Norman Estes

Norman J. Estes

1934 - 2013Union President

NORTH ADAMS Norman Joseph Estes 78, of 304 East Main St., North Adams, died Saturday, February 16, 2013, at his home.

He was born in North Adams on April 24, 1934, son of the late Melvin Estes and Mary Rose (St. Cyr) Estes. He graduated from Drury High School. Norman was a decorated veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the Navy as a radio operator on the U.S.S. Wisconsin. He was employed for over 30 years at Carol Cable in Williamstown where he served as President of the union. He was a former communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church and a member of the both the North Adams American Legion and VFW. He was an avid Boston Celtic fan and loved to travel.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra (Ciolkowski) Estes, whom he married June 11, 1966; two daughters, Dawn Estes-Daub and her husband Timothy of Southfield and Christine Leavens and her husband Thomas of the State of Florida; one son, Michael Harris and his wife Melissa of North Adams; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Carol Poirier of Canton, CT.

He was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Graveside services will take place in the spring in the family plot in Southview Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorial Donations are suggested for the American or the Berkshire Humane Society through the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. To send a card, flowers, gifts or a message, visit


This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.

Funeral Home

Flynn & Dagnoli (West Chapel) - North Adams
521 West Main St  North Adams, MA 01247

Published online on Feb. 18, 2013 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.