Norman E. Nary

November 3rd, 2014

Norman E. Nary, age 92, a long-time resident of Northwood, NH, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2014 in Kittery, ME.

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.


8 Entries in Guest Book for “Norman E. Nary”

  1. Deborah (Dayton) Savage says:

    Uncle Norm will always be remembered as my Uncle with the twinkle in his eye and his dry sense of humor which always left me wondering if he was “pulling my leg” or just wondering how far he could lead me on before he would crack that smile and make me laugh. His love for family and friends is a testimony of his life. I will miss him, but always have him in my heart. With love from Debbie “Muskrat.”

  2. Denise (Leverone) Adams says:

    Dear Norm, Tim & Gail Ann:
    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad and our beloved Uncle Norm. I have such wonderfully fond memories of spending time with he and your Mom in Kingston and will miss him. Your folks were both such caring and fun-loving people, and I hope that you can find some comfort in knowing that they are finally together again. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Love, Denise

  3. Joanne Gagnon says:

    Norman will always be in our hearts. Norman and Ann were our neighbors for 27 years. Since Norman went away our place on the street has felt empty. I remember when there was 2 of everything. two ride on lawn mowers, his and hers, 2 snowmobiles two seats on the front deck. Wonderful people and I’m happy that they are together again. Our lifes have been blessed to know you. Love from Joanne and family

  4. Nikki and Steve Roy says:

    Norm was also our neighbor for about 10 years. We will always remember the twinkle in his eye whenever we visited and how thrilled he was to see our girls play in his yard. Our thoughts are with all of you. He will be missed.

    Steve, Nikki, Brenna and Eva

  5. Carolyn Kenney says:

    Dear Norman, Tim and Gail,
    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father (and mother in 2006). You lived near us on Middlesex Avenue in Wilmington as children. I remember visiting you and your family here in Wilmington and later in Tewksbury. Your parents are in my prayers.
    Carolyn Kenney

  6. Deborah Melander Cammarata says:

    Uncle Norman a/k/a President Nixon,
    Growing up I have such fond memories of you. Working in the garden with Grampa Joe and you and Uncle Slim would sit at the picnic table and hand out butterscotch candies. The last time I saw you, I asked about the butterscotch candies and you had rolls of them in your pocket. You never changed! I remember the day I told you, you resembled president Nixon – I don’t think I was over 10 years old, but you’d just crack up laughing. Rest Easy Uncle Norm, you are now at peace and with Aunt Ann and all your brothers an sisters. God has a run for his money now that he has you, Uncle Slim and Gram Marge there raising chaos…. XOXO Til we meet again

  7. Doug & Bette Dayton says:

    Uncle Normie will be greatly missed, he was always with us during our child hood and was a cherished relative by us. Family and family activities was always utmost to him and Ann when we were growing up. We always had a good time. Our sincere condolences to Ed, Tim and Gail Ann on their loss. The pain of his loss will heal in time but the memories you have of him will live on with you for ever.
    God bless you all.
    Doug & Bette

  8. Tom Coughlan, "Old Railroad Wheels" says:

    We on the railroad will remember Norm as a careful professional, working out of Dover NH on the Portland Division Main Line and the Conway Branch with Newell Pitkin, Janet Shea, Paul Chase, Ray Cashman, Russ Marcoux, Weldon and Lou McDonald, Bruce Nichols, Leo Lavoie, Lloyd Bickford, Kenny Holbrook, Al and Dave Taylor, Ally Hill, Henry Parsons, Bob McNall, Bobby Files, Bob Beckman, Mike Enos, Lee Atkins, Lennie Gilmore, and all the other railroaders who represent the “Old School” in the best possible sense. We will miss him, but his example and legacy live on.

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