Normand A. Martineau
of Leominster, Army Vet; 83
LEOMINSTER -- Normand A. Martineau, 83, lifelong resident of Leominster, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years and the center of his universe, June M. (Yore) Martineau; a son, David Martineau of Leominster; five daughters, Sharon Feltri and her husband, Paul of Westford, Denise Careau and her husband, Michael of Leominster, Jane Kianfar and her husband, Kian of Framingham, Kathy Oslowski and her husband, Mark of Winchendon, and Gail Beygleman and her husband, Michael of Merrimack, NH; two brothers, Henry Martineau and Paul Martineau, both of Florida; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Normand was born April 11, 1931 in Leominster, son of George and Cecile (Malo) Martineau. He graduated from Leominster High School in 1951 where he was a standout athlete specifically in football, a sport he continued as captain of the Semi-pro Leominster Lions football club. Norm loved playing every sport from baseball to badminton and everything in-between. When it was time to retire, he could still be found walking the links chasing a little white ball with a big graphite stick. Norm enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren competing in some of the same sports he loved so much. One of his favorites, the annual trip to North Conway for mud football weekend. Norm was a consummate homer cheering for the hometown Pats, Bruins, Celts, and Sox which he especially enjoyed watching with his wife June. Normand always put his family first, would do anything for a friend, and lived to make people laugh.
When called upon, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War where he was an anti-aircraft gunner.
Normand worked for years at the former R&M Manufacturing Co. He was a member of St. Cecilia's Church in Leominster.
MARTINEAU -- A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster with a mass at 11 am in St. Cecilia's Church, 180 Mechanic Street, Leominster. Burial with military honors will be in the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon. Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 5-8 pm in the funeral home. www.richardsonfuneralhome.net
Silas F. Richardson & Son Inc
106 West St Leominster, MA 01453
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Apr. 18, 2014