Oakville – Mr. Raymond C. Normandin, 84, formerly of Waterbury, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Avery Heights in Hartford after a brief illness. He was the husband of Lorraine (Chouinard) Normandin.
Raymond and Lorraine celebrated 60 years of marriage on October 4, 2018.
Raymond was born December 31, 1933 in Waterbury, son of the late Wilson Normandin and the late Phoebe (Bellemare) Normandin Trahan. Raised in Waterbury, he was a graduate of St. Anne’s Grammar School and attended Leavenworth High School. Raymond served honorably in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, stationed in the Philippines. He had been employed at Waterbury Rolling Mills for over thirty years, working in quality control.
Ray was a loving husband, father and grandfather who cherished his 9 grandchildren. His love of family was unmatched, with the exception of the love of his bride of 60 years, Lorraine.
Ray loved singing around the piano and dancing the night away with his “Hon”, the light of his life; Sunday drives along Route 7 was another of Ray’s simple pleasures. Faith, Family and Lorraine brought him the most joy.
In addition to his wife of 60 years, Raymond is survived by, his children, Lynn Gilland and husband Patrick of Middlebury, CT, Donna Marino and husband Joseph of Waterbury, CT, Glenn Normandin and Cindy Goergen of Watertown, CT, Gary Normandin and wife Suzanne of Stratford, CT; his grandchildren, Christopher, Jennifer, Alisa, Carolyn, Jason, Ryan, Laura, Brandon, Ken, Matthew, Maggie, Zachary, Rachael, Connor, Becky. And special friends Cindy and Alan Hong. Ray is also survived by his brother Maurice and his late wife Yvette His late brother Roland (Smokey) and his wife Madeleine and his late Sister Jean McCullough and her the late husband Edward. Step sister’s the late Simone Bordon, the late Theresa Cambra and the late Sister Florence Trahan.
The family would like to thank the caregivers and staffs of Avery Heights and the Waterbury Hospital for the loving care given to Raymond.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, October 18, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Woodtick Memorial 420 Woodtick Rd. in Wolcott. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday at St. Teresa of Avila Church 146 Main Street South in Woodbury. Friends are asked to meet at church. Burial with full military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Waterbury.
Memorial contributions may be made in Raymond’s name to Avery Heights 705 New Britain Ave. Hartford, Ct 06106.