Norman J. Marcotte, 87, our father, Pepere, died at his home of 59 years on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, lovingly cared for by his family.
Norman was the fourth born child to Edmond and Laura (Bedard) Marcotte in Charlotte, on July 2, 1931.
Norman was a hard worker his entire life. He built a barn for his father in his early teen years, and his first home in Shelburne in 1950. He married Rita A. Poirier on Aug. 25, 1951 at St. Francis Church in Winooski by Father Dupree. They moved into their newly built home on their wedding day. Norman and Rita were married 65 years when she predeceased him in December 2016.
Norman is survived by his and Rita’s four children and their spouses/partners, Norma Blow of St. Albans, Roger and Dorrene Marcotte of Williston, Gary Marcotte and Annette Labombard of Shelburne, and Julie and Jon Kent of Shelburne.
They were equally blessed with 11 grandchildren: William (Liz) Schultheiss; Anthony (Sara) Blow; Erin, Jim (Nick Esposito), and Kathy (Shane Abrams) Marcotte; Rebeckah (John) Scrivo; Tim (Liz), Jeremy and Taylor (Stephanie) Marcotte; Eliza and Ian Kent; and 11 great- grandchildren. Norman also leaves a large extended family that he loved and enjoyed.
Besides his wife, his son-in-law Stephan Blow and granddaughter Beth Anne Kent predeceased him.
Norman leaves behind a legacy of a family business 65 years strong, Marcotte Appliance, as well as near and dear to his heart Clay Farm Equipment.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, Dec. 17 at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Shelburne.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the VNA Hospice team, which was very helpful and supportive in the last weeks of Norman’s life. VNA Hospice, Development Office, 1110 Prim Rd. Colchester, VT 05446.
To view a complete obituary and to leave an online condolence, please go to the Minor Funeral Home website: minorfh.com.