Norman Carroll Leach

Southwest Harbor

Norman Carroll Leach, 87, died April 16, 2021, in Bangor. He was born in Orland, June 26, 1933, the son of William Edgar and Doris Jenny (Ayer) Leach Sr.

He graduated from Bucksport High School, Class of 1952. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1953 and served in Germany until 1955. Norman married Alice Rieger of Connecticut in 1961 and settled in East Windsor, Conn., where they had two daughters. He retired from U.T.C. in 1995. In 1996, he sold his house and moved to Southwest Harbor. He joined the American Legion and was a Mason for 60 years.

He enjoyed making model ships, playing bingo at the Riverview Apartments and making pies and crockpot meals for the bingo crowd.

Norman is survived by his daughter, Deborah Rabus, and husband, John; granddaughter, Kayla; grandson, Johnny Rabus ,all of Virginia; sister, Brenda Richards, of Bangor; and cousins. Norman’s lifelong friends are Barbara and Arthur MacPike of Bar Harbor and Carroll and Hazel Lunt of Bass Harbor.

Norman was predeceased by his brothers, William Jr. and Donald, and his aunts and uncles.

A graveside service will be on May 20, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery, Orland.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert.

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