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Norman Lincoln Hecht

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MANCHESTER -- Norman Lincoln Hecht, 74, a longtime resident of Manchester Center, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.

Mr. Hecht was born in Richmond Hill, N.Y., on Feb. 12, 1931, to the late John Christopher Hecht and Margaret (Aff) Hecht. He graduated from Richmond Hill High School in Queens, N.Y., received his bachelor’s of science degree in psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, N.J., and did graduate work at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Mr. Hecht was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as a member of the flight crew during the Korean Conflict.

He married the former Lois Joy Haenlein on June 27, 1964, in Baldwin, N.Y.

Mr. Hecht and his wife moved to Manchester Center in 1970, where he spent more than a decade on the Manchester Rescue Squad and was a certified CPR and emergency medical technician instructor and was also employed as a nurse in Rutland and Bennington. He was a resident of the Vermont Veterans Home since January 2003.

Mr. Hecht was an avid learner and a voracious reader with a wide variety of interests. He studied jewelry making and pewter crafting, loved to dance and was an avid gun collector. He and his wife raised German shepherd dogs after moving to Vermont. He loved to laugh and share a good joke and was a man of great personal strength and persistence.

In addition to his wife, he will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his four nieces, Margaret Zahariadis of Meriden, Conn., Bettyann Marotti of Meriden, Joy Haenlein-Loewe of Old Greenwich, Conn., and Kim Holbert of Beverly Hills, Mich. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Romanini of Meriden.

At the family’s request, there will be no memorial service. Interment will be in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center at a time to be determined by the family. The family asks that contributions in Mr. Hecht’s memory be made to the K-9 Unit of the Police Academy in Pittsford, c/o Brewster Funeral Service, P.O. Box 885, Manchester VT 05255. To send e-mail condolences, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Brewster Funeral Service, 34 Park Place, Manchester Center.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 17, 2005
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