BARING - Norman Thomas Noddin, 77, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at his home with his loving family by his side. Norman was born Aug. 20, 1935, Milltown, son of the late Thomas E. Noddin and Lela S. (O'Neill) Noddin.
He joined the U.S. Air Force
, serving as an airplane mechanic during the Korean War
. After the war, Norman worked as a police officer
for the city of Calais and as a millwright for Georgia Pacific for 10 years. He eventually became a partner in REN Construction where he worked until his retirement in 1997. Norman was a past master of St. Croix Lodge No. 46 AF & AM, Calais and a member of Anah Shriners. He enjoyed the outdoors and harvested his own trees to build his home in Baring, as well as his camp on Cathance Lake. Norman loved hunting, fishing, gardening, reading, Sudoku puzzles, playing solitaire on his computer, helping at bingo in Baileyville for the Masonic lodge, but above all he loved spending time with his family at his camp.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Thomas I. Noddin. Surviving are his devoted wife of 56 years Patricia (Wahl) Noddin; daughter, Katherine Noddin and companion, James Lavoie, of Old Town; two grandchildren, Thomas Graffam and wife, Heather, of Milford, and Jennifer Graffam and companion, Drew Murphy, of Milford; one sister, Barbara Robinson and husband, Kip, of Machias; sister-in-law, Sally Bartlett and husband, George, of St. John, New Brunswick; many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Baring Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com