Norman A. Verville

Life Story

Norman A. Verville, 87, of 42 Damy Drive, Auburn, and a former longtime resident of Western Avenue in Auburn, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Services in Auburn. Born in Lewiston on May 14, 1927, he was the son of Henri and Alma Carbonneau Verville. Educated in local schools, he was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of ’44. A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy. He returned to Lewiston after his Honorable Discharge, and on June 5, 1948, he married the former Lina Beaulieu. Norm worked as a bookkeeper for several years at Palmer Construction Co., and eventually became a partner. He also owned and operated Home Supplies, Inc., an aluminum siding company. After his retirement, he continued to work for several years as a real estate agent alongside his wife. A member of Sacred Heart Church, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, he was a former member of the Parish Council, and for many years taught CCD. In his younger years, Norm was an avid scuba diver, both as recreation and assisting area law enforcement with recovery operations. He had a lifelong love of the ocean, and brought his family to Small Point or Old Orchard every Sunday in the summer. Norm also loved spending time at their camp on Brassua Lake, and he loved going for long drives, putting in countless miles with his wife Lina by his side in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. An avid golfer, he was a longtime member of Fairlawn Country Club. Norm also loved to skate, and when he lived on Western Avenue he was instrumental in organizing and raising funds to install the boards around the old Sacred Heart skating rink. Survivors include his loving wife, Lina of Auburn; a son, Thomas of Milton Mills, NH; three daughters, Ann and husband Bruce Hobart of Mechanic Falls, Susan Newman of Bethesda, MD, and Mary and husband Paul Woodfin of Bar Harbor; six grandchildren, Jesse Hobart, April Jubett, Colby Hobart, Adam Woodfin, Paige Woodfin, and Ryland Newman; and five great-grandchildren, Maggie, Molly, Luke, and Lucy Hobart, and Jane Jubett. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Maurice Parent, brother-in-law Claude Beaulieu, sister-in-law Lizette Kirby, and a granddaughter, Sophia Newman. Norm’s family wishes to thank the staff at St. Mary’s Medical Center, St. Marguerite d’Youville Rehabilitation Center, and the Hospice House for the outstanding care they provided.


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