Norman R. Faucher, 86, died October 4, 2020 at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Biddeford, February 11, 1934, he was the son of Eddy and Jeanne (Pelletier) Faucher.
Norm graduated from the former St. Louis High School in 1951 and from St. Michael’s College in Vermont in 1955, with a Business Administration degree. He was a three sport athlete in high school and was named to the Telegram Baseball All Star Team in 1951. He was selected for the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003 for the record 467 hits he made during his Senior Year on the Telegram League and he continues to hold the record of nine triples in one season; his position was third base and short stop. Norm played for the Benoit’s Contractors in the Portland Twilight League for two years, during this time he was contacted by pro-league scouts and was coached by former Boston Red Sox shortstop, Freddie Parent. He also played at St. Michael’s College for four years.
Norm was a communicant of the Good Shepard Parish in Biddeford and charter member of the former St. Joseph’s Credit Union in 1963. He served as the past-president of the St. Joseph’s Parish Council and Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club. He also participated as a board member for the So. Maine Medical Center for 12 years, he was a corporator for the Biddeford Savings Bank and a lifelong member of the St. Louis Alumni Association.
His hobbies were tennis, baseball, reading, winter skating and playing bridge and cribbage with friends. He also loved to see the Red Sox play in Fenway Park. He and his wife Doris, enjoyed their annual vacation to Barbados for 15 years, two trips to Hawaii and a return visit to France after retirement, meeting old friends they hadn’t seen in years.
Norm served his country in the US Army and was stationed in France until 1957. After his military service, Norm worked for the Beneficial Finance Co. in Portsmouth, NH for three years. In 1960, he joined the Bugbee-Brown Co., a wholesale food distributor in Biddeford as a salesman. He rose through the ranks and eventually became its Vice President and General Manager. He ended his career at the York County Biscuit Co. in 1999 as their specialty food buyer.
Norm married the love of his life, Doris Provencher in 1956. She accompanied him to France during his military duties. Doris passed away in July of 2015, after 58 years of marriage. He is survived by his: sister, Rita Huot of Portland; 2 sons, Marc R. Faucher & his wife Peggy of Vermont, William P. Faucher & his wife Catherine of Falmouth; 2 daughters, Diane R. Beaudoin & her husband Guy of Biddeford, Susan J. Gagne & her husband Russell of Old Orchard Beach; 5 grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kristin, Christopher, Nicholas, Megan; 3 great-grandchildren, Avie, Lincoln and Kieran as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, brother, Dr. Raymond Faucher, and his beautiful wife.
Memorial donations can be made in Norman’s name to the St. James School on Graham Street in Biddeford Mr. Faucher is to be buried alongside Doris at the Saint Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the services for Mr. Faucher will be held in private.
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