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Norman Lafortune died January 1, 2016 of a broken heart. He lost the love of his life, Virginia Mae Lafortune in April, and never really recovered.
He was born in Winchendon, Massachusetts on June 19, 1927. There were eleven children in his family and times were not easy. He went to war at sixteen years old and when he came home reenlisted because of the lack of employment at that time.
Norman and Virginia met at a dance and were married by the time they were 18 years old. They had four children, Kenneth , Michael, Cheryl and Debbie. He supported his family by selling cars then in his fifties went back to school to become an engineer. Norman and Virginia raised their family in Jaffrey where they would become grandparents to 13 grandchildren.
The Lafortune house on Darcie Drive was always alive with family. There were big family holidays, swimming in the pool, riding on the tractor and RV trips to Maine. Normans life revolved around his home and family. Norman and Virginia retired to Florida where they enjoyed the warm sunshine and visits from their beloved friends and family.
When Virginia became ill the couple moved back to N.H. to be closer to their children. Norman remained a constant caretaker and companion to Virginia throughout her illness until she died. Despite her illness they remained cheeky lovebirds until the very end. Norman was a man with quick wit and was not afraid to speak his mind. He will be remembered for his humor, his sass and under a tough exterior his soft heart. Never did his grandchildren leave his presence without him saying," Papa loves you".
He is survived by three children, thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and five siblings.
Burial and memorial services will be held in the spring.
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