro Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 1666, Attleboro, MA 02703 for the Proulx Family Memorial Scholarship Fund, in Memory of Norman Proulx
Mask wearing and social distancing will be required.
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