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Ernest R. Norman


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Ernest R. Norman Obituary
Westminster - Ernest R. Norman, 87, of Route 5 died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Thompson House. Ernie was born in Flushing, NY on November 11, 1929 the son of Raymond and Dora (Laroche) Norman. He served in the Army where he participated in the Berlin Air Lift, 14th Constabulary, 3rd Battalion in Coburg, Germany. He worked as a truck driver for Dairy Transport, St. Johnsbury Trucking, and retired from Holmes Transportation. After retiring, he also drove school bus for the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union. Ernie was a member of the Westminster Fire Department since 1965, was a chairman for the Civil Defense, and served the Town of Westminster as a selectman and lister. Ernie was a chairman for the first green-up day in Westminster and served as Deacon of the First Congregational Church. Ernie had a lifelong dedication to his family, the Town of Westminster, and anyone that needed a helping hand.

On October 30, 1948 he married Phyllis Bruyn who predeceased him. He is survived by his daughter Wanda West & husband Scott of Westminster; his sons Forrest Abild & wife Peggy of Easthampton, MA and Arthur Abild & wife Carol of Springfield, VT; his brother Raymond Norman of New York; his sisters Barbara Harrison of Westfield, MA and Doris Bermani of Manchester, NH; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his son Wayne Norman and brothers Richard and Arthur.

There will be calling hours 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 8th at Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls, VT. There will be a graveside funeral service 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 9th in the Westminster Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Westminster Fire Department, c/o Pete Harrison, P0 Box 111, Westminster, VT 05158.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Dec. 6, 2016
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