Norman C. May, 94, of Shrewsbury


Norman C. MayShrewsbury – A lifelong resident of Shrewsbury, MA, Norman C. May was born on Oak Street in Shrewsbury and left peacefully from Southgate Assisted Living. He was pre-deceased by his wife Ruby V. (McCall) May and two of his sons, Keith E. May and Randall E. May.

Norman was the father of six children: Norman C. May Jr. and his wife Lorraine {Dailey} May of Valrico, FL; Marilyn McKay-Crumpler of Middleburg, FL; Randall E. May (Deceased) and his wife Jean (Hazen) May of Barre, MA; Keith E. May (Deceased) of Shrewsbury, MA; Sherry Gaspar and her husband Louie of Leicester, MA; and Glenn E. May of Middleburg, FL. Norman leaves behind many grandchildren: Jennifer (May) and her husband Mark Halliday of Franklin, MA; Christopher and his wife Liz (O’Neill) May of Brookfield, MA; Lori McKay of Jacksonville/Middleburg, FL; Michael McKay and his wife Christy of Jacksonville, FL; Trent McKay and his partner Daniyel Maccomber of Jacksonville, FL; Erica (May) and her husband Michael Curci of Worcester, MA; Justin May of Auburn, MA; Amanda May of Barre, MA; Olivia May of Barre, MA; Justine Gaspar of Leicester, MA; Eric and his wife Jessica (Beauvais) May of Milford, NH; Nathan May of Milford, NH; and Cassandra May of Marlborough, MA. Norman was also lucky enough to have several great grandchildren: Parker May, Riley May, Ethan May, Mason McKay, Camden McKay, Branden McKay, Bentley May and Charles May.

Norman was a proud veteran of the United States Coast Guard and served immediately following WWII in Louisiana, Alaska, and Michigan.  He spent many years with Wright Line in Worcester, MA, working his way from a brake operator to a special products engineer.  He also spent many years as a Special Police Officer for the Town of Shrewsbury as well as a security guard at Spag’s and St. Johnsbury Trucking Terminal in Shrewsbury.

He was an avid traveler and looked forward to long drives across the country, taking thousands of photographs along the way.

The family would like to extend a warm heartfelt thank you to the staff of Southgate Assisted Living for their thoughtful and complete care. There are no words to describe the level of compassion and professionalism.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visiting hours at the Chiampa Funeral Home, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center, on Friday, May 24th. from 9:00 A.M to 11:00 A.M. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 A.M. Interment with Military Honors will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.

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