Normand J. Beaulieu, 87, of Essex Green in Merrimack and formerly of Nashua, died Tuesday afternoon, September 29, 2009 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, after a period of declining health. A native of this city, Mr. Beaulieu was born in Nashua on June 2, 1922, a son of the late Herve and Jeanne (Deschenes) Beaulieu.
Normand was educated in local schools and attended Nashua High School. A Navy veteran, Mr. Beaulieu served as a Flight Engineer and Bomber with the Naval Air Corps in the European Theater of operations during World War II.
After the war, Normand worked at the former Gregg & Sons, the Nashua Mills and Granite State Tannery. He later was employed with Nashua Corporation as a Boiler Room Engineer for twenty seven years until his retirement.
Normand married the former Theresa R. Dion on June 30, 1951 at St. Christopher Church in Nashua. The Beaulieu’s made their home in Nashua for several years before moving to Merrimack in 1981. Normand and Theresa shared 52 years together before her death on September 30, 2003.
In his leisure time, Normand enjoyed playing cribbage, was an avid 3-D puzzle maker and enjoyed building model airplanes.
Members of his family include two sons, Ron Beaulieu and his significant other, Deborah Dionne of Merrimack and Dennis Beaulieu and his wife Wanda of Nashua; seven grandchildren, Tahra Cardin, Jennifer Menezes, Jessica Haggard, Jeffrey and Jared Beaulieu, and Jakob and Morgan Thomas; seven great-grandchildren, Josiah, Ethan, Tristan and Ella Rose Menezes, and Nathan, Zachary and Madison Haggard; a sister and two brothers-in-law, Rita and Robert Raymond of Nashua, and Sam Berry of Gallatin, TN; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his wife and parents, Normand was predeceased by five brothers, Gerard, Raymond, Herve Jr. and twins Albert & Robert Beaulieu; and three sisters, Louise Berry, Yvette Marcoux and Beatrice Dube.