Normand W. Gagne


Birth Date: Jan. 14, 1936

Death Date: Aug. 29, 2012

Normand W. Gagne, 76 of McCaysville, GA died Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge, GA after a long illness. He was born in Biddeford, ME on January 14, 1936 a son of Roland and Yvette Picard Gagne and was educated in Biddeford schools.

Mr. Gagne served with the US Marine Corp during the Korean War.

He married Patricia G. Rawlings in Saco, ME.

He worked 7 years with Mariners Combing Co. in Lawrence, MA, 4 years for Southeast Welding Co. in Melbourne, FL and 27 years with the City of Melbourne, FL. He last worked for the City of Blue Ridge, GA retiring in 2001.

Normand was active in union organizing for Labors International in Melbourne, FL. He was a member of Gold Wing Riders Association and the Christian Mortorcycle Association in GA. He was a member of the Maine Coastal Cruisers Association of Biddeford, ME and a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed classic cars, riding his motorcycle and old movies.

Surviving are:

his wife of McCaysville, GA

1 son: Robert R. Gagne of Florida
3 daughters: Katherine Hopkins of New York
Kim Willoughby of Ocala, FL
Tammy Allen of Clearwater, FL

1 step-son: Kenneth Rawlings of Whitinsville, MA
1 step-daughter: Debbie Day of So. Berwick, ME

6 brothers: Leo Gane of Sanford, ME
Guy Gagne of Biddeford, ME
Patrick Gagne of Arundel, ME
Donald Gagne of Wells, ME
Roger Gagne of Biddeford
Dennis Gagne of Rhode Island
4 sisters: Monique Sylvestre of Biddeford, ME
Priscille Roy of Sanford, ME
Connie Frechette of Biddeford, ME
Linda Gosselin of Arundel, ME

Many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews

Visiting hours will be 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at Hope Memorial Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Biddeford. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. Memorial donations in Normandís name may be made to St. Judeís Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Judeís Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.

 

Condolences

Tammy Allen
Two years ago today, you left our lives. Every day since, I have struggled with not being able to pick up the phone and call you or seeing you laugh so hard sharing one of your stories you couldn't even speak. You are in our hearts Dad and not a day goes by where I don't think of you. I miss you and thank you for the positive impact you had in my life.

We love you!

Tammy, Steve and Margaux

Tammy Gagne Allen
8/29/13

It's been a year since you've been gone Dad and I won't forget.

I miss you when I close my eyes, I miss you in the sunny skies.
I miss you in the quiet times, I find I miss you all the time.
I love you Dad and miss so, I find I cannot let you go.
You're in my heart, You're in my mind,
I know your with me all the time.
Watch me, guide me, make me strong, So may grow and still go on.
Love sent from earth, from you daughter, Love to sent to heaven for my AWESOME father.


David and Felice Wilson
Pat you may not remember us but we were Goldwing Chapter Members from Hiawassee, Ga. We were very saddened by Normand's death and know what a fight he put up. Our love and prayers go with you at this time.

Robert Nantel
Dear Pat, Kim, Tammy and family,
Please accept our condolences and deepest sympathy during these trying times. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family, and Normand will always be in our hearts. Let it be known that it was a pleasure knowing Normand. He was a generous, thoughtful, and fun loving person who loved to ride his motorcycle. RIP Normand.
Jackie, Bob & Tracy

Kim Gagne' Willoughby
Your battle is now over, no more tears flowing down your cheek,
no more pain, no more suffering, now you are no longer weak.
I still do not understand why this had to happen to you,
but I am proud to say you are my dad, the greatest man I ever knew.
You were always there for me and never once made me cry,
until the day you closed your eyes and had to say goodbye.
Now you are my Angel, so spread your wings out wide,
please wrap them around me whenever you see me cry.
Our time together was memorable and God took you way too fast,
But the most precious thing to me was you being there for my first breath,
and me being there for your last.

Mike & Pat
Our love and prayers are with you Aunt Pat and all of your family. We will miss the summer visits but he will always be with us.

Monique Sylvestre
RIP Normand, treasured the life & moments & memories we shared, I will miss you & the weekly phone conversations we shared lover the years, my thoughts & prayers are with you, I will visit you often till we meet again, all my love your sister Monique.

Karen Sylvestre/Butts
RIP Uncle Normand, always in our thoughts, hearts & prayers, you will be greatly missed by all who know you & love you. Your suffering is over & we know your in a better place. Till we meet again. Thank you for the rosary, I will cherish it always.

Tammy Gagne Allen
Dad,

You and Mom made me who I am. Independent, strong, confident, able to stand on my own, compassionate for those in need, and the ability to laugh even in sadness. You and Mom, through 50 years of marriage, taught me what true love really is. I am thankful you were there for my wedding, the birth of my children, their baptism and their Sacraments.
You gave me the greatest gift of all...our Faith as Catholics. You took me to Mass every week, sent me to Catholic School and lived our faith. You were the best Godfather for Jacob and took your role very seriously.

I do not grieve for you for I know you are in a better place with Meme, grandpere and Junior. I will miss you dearly every day for the rest of my life. You left this world with a part of me. am thankful I could be with you, Mom, Aunt Jeanette and Uncle Donald your last day with us. You made a difference in many lives, never met a stranger and were loved by all who met you.

I will remember all the times we shared as father and daughter. You will forever be in my heart. Not a day will not go by without my thoughts of how blessed I was to have called you father.

I love you,

"half-pint"

 

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