E. Killingly – Norman A. Crete, 82, died in his home in East Killingly, CT on August 2, 2014, after a valiant battle with illness. He was born in Pawtucket, RI on April 3, 1932 and was the son of the late Leo Crete and the late Leone (Benoit) Crete. He was the brother of the late Laurent Crete and the late Leona (Crete) Paradis and grandfather of the late Kevin Michael Rastelli. He is survived by his children Normand Crete, Jr., Catherine (Crete) Pereira, Debra (Crete) Rastelli and Clinton Crete, and his grandchildren Angelina Rastelli, David Pereira and Daniel Pereira.
Norman was a Korean War Veteran, having served on the USS John R Pierce DD-753, and was a Life Member of VFW Post 10284 in Moosup, CT. He was a retired Electrician and his hobbies included hunting, fishing, and tinkering with antique vehicles. He was also a frequent volunteer for various organizations, a proud blood donor through his 70s, and spent many hours visiting the sick and elderly. Donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate. Arrangements are entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St. Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com. Per his wishes, he will be buried at sea.