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“Matt and I just found out about Norm's passing. Norm was a wonderful neighbor and always went out of his way to give a helping hand. He will truly...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Katie Crow - Waltham, MA

“Deepest Condolences, so sorry to hear about Norman's passing. Holding you close in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.May God bless...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Claudette Shean - Notre-Dame

“Our deepest sympathy . ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Camille & jeannette Leblanc - MA

“Dear Fernande,We were deeply saddened by the passing of Norman. May care, and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Della Leger - Dieppe, NB

“Deepest condolences from the Surette Family. May the Lord wrap his arms around you all and bring you peace and comfort during this sad time. I will...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Janice Surette - Jupiter, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.Norman was a very special person and friend. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Lorraine Wennerstrand - Carver, MA

“To a great neighbor may you rip. We will miss you. Charlie and Eileen hogan ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Eileen Hogan - Waltham, MA

“Fernande and family , Our deepest condolences for your great loss Thoughts and prayers are with you . His infectious smile will be missed ...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Charles & Louise Bourque - MA

“Our hearts are so sad at the loss of Norman. We had so many good times back in the 80's. Nights playing cards, camping and going to the Thousand...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: rosalie leblanc - Venice, FL

“Fernande & your family Our deepest condolences for your precious loss ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Reg & Pauline & family Poirier

“We were so very sorry to hear of Norman's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and we pray for you and your family. Tom and...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Arthur and Corinne LeBlanc

“joseph and rita leblanc and familywant to offer our condolences to normans family and we will remember NORMAN in our prayers ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Joseph Leblanc - waltham, MA

“My deapest sympathies ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Marie LeBlanc - Memramcook, AL

“Len and I are sending our love and deepest condolences to you and your family . I can't imagine how hard it must be to loose someone so dear as...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Leonard Cormier - Family

“Thinking of you and your family during this time. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Debbie Boucher

“So sorry for your loss Fernande. Norman was such a nice man. We enjoyed seeing him as well as yourself in Maine. Our deepest condolences to you and...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Ray and Sue Cormier

“I am so sorry to hear the news of Norman's passing.He was always cheerful and a great conversationalist. No matter how busy he would be, working...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Callahan - Waltham, MA

“I am so sorry for the loss of your father I have known him since high school he was a good man my prayers and thoughts are with you my sweet friend ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Dolores Boisse - Deland, FL


Waltham – Norman Cormier was a skilled carpenter and craftsman. He always knew to measure twice and cut once. His home in Waltham is an example of his craftsmanship and passion for his work and it's where he died peacefully on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. He was 77.

Norman was born in Memramcook, New Brunswick, Canada on June 19, 1941, the son of the late Clovis and Emma (Melanson) Cormier. He married Fernande M. Cormier on September 2, 1961 in Saint Pierre Church in New Brunswick. They immigrated to the United States in 1959 making Waltham their home. Like so many others who came from their native Canada to the area they brought their strong French culture to Waltham and maintained many old and formed new friendships through the French American Club. Canada remained a part of their lives and trips home to Memramcook to their home afforded him time to ride his four wheelers and enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer. He was also close with cousins and friends who played in a blue grass band and he and Fern would follow them when home in Canada to their festivals and concerts.

Norman worked forty years as a finish carpenter for Delapa Construction in Norwood before retiring in 2016.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Fern M. Cormier; their daughters, Suzanne M. Hamlin of Northborough and Norma M. LeBlanc of Bouctouche, New Brunswick, Canada; his grandchildren, Caroline, Patrick, Aaron and Brandon; his great-grandchildren, Savannah and Jaxon; his cousin with whom he was raised, Roberta Breau of Waltham; his brothers and sister-in-law's, Ulysse Cormier (Rose) of Cocagne, New Brunswick, Canada, Leonard Cormier (Norma) of Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada and Jeannine Hebert (Late Charles) of Ontario, Canada and also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.

He was also the brother of the late baby Norman Cormier.

Family and friends will honor and remember Norman's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, September 21st from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning when his funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Inurnment will follow at the Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Waltham.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.