Norman A. Trottier (1942 - 2018)

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HILLSBORO – Norman A. Trottier, 76, of Hillsboro, left this life to be home with the Lord on June 7, 2018,  after a period of failing health.

 Born in Henniker, on Jan. 1, 1942, he was the son of Alfred and Louise (Pinker) Trottier.  He lived in both Hillsboro and Antrim.  He lost his mother when he was 8.  He and his dad had an inseparable bond until his dad's passing in 2002.

Norman was blessed with the gift of faith from childhood and strove to live his life in compliance with the Gospel.  He was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary's Parish in Hillsboro, and served the church in many capacities.  He considered every day a good day and worthy of thanksgiving.

He attended area schools and graduated valedictorian of Hillsboro High class of 1960.  After a year at the Wood's Woolen Co. he attended UNH and graduated class of 1965 with a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Mathematics.

Norman then spent 31 years teaching high school math in the Conval School District.  His legacy is designing an individualized math program for his students.  His classroom accommodated 7 periods a day of students who might be taking one of five different levels of math in the same classroom.  He taught with humor, compassion and subtle distraction to make learning fun.  His dedication and devotion to his students are well-known throughout the generations he has served.

Norm retired in 1996.  Norm's retirement goals we  re to live a life of contemplation more intensely, take care of his father and become a Eucharistic minister.  He achieved all of this and more.  He was a spiritual counselor, volunteered with project lift and was a prayer warrior.  

His hobbies included hiking, biking, walking, snowshoeing.  His land on Bear Hill was his "heaven on earth".  He was an avid sports fan.  He enjoyed all of the New England teams, but especially the Red Sox. He lived a life of simplicity and could often be found out in nature.

Family members include cousins, Suzanne Allen, of Nashua, Don and Mildred Aldrich of Hudson, Allen and Sandra Aldrich of Cranford, N.J., Ed and Sandra Trottier of Bradenton, Fla. and Theresa Zeludance of Bedford.  He is also survived by second cousins and many adoring friends.  Norman will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

'Say not in grief 'he is no more'  but live in thankfullness that he was'

Calling hours will be held Monday June 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service Hillsboro.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, June 12, at 10.30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church in Hillsboro.

Burial will follow in St. Mary' Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Memorial donations can be made to N.H. Catholic Charities, 215 Myrtle St Manchester, N.H. 03104.

For more information, log on to holtwoodburyfh.com.
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Published in The Concord Monitor on June 9, 2018