He was a wonderful man, and his absense will be noted by so many people whose lives he touched.
BRANDON, FLA- Dr. Norman E. Toussaint, age 82, formerly of Berlin, NH, recently of Silver Lake, NH, and Sun City Ctr. Florida, passed away Tuesday August 31, 2004 at the Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon, Florida.
He was born in Berlin, NH on January 21, 1922, the son of George A. and Marie Anne Leclerc Toussaint. His father was the owner of the Toussaint Baking Company in Berlin years ago.
A resident of Berlin, NH, for many years, Dr. Toussaint spent his years of retirement at his residences in Silver Lake and in Florida. He was a member of St. Kieran Parish, now known as Good Shepherd Parish. He was a graduate of St. Patrick's School and Berlin High School. He began his dental education at the University of New Hampshire in 1940, where he was a member of Phi-Mu-Delta Fraternity. In 1942, he transferred to the University of Maryland where he graduated in 1946 with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Toussaint then served with the First Air Force as Staff Dental Surgeon in the rank of Captain of the Dental Corps. He was elected to the Association of Military Surgeons in 1948, before establishing a respected civilian practice in his native city of Berlin, NH. He was a member of the New Hampshire Dental Society, the North Country Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. He had served on the Board of Directors at L'Ange Gardien Credit Union, the Town & Country Motor Inn, and was a founding director of Instaprint Inc. in Washington, D.C. He was also elected to the prestigious Pierre Fauchard Academy in 1980. He retired from his practice in 1985 and moved to Sun City Center, Florida while continuing to summer on Silver Lake in Madison, NH.
Aside from his professional affairs, he was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, as well as the Kiwanis Club and the Joliette Club. He was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church at his various residences. He was an avid golfer at the Androscoggin Valley and Indian Mound Country Clubs, and various courses throughout Florida. He was a veteran during World War II as a captain.
On April 12, 1948, Dr. Toussaint married Glenna Buber, the daughter of Willard and Anne King Buber, and mother of his three children. He was widowed in 1986 and was remarried to Constance Hall in 1998. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
He is survived by his second wife: Constance (Hall) Toussaint of Sun City Ctr., Florida: one son, Dana George Toussaint and wife Patricia of Wolfeboro, NH; two daughters, Tanya Norma Stubbert Parker and husband John of Oakland, Maine, and Ann Marie Toussaint Dailey and husband Tim of Ringwood, New Jersey; eight grandchildren: Charles Fredrick Stubbert III, Nathan Norman Stubbert, Sherry Ann Stubbert, Ethan Tufts Stubbert, Kathleen Glenna Toussaint, Therese Marie Toussaint, Norman Edward Toussaint, II, and Gareth Kyle Dailey; who all knew him as PaPa.His first great-grandchild will be born in December.
He is also survived by his sister, Lucille "Lupe" Labnon of Shelburne, NH, and his brother, Robert Toussaint of Cocoa, Florida, who called him "Duke”.
There are several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his first wife, he is predeceased by his sister, Jacqueline Estelle Blancke.
Calling hours were Tuesday, September 7, at the Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street in Berlin, NH.A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, September 8, at 11 a.m. at St. Anne Church. Interment was in the St. Kieran Cemetery in Berlin, NH.