Norman L. Turcotte, age 92, of North Fort Myers, Florida passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013 with family members by his side. He was born on May 27, 1921 in Belmont, New Hampshire to the late Alcide G. and Rose L. (Gagnon) Turcotte.
Norman was raised in Belmont, N.H. and graduated from Belmont High School in 1939. He attended the University of New Hampshire where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1942 and a Master’s Degree in Education in 1950. Norman served in World War II as a Staff Sergeant in the Army and was honorably discharged in 1945. He met and married the late Elizabeth Ruth (Horne) in 1945, while serving in England. Together, they raised four children while owning and administrating nursing homes in the New England area. They owned the Mattapoisett Nursing Home, previously located on North Street in Mattapoisett. Norman enjoyed studying and investing in the stock market and reading. He was a businessman, capitalist, entrepreneur, and had an indomitable spirit.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, his spouse, and his sister, Claire Booth. He is survived by four children, Peter Turcotte (Doris) of Heywood, California; Linda Turcotte-Shamski (Edward) of Punta Gorda, Florida; Ellen Mitchell (John) of Valdosta, Georgia; and John Turcotte (Alison) of Goffstown, New Hampshire; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
The family will honor his request for cremation. Norman’s remains will be kept with those of Elizabeth at the Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, New Hampshire. A memorial service will be held at a later date.