Normand L. Boucher
Normand, a third-generation native
of Gardner, graduated from Gardner High School in 1955, Becker Junior College
in Worcester with a degree in Business and Accounting in 1957, and later
attended Clark University. In 1960, Normand enlisted in the United States Army
Reserve, where he served his country and was honorably discharged in 1966 as a
Staff Sergeant. During his time in the military and afterward, Normand worked
as an accountant for a large electrical contracting business in Worcester. In
1978, he decided it was an opportune time for him to pursue his lifelong dream
of becoming a Funeral Director.
From 1978 to 1980, while
serving his two-year apprenticeship with Mr. George Dufault of the Dufault
Funeral Home, Normand attended night classes at New England Institute of
Applied Arts & Sciences in Boston, graduating with honors in 1980. In 1982, his dream became a reality when Mr. Dufault sold him the business. Normand's
civic and community involvement did not begin with his transition into becoming
a funeral director. His sincere passion for helping people began when he was
old enough to assist on a committee or to serve on a board.
He is currently a member of
Annunciation Parish, Gardner; member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 747 of
Gardner, 3rd Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus Council 396 of
Gardner, member of the American Legion Post 129 of Gardner, member of the
Templeton Fish & Game Club, Inc., member and past Director of the Acadien
Social Club and member of the Gardner Museum.
He is a past member and past
President of Annunciation Parish’s St. Vincent de Paul Society, past member and
past Treasurer of Annunciation
Parish’s League of the Sacred Heart Society, member and past Director of the
Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, former member and past Director of the
Gardner Rotary Club, former Director of the GFA Credit Union
Normand has been a Notary Public for
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1960.