Norman Bartlett

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Norman R. Bartlett
1934 - 2017
WATERVILLE - Norman R. Bartlett, 82, returned home to the Lord and his family on Nov. 2, 2017. He was born on Nov. 30, 1934, the son of Cleron and Mildred (Shaw) Bartlett.
Norman and his brother Stanley, who was his senior of 13 years, was Norman's "Truest Best Friend." They did everything together. When Norman was young, due to health issues he spent many months in a body cast. Stanley would carry him everywhere.
The Bartlett family has deep roots in Sidney, and the owner Bartlett Orchards. They lived on Bartlett Rd. in the family farm, which Norman lived in for 67 years. Norman spent many happy years working in the orchard. They also owned a home in Sarasota, Fla. The family spent winters there for many years where he enjoyed all of the Florida family and friends.
Norman was an avid reader and lifelong learner. He enjoyed learning about our Presidents and United States History. The Bartlett's were proud to be "Revolutionary Patriots." One of his ancestors "Josiah Bartlett" was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Norman loved the simple things in life, daily routines, home cooked food, reading his daily paper, ice cream, Hillmans beans, and his KFC which was his favorite meal.
Norman is predeceased by all of his immediate family.
He is survived by his cousins Eleanor Porter and her daughter Susanna Porter of Rochester, N.Y., Beatrice Doyle and George Gliden of Maine. Norman enjoyed lifelong friendships with Bob McQuillan and family of Sidney; Mike Drake of Augusta who is also his Pastor; his care givers for over 12 years, "Norman Girls" Gail Davis, Terry Sturnavant and her daughters Katie and Brooke Athers, Kathy Schwab, Florence Donovan, Joyce Toman, and Clare Milton; and his longtime family advisor Chuck Bickford.
All services will be private. Norman will be laid to rest with his family at the Longley Cemetery in Sidney.
Special thank you to MaineGeneral Hospice for their amazing care, and Dr. Dohner, Nurse Michelle Lewis, aide Lori, and many others who allowed him to die with dignity.
An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at
Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers-Wheeler, 26 Church St., Oakland

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to MaineGeneral Hospice

Published in Central Maine on Nov. 4, 2017