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Norman Kaplan

February 18, 1949 ~ March 1, 2021 (age 72)


Norman Kaplan, 72, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 1st, 2021. Norm was born in Hartford, CT, the son of the late Irwin and Mildred (Levy) Kaplan. He grew up in Colchester, CT and proudly made his home and raised his family there. He is survived by his wife Patricia; sons Matt and wife Carla, Adam and wife Courtney, and Tim.  Norm was a loving “Papa” to his granddaughters Caelynn, Evynne, and Quinn and a devoted brother to his sister, Arlene Dressler. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his twin brother Marty Kaplan. He spent most of his career at the Travelers Insurance Company in Hartford, CT. Norm had a larger than life personality, was kind to everyone he met and made friends everywhere he went. He was an avid card player, coupon clipper, storyteller, concert and movie goer, and an aspiring film critic. He never met a movie he didn’t like….just a few he didn’t love. He was a constant fixture on Lake Hayward’s Third Beach, where he spent his summers sharing stories with family and friends. Norm poured his heart and soul into mentoring young people as a youth soccer coach. Coach Norm was the driving force behind the creation of Colchester Youth Soccer in the mid 80’s. Over his 35+ years of coaching and serving in various organizational capacities he positively influenced thousands of children, families, and the volunteers he worked with. He was beloved by his extended family and many friends. Walkthrough calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 4-7 PM at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester, CT. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to Colchester Soccer Club, PO Box 108,  Colchester CT,  06415. For online condolences, please visit  


March 4, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415


Colchester Soccer Club
PO Box 108, Colchester CT 06415

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