Norman was born in Wilmington, MA on June 26, 1922; he was the cherished son of the late Elmer and Myrtle G. (White) Nary. Norman was raised in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1941.
Norman enlisted in the U.S. Navy on September 21, 1942 in Boston, MA. Norman served his country during WWII on board the USS John Rodgers. After more than three years, Norman was honorably discharged from the Navy on December 21, 1945.
Norman married his “sweetheart,” Ann L. (Dayton) Nary on December 2, 1945. The couple shared more than 60 years of marriage before Ann’s passing in 2006. Norman and Ann lived in Kingston, NH for twenty-seven years, where they raised their three children; Norman “Ed”, Timothy and Gail. The couple then resided in Northwood, NH for over thirty years.
Norman was dedicated to his job; he worked for B & M Railroad as a Locomotive Engineer for many years before his retirement.
Norman enjoyed being outdoors; he spent a lot of time camping and fishing with his family and friends. He and Ann took many trips all over the place. They had wonderful memories and stories of all the places they visited. Norman also loved racecars; he was fascinated with how they worked and enjoyed watching a good race.
Norman was a loving husband, Dad, Grampa, Brother, Uncle and friend to many. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Norman was the beloved husband of the late Ann L. (Dayton) Nary, devoted father of Norman E. Nary of Quanah, TX, Timothy J. Nary of Swainsboro, GA and Gail A. Nary-Miles of Pittsford, NY, loving grandfather of 8 grandchildren and great-grandfather of many, cherished son of the late Elmer and Myrtle G. (White) Nary, dear brother of the late Elmer Nary, Lindsey Nary, Marjorie Kendall, Avis Galka and Violet Duggan. Norman is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow with Military Honors at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 5th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Memorial donations in Norman’s name may be made to the Trinity Anglican Church, P.O. Box 1078, Rochester, NH 03866.