Norman McIntyre Stephen, 81
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OAKVILLE, Conn. & SCARBOROUGH -- Norman McIntyre Stephen, 81, of Scarborough, formerly of Oakville, Conn., passed away on Dec. 9, 2012, after a period of declining health. He was the widower of Alice (Drescher) Stephen.
Norman was born on June 14, 1931, in New London, Conn. Norm was the older of two sons born to Norman 'Scotty' and Elsie 'Ethel' (McIntyre) Stephen. He grew up in the New London area, and spent the majority of his life residing in Oakville, Conn. He lived the last few years of his life in Scarborough where he could be close to his family.
During the Korean War, Norm proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. After his discharge, he attended and graduated from Central Connecticut State University, and subsequently received his master's degree from the University of Connecticut. He worked many years in public education, primarily in administration; his last stop being in Region 15 in Middlebury, Conn. Upon retirement from education, he worked several years conducting home energy audits.
Norm was very active in his church, the Union Congregational Church in Oakville, Conn., serving on many various committees. He was also elected to several terms on the Watertown Board of Education and the Town Council, and volunteered countless hours with various civic organizations. He was a true believer in community service, particularly as it relates to the welfare of children, and gave of himself in countless ways.
He is survived by son Kent, daughter-in-law Mary, and grandchildren, Lindsay, Tyler, Madeline and Lukas Stephen, all of Cape Elizabeth; his brother Graham Stephen and his wife Donna; several nieces and nephews; and many friends, including his 'second family' at Scarborough Terrace. Norm was predeceased by Alice, his wife of 52 years; and his son, Mark Stephen.
A funeral will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 12 p.m., directly at Union Congregational Church, 161 Buckingham St., Oakville, Conn. Burial will be private and at the convenience of his family. Friends may call at the Union Congregational Church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at 12 p.m. To extend online expressions of sympathy to his family, share a story, light a memorial candle or for additional information, kindly visit the funeral home website at www.oneillfuneralhome.com.
Norman McIntyre Stephen
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on December 13, 2012