Normand Conrad Francoeur
It is with a heavy heart that we had to say goodbye to a great man as he goes home to the Lord. Normand Conrad Francoeur, 89 passed away peacefully at home on November 21, 2021, in Raymond, NH, after a period of declining health. Born in Nashua, NH on September 7, 1932, the son of the late Louis and Alice (Berube) Francoeur. Normand was a loving and devoted husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was incredibly grateful that he shared his life with two incredibly special women and the two blended families during his 89 years.
He married Laverne Joyce (Cook) Francoeur on July 17, 1954, they had a fabulous marriage for 43 years and they were blessed with seven beautiful children. He was also fortunate to then marry his high school sweetheart Barbara (Trudel-Waterhouse) Francoeur on May 14, 1999, and they were happily married for 22 years.
Normand attended public school through grade 10 and enlisted in the Navy on January 21, 1952, serving as a US Navy Corpsman on the USS Roanoke during the Korean War. Normand met his wife, Joyce (Cook) Francoeur at Camp Lejeune NC. Normand was honorably discharged from the service in 1960. As you all might remember, there were many stories and memories that were shared with his family, friends, and relatives over the years of his time in the service.
Normand started dedicating his time to coaching of youth sports early in his life prior to enlisting into the service. He coached youth football in Nashua for many years as well as establishing a youth football program known as the Nashua Bucks in the early seventies. He loved bowling in his younger years as well as in his later years. He was an avid sports fan and loved watching the Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics. He was also an avid card player and was very active in the Raymond senior center.
Normand retired as a master machinist in 1994 from Ingersol-Rand. He loved traveling when he could, especially to the Midwest to visit his brother and his family in Illinois. He liked going on cruises and taking in a casino when the opportunity arose. Normand grew up and raised his family in Nashua, NH up to 1999 when he moved to Raymond, NH, following his second marriage.
Normand is predeceased by his first wife, Joyce Francoeur; son Ronald Scott Francoeur; brother Victor Francoeur and his wife Patricia Francoeur; daughter-in-law Fay (Pitts) Francoeur, and son-in-law Daniel Moreau.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Waterhouse) Francoeur; his four sons, Michael Francoeur and his partner Linda Hudon, Bill Francoeur and his wife Shelley Francoeur, Allan Francoeur, John Francoeur; two daughters, Norma (Francoeur) Moreau, Cassandra Purcell and her husband Scott Purcell; his Stepchildren Maura and her husband Craig Mele, Kirk and his wife Amy Waterhouse; grandchildren Jason Francoeur, Craig and his wife Tricia Francoeur, Shyla Francoeur, Nathan and his wife Rebecca Moreau, Stephanie and her husband Jonathan Brodsky, Ronald Moreau, Cory and his wife Amee Francoeur, Jamie-Lee and her husband Dale Paquette, Colby Francoeur, Mackenzie Francoeur, Amandra (Purcell) Payette and her wife Stephanie, Deanna (Purcell-Bedard) and her wife Sage, Sandi Purcell, Marissa and her husband Brandon Olivier, Gage Mele, Conner and his wife Tabitha Mele, Fallyn Mele, Emily Waterhouse, as well as 19 great-grandchildren. He had many nieces, nephews, and cousins whom he loved dearly.
SERVICES: A visitation will be held Monday, November 29, 2021 from 5-8 pm at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH. A funeral mass will be held at St. Christopher’s Parish, 62 Manchester St, Nashua, NH, Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 11 am. A procession and burial to follow at Old St. Louis Cemetery, 475 W. Hollis St., Nashua, NH at 12 pm. Friends and family are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Home Health and Hospice, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054, or to the VNA Association, VNA Care, Fund Development Office, 199 Rosewood Drive, Suite 180, Danvers, MA, 01923. An online guest-book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com. (603)883-3401 “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”