1926 – 2017
North Grosvenordale – Normand A. Ravenelle, 90, of Ravenelle Rd, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at home surrounded by his daughters. He was the loving husband of the late Bernice (Karpenski) Ravenelle for 67 years. Born in North Grosvenordale, he was the son of the late Narcisse and Dora (Faucher) Ravenelle.
Normand was a self-employed dairy farmer and later worked for the Connecticut Department of Corrections. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and playing cards. He & Bernice especially enjoyed spending time with their children & grandchildren. Normand was a sports fan, whose favorite teams included the NY Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and Notre Dame Football. Normand was a communicant of Saint Joseph Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus and Union St Jean the Baptiste.
Normand is survived by his daughters, Linda Joyal (Tom) of Ashford, Theresa Goulet of Killingly, Margaret Auger (Tom) of Putnam, Rachel Sposato of Dayville, and Jane Sciaraffa (Michael) of Auburn, MA; his brother, Philip Ravenelle of Webster, MA; his sister Gertrude Hardy of N. Grosvenordale; his grandchildren, Stephanie Sciaraffa of Auburn, Anthony Sciaraffa of Oxford, Troy Sposato of Canterbury, Jared Goulet of Killingly, Danielle Heersink of Woodstock, David Auger of Manchester, and Kathryn Young of Medford, MA; his great-grandchildren Alexa, Rowan and Cierra Heersink; He was predeceased by his sisters, the late Doris Blain, Jeanette Cardinal and his son-in-law, Thomas Goulet.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Normand’s family from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2016, in the Valade Funeral Home & Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.