Norman L. Peabody

Oct 02, 2017
Norman Peabody

Warren — Norman Lee Peabody, 84, died peacefully at his home Sept. 29, 2017. He was born March 24, 1933, in Rockland to Leland and Blanche (Fullerton) Peabody. He grew up in Warren and attended local schools. He graduated from Warren Academy. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He married Donna Peabody June 11, 1955.

Norman was a heavy duty equipment operator. He worked at Wallace’s Garage in Warren, for the state of Maine Highway Department, and for Ferraiolo’s Construction. He dug many ponds in the area, including Tolman Pond and Appleton Ridge Pond. He built many roads, constructed the ball field in Warren behind the fire department, and also the exit road out of the Union Fair. Norman did a lot of work for Jim Rockefeller building airport runways, ponds and riding trails over the years and many other projects across the Midcoast.

Norman was a Boy Scout leader in Warren, plowed snow in the winter, and enjoyed being on the water boating. He also enjoyed woodworking, maintenance around the farm and mowing the lawn. He was predeceased by his first wife, Donna Peabody, who died in 1993, and by a daughter, Norma Kaye Peabody (1959).

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Peabody, of Warren; son Roger Peabody of Warren; granddaughter Kaye (Peabody) Nisbet and her husband, Ryan, of Warren; stepchildren Christopher Cousins of Camden, Katherine Strout and husband Paul of Warren and Miranda and husband Tim Sternberg of Owls Head, as well as several cousins.

Friends are welcome to join the family for a time of visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. A service to celebrate Norman’s life will be held Monday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Warren Baptist Church, 166 Main St., with the Rev. Dr. Linwood Welch officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Warren.

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