NAPLES, MAINE- Normand O. Holcomb of Naples, Maine, died Tuesday, January 24th at Maine Medical Center as a result of complications from an accident at the Naples Casco Transfer Station on November 1, 2011.
He was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on January 27, 1926, the son of Willis and Delia (Senecal) Holcomb.
He was educated in Woonsocket schools. He joined the Navy in 1944-46 and served during WWII. After being discharged from the Navy, he worked at Manville Jenkes Mills in Manville, RI. He then went on to Draper Corporation in Hopedale , MA and retired from there after many years.
He married Rhonda Pearson in 1980 and moved to Naples, ME in 1985. He worked at Akers and Chrysler carpeting in Auburn for a few years after moving to Maine. He also worked as a caretaker of cottages around the area on Long Lake and Sebago Lake and enjoyed it immensely.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Sandra Holcomb, a son Bruce Holcomb, two sisters; Constance Charpentier and Lillian Tessier, five brothers; Raymond, Harold, Bertrand, Donald and Gerald.
He is survived by his wife Rhonda of Naples ME, a granddaughter Amy Holcomb of Bellingham, MA and a great grandson Austin Lilly of Bellingham, MA. Also two step daughters; Jana Beardsley of Windham, ME, Tracy Cox of North Sebago, ME, four step grandchildren; Lauren and Jared Cox of North Sebago ME, and Chase and Faith Beardsley of Windham, ME.
He was a member of St. Agatha's Church in Woonsocket, RI and St. Joseph's Church in Bridgton, ME after moving to Naples in 1985. Norm was also a long time member of the Henry Baril Veterans Post in Woonsocket and served as President at one time.
Norm loved to sit and talk with friends and family about sports and his Navy days, especially over a good cup of coffee. Many friends and family will always remember him for his big "grin", strong handshake, and his "thumbs up" sign.
Services will be private. Arrangements are under the care of Hall Funeral Home in Casco, Maine.
Online condolences can be made to the family at
If you wish to make a donation in Norm's honor, please contact Wayne C. Scheffel, Treasurer, USS Monrovia Naval Ship, 13201 Highview Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337-3953, Tel (952) 890-1112, email: