Norbert "Nono" Boren

June 23, 1931November 3, 2010

Norbert “Nono” Boren, 79, died November 3, 2010 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Salisbury, N.C. He was born June 23, 1931 in Brussels, Belgium. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War where he earned his U. S. Citizenship. “Nono” loved music of all kinds, old movies, and French cooking. He was a member of Rich Fork Baptist Church in Thomasville, N.C. and attended Emanuel Lutheran Adult Day Care in High Point, N.C. Formerly a resident of Florida; he was a charter member of the St. Lucie Chapter of the Aluminum Association of Florida where he was an active participant and aluminum construction instructor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andre and Teresa Boren; a brother, Joe Boren. He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Virginia “Lou” Boren; two sons, Richard “Ric” Boren and wife Susan, Todd Boren; a stepson, Jerry “Chip” Blackwell; a step-daughter, Glenda Jones and husband Mike; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer Boren, Lindsey Boren, Coco Boren, Jamie Boren, MacArthur Boren, Jennifer Delorco, Sean Jones, Daniel Jones, David Jones, Alexis Blackwell; one sister, Simone Dunn and husband Seymour; nephews and nieces, Marc and Caryn Dunn, Stephen and Michele Baker, Joshua and Beth Dunn, Gabrielle, Cheyenne, and Andre Dunn; many more sisters and brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at Rich Fork Baptist Church in Thomasville, N.C. on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 11:00 am with Pastor Michael Bowers officiating. A private Committal was held at the National Cemetery in Salisbury, N.C. with full Military Honors. Thomasville Funeral Home is assisting the family. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Rich Fork Baptist Church Building Fund, 3993 Old Highway 29, Thomasville, NC 27370.



  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, November 6, 2010


  • Private Graveside Service

Norbert "Nono" Boren

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Danielle Benoist

December 13, 2010

Nono Boren...I too was very young, and can just remember times visiting my cousins Rick and Todd way back when we all lived in the Fort Lauderdale area. My prayers go out to the entire family and know that even from apart all these years, that I am with you in your loss. With love to our parents, and grandparents.

Jean-Jacques Benoist

December 11, 2010

My time with Uncle Nono was brief back in the 60's and I was very young at the time but I do remember his exuberance for life and always wanting to be such the "Happy" entertainer. I recall a yacht club in S.Florida that he was such a part of and I recall his love to be on stage. I remember outfits and costumes, and many happy and funny times.After reading the other entries I see he touched many lives over the years...I'm not surprised..
Our thoughts go out to the entire family

Judy Walters

November 24, 2010

Hi Lou,
I just saw Nono's name in the paper. All of my wonderful thoughts of him and prayers are with him and you. Believe it or not the plant garden he gave me so many years ago is still alive, a few less plants but... I will rememeber him always and his smile even during those tough times. He was the life of our Stroke Group and always kept me on my toes!!!!!. Do take care and hope you are doing well. Judy Walters, (Stuart, Florida)

November 20, 2010

Lou, I just heard about Nono's passing, and though it made me want to cry, it also had me laughing, thinking about all the fun & crazy times we all had over the years. He got me my first sales job, and I was so glad he got to dance at my wedding ( even if he had a long wait) The memories are wonderful. My thoughts are with you. Carla Eby-Corrigan

November 19, 2010

So many memories, so many good times. I'll always remember him dancing on the table at the Hofbrau House in Munich. Our entire family will remember him always as a fun-loving, wonderful man.
Susan and Tom Minch, Troy, Trent and Travis

November 17, 2010

I am saddened to read of Nono's passing. I am certain you are being embraced by family and friends old and new. I send you my thoughts for your peace coming days, and I offer my prayers for Nono's soul that he has been welcomed to God's embrace. Gus Hough (Stuart, FL)

Vicki Carr-Rodriguez

November 17, 2010

So sorry to hear of Nono's passing. He was always such a bright spirit. Sending prayers and wishes for comfort to you and your family at this time.

Judy Fleming

November 16, 2010

I was sorry to learn of Nono's death. I know that you are surrounded with your wonderful family and church friends in your "new" (has it been that many years??) home in North Carolina. Judy (Cocoves) Fleming

June Dekker

November 15, 2010

Dear Lou and Family, My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all. I will always remember Nono as a sweet, fun-loving fellow and a good friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, June

Bruce Center

November 15, 2010

Hi Lou, Sorry to learn of Nono's passing. He is finally at peace after so many years of ill health. You have truly been a saint.
Bruce & Sherry