LAVERY CHARTRAND ALARIO FUNERAL HOME
99 SUMMER ST. FITCHBURG, MA
Fitchburg: Norman L. Boisvert 79 , of Fitchburg, MA passed away Tuesday, March 22,2022 in Fitchburg with his family at his side following a heroic post stroke battle.
Norman was born September 11, 1942 in Leominster, MA the son of Edgar and Mary Jane (Houle) Boisvert. Norman is survived by his wife Kathleen (smith) Boisvert, four children Kimberly Piscopo and her husband Joseph, Jeffery Boisvert, Jeremy Boisvert and his wife Tessa, Nicholas Boisvert, brother Gerard Boisvert and wife Linda, and sister Carmen Boisvert, along with 6 grandchildren several nieces and nephews and “adopted son” Steven Kullmann. Norman was predeceased by his Mother, Father, and brother Victor.
In 1960 Norman enlisted in the U.S. Navy directly out of high school, and served four years in the Patrol Squadron. He was stationed in Pensacola Florida during the height of the “Cuban missile crisis” and was honorably discharged in 1963.
Throughout his life, Norman’s devotion and love for his family was unwaveringly his first priority. He loved to boast of his 47yr marriage to the love of his life, and best friend Kathy. Together they enjoyed a shared passion for taking frequent trips in their RV to various locations along the east coast. The most meaningful moments to both Norman and Kathy were the times they were able to spend side by side on family vacations, motorcycling, and frequent trips to Maine.
Norman was a very loving son and brother over the years. He and his sister Carmen shared a special and unique bond throughout their lives, Carmen looked up to her big brother and always knew that he was there for her in both times of joy as well as times of hardship. Although His brother Jerry resided out of state for many years, It was very important to both of them that they remained connected. Throughout his post-stroke battle, it was clearly evident that the words of encouragement and shared laughter over the phone would brighten his spirits. At the age of 21, Norman lost his brother Victor and grieved his absence his entire life.
As all 4 of his children grew into adulthood, Norman was always there to cheer them on in times of triumph and give them a good kick in the pants when they needed it as well. Being a father was a role he treasured. Teaching, guiding, laughing, and sharing in both triumph and despair alongside each of them with unending love and support.
Norman worked as both a long distance and local truck driver for more than 20 years. Norman loved to share both colorful and humorous stories of his experiences on the open road, often in various accents he encountered along his many trips. Norman founded his own company “N.L. Boisvert trucking” that he operated for several years.
Following the collapse of the trucking industry in the late ‘90s, Norman started A second business, “Painting and Wallpapering by Norman” working on countless homes throughout Worcester county leading up to his retirement in 2004.
Shortly following his retirement, and at the urging of many local residents, Norman decided to run for a vacated seat on the city council. He was overwhelmingly elected as the ward2 city councilor. Norman served 5 terms and gained a reputation for “telling it like it is”. He served not out of political aspiration, but through a deep seeded desire to help people. For nearly ten years, he gave selflessly of his time and was instrumental in many city projects from creating parks and traffic safety initiatives, to being instrumental in the implementation of a city wide recycling program. He was a strong advocate for the public works department. Norman was never afraid to roll up his sleeves and get involved with issues both large and small. He would often time address concerns of his constituents not with a phone call, but with a personal visit to see how he could help. As a Veteran himself, being involved with, and raising funds for Fitchburg’s civic days celebrations and other veterans’ programs brought him a sense of pride and honor.
Norman was very active within Madonna of the Holy rosary Church assisting in maintenance and repair issues and freely giving of his time for numerous church activities and functions. He was a former member of both the Knights of Columbus and British American club as well as the former pack 17 committee chairman with the Cub Scouts/Boy scouts of America and was a member of St. Josephs church in Fitchburg at the time of his passing.
Over the years Norman enjoyed many recreational activities including Boating, fishing, Hunting and Golf.
A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 31,2022 at 11a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church 49 Woodland St. Fitchburg, MA. A calling hour will be held prior to the Mass at the funeral Home from 9:15 until 10:30 a.m. . Burial will be in Massachusetts Veteran’s Cemetery 111 Glenallen St. Winchendon, MA @ 1p.m.,all friends and relatives are welcome to attend.