Normand A. Auger, Jr. 68, passed away on Friday August 12, 2016, after a brief battle with mesothelioma cancer. He leaves his wife of nineteen years Jo-Ann (Dumas). He leaves his son Brandon; a sister Paulette Jensen and her husband David; a brother Robert Auger and his wife Lynn; three grandchildren Matthew, Ryan, and Sara, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and mother Normand and Fernande (Paul) Auger, Sr. and a nephew Jeffrey Toutant.
Normand graduated from Putnam High School in 1965 and joined the United States Air Force in 1966. But, Normand’s real love was sports, especially baseball and the Boston Red Sox. He was an outstanding pitcher in little league and played varsity baseball at Putnam High School throughout his entire four years. His dream was to play Pro baseball and had it not been for the Vietnam War and his enlistment into the Air Force there’s no doubt that he would have accomplished that. His love for sports continued throughout his life, and golf became a huge part of it. No golf tournament was complete without Normand playing alongside his brother Robert, and of course they usually won.
Normand also loved meeting and talking with people. And, due to the fact that he was a Putnam mailman for seventeen years, before his retirement in 2002, he did manage to get in a few conversations while delivering the mail. His personality and wit was unsurpassed. Normand could never tell a joke or funny story without laughing half way through it. But, his laugh was so infectious that anyone listening would be laughing along with him, even before the punchline.
Normand was a one-of-a-kind man who never spoke badly of anyone. He will be greatly missed not only by his family, but all those who have had the pleasure of meeting him.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Normand’s family from 5:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2016, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin in the funeral home on Friday August 19, 2016 at 1:00p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00 p.m. in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT. Burial will be private. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com