FALMOUTH — Norman A. LaVerriere passed away peacefully Nov. 13, surrounded by family at the Gosnell House hospice facility in Scarborough.
LaVerriere was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Biddeford to Arthur and Marguerite LaVerriere. He attended Saint Louis High School, where he graduated in 1953. LaVerriere served in the Army from 1955-57.
After returning from the service, he met his first wife, Elizabeth “Dolly” Rumo, whom he married Sept. 3, 1960. They eventually settled at 138 Middle Road in Falmouth, where they raised two children, Donna and Joseph. After his wife passed away in 1992, LaVerriere married Jean Corey on Sept. 10, 1994.
LaVerriere worked as a machinist for Reece Corporation in Gorham until he retired in 1992. He enjoyed being busy; work was truly his passion. Some of his favorite past times included swimming, woodworking, golfing and lending a helping hand to his many friends and neighbors. LaVerriere was a kind man of few words, and always the consummate gentleman. He was a devoted husband, the best father and proud Papa. He will be deeply missed by his friends and family.
Besides his first wife, LaVerriere was predeceased by his sisters, Prescille LaVerriere and Jacqueline Remillard of Biddeford.
LaVerriere is survived by his wife, Jean; his sister, Marguerite Paquette, of Biddeford; two brothers, Beniot, of Hartford, Connecticut and Philip, of Biddeford; a daughter, Donna Libby, of Falmouth; a son, Joseph Laverriere, of Portland; three grandchildren, Joseph Laverriere, Brian Laverriere and Ryan Sweetser; three stepchildren, Lauren Corey, of Portland, Stephen Corey, of Gig Harbor, Washington and David Corey, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and six step-grandchildren Owen, John, Josephine, Sam, Isaac, and Henry.
The LaVerriere family would like to express their sincere and heartfelt thanks to the staff at Gosnell House.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Church in Portland Thursday, Nov. 19. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org/maine.