Normand W. Dooley ‑- a World War II veteran and active member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church -- passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Thursday afternoon, April 6, 2023. He was 95 years old.
Normand was born, raised and educated in Framingham and Southboro. Only days after turning 17, he enlisted in the Navy to serve during WWII. He was very proud of his service to his country, being a member of the crew of the USS Myles C. Fox, and being a World War II Veteran. He continued his support of the military through his membership in the VFW.
Normand spent much of his career as a typeset salesman in the printing industry. He worked for a number of firms over the years including Typographic House in Boston.
Normand met his future wife, Madeline Cincotta on a blind date, and to the surprise of their family, they eloped on May 9, 1954. In 1956 they moved to their forever home on Sunset Drive in Burlington. Most of the neighbors were the same age as Normand and Madeline and had houses full of kids. They quickly became one big extended family that loved to share everything and threw parties for every possible occasion.
Normand, Madeline and their children found a second home at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Burlington. Normand was a Sunday worshiper, choir member, Deacon, member of numerous committees, and attendee at all the events and socials.
In his leisure time he enjoyed exercising, gardening, swimming, golfing, fishing and, most of all, reading.
Normand was part of the Greatest Generation who lived through the Great Depression and fought for our country in World War II. The characteristics that define his generation include humility, work ethic, commitment, self-sacrifice and integrity.
All can be used to describe Normand Dooley. Not to mention, he had a great sense of humor.
His children say they couldn’t have asked for a better role model or loving father. Normand always had a smile and loved to laugh!
They are forever grateful he passed his strong values down to them including his love for classic country music.
Normand had a wonderful, long life. He and his wife Madeline were blessed with 64 years of marriage, and had loving children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and person of faith, and he will be lovingly remembered.
Normand was the beloved husband of the late Madeline (Cincotta) Dooley who passed in 2018. He was the loving father of Stephen of Nashua, NH, Kevin of Upton & his companion Denise Andreotes, Andrea Moloney & her husband Peter of Billerica, Gregory of Burlington, Kathleen Roche & her husband Christopher of Westford. He was the proud “Grandad” of Jennifer Moorman; Heather, Sean & Scott Dooley; Taylor Moloney; Mackenzie, Hannah, & Sydney Roche. He was the great grandfather of Owen and Kara Moorman.
Donations in Normand’s name may be made to The David James Hospice unit at the Edith Norse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730.