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Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford Street, Portland, ME

OBITUARY

Norman Thomas McLeod

November 10, 1928September 4, 2019

Norman T. McLeod, 90, passed away at his Windham cottage on September 4, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. The son of John and Albina (Charland) McLeod, he was born in Portland and attended Cathedral and Cheverus High Schools. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1946, traveled the world then retired in 1966 from the submarine service as Chief of the Boat aboard the USS Sailfish. It was during this time, he was called on to participate in the investigation of the loss of the submarine USS Thresher. During his military career, he found and married the love of his life June (Larson) McLeod. Together they lived in many states, including Hawaii, eventually settling in Portland ME. After military retirement, he worked for Ballard Oil Co. then as a refrigeration mechanic for A & P groceries stores. Later, with his brothers, he owned and operated Mcleod’s Restaurant, in New Gloucester ME. Most recently he owned and operated McLeod’s Refrigeration Service, specializing in restaurant and grocery store equipment. Norman had many loves. Most important was his wife, children and many grandchildren. He also enjoyed his summer cottage. He was very involved in the community with veteran affairs and was a member of the American Legion Post 86 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6859 which he served as previous Commander. He was also a member of the Holland Club, a veterans club for submariners. He was a fabulous cook and prepared countless meals at the VFW for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the monthly Life Member Breakfasts. In addition to his parents and wife, Norman is predeceased by his brothers Merton, John, Francis, Daniel, sisters Patricia, Ellen Pride, and grandson Scott McLeod. He is survived by his son, Thomas McLeod, and wife Susan, of Gorham; his daughters, Laurie Anderson, of Gorham; Diana Mathews, and husband Sterling, of Gorham; and Jennifer Miller, of Westbrook. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren, Jessica, Thomas Jr., Michelle, Miranda, Kelly, Jeffrey, Michael, Kayla and Linnaea; seven great-grandchildren, Ashley, Sean, Arianna, Ryenne, Toren ,Ryker and Ella; and two great-great-grandchildren, Maxwell and Vante.

Family and friends are invited to attend an hour of visitation from 2-3pm on Friday, Sept 13 2019, at Jones Rich & Barnes Funeral Home 199 Woodford St. Portland, where at memorial service will follow at 3pm. A celebration of life will follow at VFW Post 6859, 687 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. A private burial will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route 1 # 1 Scarborough, ME 04074

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  • Memorial Service Friday, September 13, 2019

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Kim Gendron

September 11, 2019

Tom, Susan & Family - I want to send my condolences for your loss. Very sorry to see this. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Kim

Debra Mancini

September 9, 2019

I am so sorry for the loss of a wonderful man I grew up with he and his family and can remember many times at his cottage on highland lake his happy place my heart goes out to all his family. But all those memories will be with me for a lifetime. RIP you are now with June which I am sure was up there waiting for you. 😥

Althea Michaud

September 9, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. When a parent leaves us they take a big part of our hearts. Special thoughts and prayers for your Mom, Dad, and the family