Normand John Surprenant, 73, of East Haddam and formerly of Colchester, passed away on May 22, 2019 at Middlesex Hospital after a long illness. Normand was born in Hartford on November 13, 1945, he was the son of Barbara (Halisey) Surprenant of East Haddam and the late Normand H. Surprenant. Norm was the former owner and operator of the United Auto Parts Store in Colchester for over 18 years. He sold the business and became a professional ski instructor, teaching skiing at Stratton Mountain in Vermont and during the summer months, he taught skiing at St. Arnaud in New Zealand. Norm loved being outdoors, he enjoyed hunting, playing tennis and skiing. He will be remembered for his wit, humor and generous spirit. He is survived by his girlfriend, Kerensa Clark of New Zealand; his mother, Barbara, of E. Haddam; two daughters, Michelle and husband Michael Dibuono of Colchester, Mignette Bogue of Brooklyn; a sister, Kathleen Surprenant and husband Michael Cipriano of Melbourne Beach, FL, two grandchildren, Scott McDonnell, Zachary Bogue; two great grandchildren, Connor and Colton McDonnell; close family friend, Rock Eaton of Colchester; and numerous extended family and friends. He was pre deceased by a sister, Janet Kearney. The family would like to gratefully acknowledge and express their appreciation for the love and care shown to Norm by his nephew, Treavor Kearney and life-long friends, Jay Cunningham, Mark and Cate Henderson.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 1 – 3 pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd,. Colchester. A celebration of life and time for remembrance will be held at 3 pm at the funeral home. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com