Paul (Norm) Brochu

October 23, 1934 - December 12, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Service Date:

A Memorial Service will be held later in the spring at the Autumn Green Funeral Home with committal prayers at Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale. Date and time will be announced.

Paul (Norm) Brochu, 86, of Waterboro, passed away on December 12, 2020 after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born in Biddeford on October 23, 1934, the son of Adjutor and Emelia (Roux) Brochu. Paul was raised by his aunt and uncle, Rose, and Louis Belanger.

Paul graduated from Biddeford High School, where he loved playing sports. His childhood was spent playing sports, riding his bike with his friends, and spending time at Old Orchard Beach. As a teenager, he worked as a pin boy at a local bowling alley where he re-set the pins manually – he said it was a lot scarier to re-set the pins before automation!

Paul was truly one of the “few, the proud, the Marines.” Those three years held some of his fondest memories. He enjoyed serving in Japan, Puerto Rico, Okinawa, Iwo Jima and Cuba.

Paul loved playing baseball in his youth and as a young man. He was enormously proud when his York Heel Corporation team won the state softball championship, and runner up in the York County Tourney for the Biddeford Saco League in 1963.

On May 10, 1994, Paul married Dorothy Green and they enjoyed working together to make a happy life and home. Paul loved football and baseball, although he was interested in all sports. He rooted for the New England Patriots. His Sundays often started with the 1:00 p.m. game and ended at the end of the game that started at 8:00 p.m. Dorothy teased him that he would be so spent by eleven O’clock; it was as though he had played in all the games!

Paul worked at the first Marshall’s store when they opened in Maine. He started with setting up the store and was a manager he left. He then worked at the Windham Correctional Center as a corrections officer. He worked in the dorms for a few years, then ran the recreational department. Paul loved doing that, which made use of his love and knowledge of sports. He left as a well-respected officer by both inmates and staff. Upon his retirement from the Center, Paul worked for the Town of Waterboro as an attendant at Ossipee Lake and then at the transfer station.

Paul loved working around his home, especially mowing the lawn with his riding lawnmower, even as the Alzheimer’s progressed.

Paul was predeceased by his parents, his brother George, his sister Teresa, his twin sister Pauline, and his nephew Mike.

He is survived by his loving wife Dorothy, his son Christopher, two grandchildren, as well as a niece and two nephews.

Paul will truly be missed.

A special thank you to the staff at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their kindness and respect shown to Paul and our family.

A Memorial Service will be held later in the spring at the Autumn Green Funeral Home with committal prayers at Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale. Date and time will be announced.

The family would like to thank the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House staff for their kindness and respect shown to Paul and his family.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.


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