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PITTSFIELD - Normand Joseph Bouffard, Sr., 72, passed away August 15 at a Bangor hospital with his family by his side. He was born April 14, 1936, in Benton, the son of Joseph and Mary (Plante) Bouffard. He attended Lawrence High School and served three years as a Paratrooper in the U.S. Army, 11th Airborne Infantry Division. He married Lorraine E. McLaggan of Detroit on April 4, 1959.

He was a self-employed business man, who, together with his wife, owned and operated The Furniture Exchange, Bouffard's Wallpaper and Flooring, and for the past 34 years, Security Fence Company, all located in Pittsfield. He was a Charter member of the V.F.W. in Fairfield; past commander of the American Legion of Pittsfield and member for over 45 years; past president of the St. Agnes Parish Council; past Grand Knight, past Faithful Navigator, 4th degree member of the Bernard Poulin Assembly of the Pittsfield Knights of Columbus for over 45 years and also an honorary life member. He was a member of the Pittsfield Kiwanis Club for over 40 years, where he was a past president and past Lieutenant Governor. He received the George F. Hixson Award and is a lifetime member. He, along with his wife, ran the Kiwanis raffle booth every summer during the Kiwanis Karnival. Norm helped form the Pittsfield Driftbusters Snowmobile Club in 1970. He was Trail master for 20 years and was a past member of the St. Albans Sno-Devils Snowmobile Club for nearly 30 years. He received the Maine Snowmobiler of the Year Award for the 1996-1997 season from the Maine Snowmobile Association. He enjoyed riding his six-wheeler, snowmobiling on his "Yamaha", playing cards, watching John Wayne movies and Walker, Texas Ranger, playing jokes on his family and spending time with his family and friends. His favorite activity was playing "Santa" in the Pittsfield area for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lorraine; three daughters, Annette Bouffard and her partner, Michael Madden of Pittsfield, Mary Houston and her husband, Shawn of Pittsfield, and Katherine Kitchin and her husband, Stanley of Detroit; his son, Normand (Bub) Bouffard, Jr., of Pittsfield; his brothers, Paul Bouffard of Las Vegas, NV, Joseph Bouffard and his wife, Edwina of Zephyr Hills, FL, Ernest Bouffard and his wife, Noella of Augusta, and Gerard Bouffard of Broadbrook, CT; four grandchildren, Whitney Houston, Ashley and Trevor Kitchin, and Bryson Bouffard, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; three sisters, Lorette, Annette, and Paulette; two brothers, Paul and Robert, and his special mother-in-law, Erma E. McLaggan.

A receiving of friends was held Tuesday, August 19, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Ave., Pittsfield. A memorial Mass celebrating Norm's life was held Wednesday, August 20, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church, Detroit Ave., Pittsfield. Interment followed at the Detroit Village Cemetery, Route 220, Detroit. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Pittsfield Area Kiwanis, PO Box 254, Pittsfield, ME, 04967, or to the Pine Tree Camp, PO Box 518, Bath, ME, 04530, in Normand's memory. To sign an online guest book and leave a message for the family, please visit Arrangements are entrusted to Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Ave., Pittsfield. Comments

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