Obituary Of Norman Joseph Trahan: A Life Remembered2024

Obituary: Norman Joseph Trahan, a Distinguished Veteran and Sports Enthusiast

Obituary: Norman Joseph Trahan, a Distinguished Veteran and Sports Enthusiast

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Norman Joseph Trahan, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Norman passed away peacefully on May 10, 2024, at Woodlands Senior Living of Waterville, surrounded by his loving family.

Early Life and Military Service

Norman Joseph Trahan was born in Waterville, Maine, on August 1, 1930, to Alfred and Emerencienne (Dupuis) Trahan. After graduating from Waterville High School, he embarked on a distinguished military career.

Norman served in the Army during two separate tours of duty. From 1946 to 1949, he held the rank of Private First Class. He later reenlisted in 1953, serving as a Corporal until his departure in 1956.

Professional and Sporting Pursuits

Upon returning to civilian life, Norman embarked on a successful career as a sales manager in the automobile industry. His passion for sports led him to become an avid golfer and pool player. He was a member of Waterville Country Club and held the illustrious title of Dix Pool Champion.

Family and Friends

Norman was a devoted husband to his late wife, Betty (Cox). Together, they raised a family and shared countless happy memories. He was a loving father to his stepson, Steven Mansfield, and stepdaughter, Marcia Mansfield. Norman cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Legacy of Service and Sportsmanship

Norman Joseph Trahan will be remembered as a dedicated veteran, skilled sportsman, and loving family man. His unwavering spirit and passion for life left an enduring mark on all who knew him.

Norman’s family will hold a private graveside service at the Village Cemetery in North Vassalboro at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Norman’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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