Norman J. Cormier, 88, Former Haverhill Gazette Linotype Operator

cormierNorman J. Cormier, 88, of Tampa, Fla., and a former longtime resident of Haverhill, died Oct. 13, surrounded by his  family following a long illness.

He was born in Notre Dame, New Brunswick, Canada, May 20, 1927, and was the son of the late Albert and Caroline (Landry) Cormier. Cormier was employed as a linotype operator at Worcester Telegram, Boston Globe and Haverhill Gazette for 34 years, from where he retired. An avid Red Sox fan, Cormier enjoyed reading the newspaper and was known to digest two to three papers a day. He was a member of All Saints Parish where he served as a long time collector. He was also a member of the Elks Club in Haverhill.

He is survived by his wife, Jeannette (LeBlanc) Cormier; three children, Ronald Cormier and his wife Dianne of Plaistow, N.H., William Cormier and his wife Robin of Audubon, Penn., and Lisa (Cormier) O'Brien and her husband Daniel of Tampa, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Darrell Cormier, Todd Cormier of San Diego, Calif., Laura (Cormier) Hanson of Bradford, Bridgette Cormier of New York City, Colleen Cormier of Collegeville, Penn., Christine Martuscello of Skippack, Penn., Brandon and Connor Cormier of Tampa, Fla.; four great grandchildren, Reese Cormier, Avery Cormier of San Diego, Calif., Kyla Hanson and Harper Hanson of Bradford. He is also survived by a brother, Laurie Cormier of Waltham, and a sister, Jean Brideau of Leominster,.

Relatives and friends may call Sunday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill. His funeral begins Monday at 9 a.m. from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in All Saints Church, 120 Bellevue Ave., Haverhill. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to All Saints Parish or the Alzheimer's Association, or the St. Vincent De Paul Society of All Saints Church.