Norbert Tanguay

Norbert T. Tanguay

1927-2013 ADAMS Norbert T. Tanguay, 85, of 4 Hathaway St., died Sunday evening, February 24, 2013 at the Sweet Brook Care Center in Williamstown.

Born in Adams on July 27, 1927, son of the late Alfred and Lilly Ryan Tanguay he attended Adams schools. Norbert was a self employed carpenter and contractor most of his life, and was known for his garage door business and cabinet making. He was a World War II U. S. Air Force veteran serving in Germany. Norbert was a member of the First Congregational Church in Adams where he served as Deacon, and was very active in the church.

He was also a longtime member of the Adams Lodge of Elks, and was an avid card player. His wife, the former Hildegard Kocher, whom he married on November 16, 1949, died January 24, 2013.

He is survived by two daughters, Brigitte Mendel, Carol LaFleur and her husband Michael, all of Adams, four grandchildren, Kevin and Scott Mendel. Melissa Sudan, Laura LaFleur, five great grandchildren, Anil and Anjali Sudan, Jakob Mendel, Julia and Diana Mendel, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Bernard, Homer, Joseph and Ernest Tanguay, and three sisters, Lillian Schwarzer, Dora Mason, Roma Hardy.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Services for Norbert T. Tanguay will take place Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6PM from the TROTTIER PRINGLE FUNERAL HOME, 6 Summer St., Adams, with the Rev. Michael Mullani, Pastor of the First Congregational Church in Adams, officiating, burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family, calling hours at the funeral home will be Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Sweet Brook Care Center Activities Fund in care of the funeral home.

This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.

Funeral Home

Trottier-Pringle Funeral Home
6 Summer St.  Adams, MA 01220
(413) 743-0640

Published online on Feb. 27, 2013 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.