Normand H. Sasseville, 90, Westport


Normand H. Sasseville, 90, of Westport died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at home.  He was the husband of the late Rita L. (Richard) Sasseville.

Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Eugene and Marie-Rose (Girouard) Sasseville.  A veteran of World War II, he served his country in the United States Army Air Force, retiring as a Lt. Colonel.  Mr. Sasseville flew a P47 fighter plane in the 9th Air Force serving in the 404 Fighter Group and the 507 Fighter Squadron in Europe.  Prior to his retirement in 1993, he was a professor at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.  He was a former member of the Westport Land Trust and a former member of the Westport Conservation Commission.,

Survivors include a son, Donald E. Sasseville and his wife Sheila of Florida; two daughters, Doris M. Carvalho of Westport and Diane L. Souza and her husband Ronald of Westport; a brother, Roland Sasseville of North Carolina; two sisters, Laurette Hudon of New Bedford and Bernice Smith of Florida; four grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Bernard Sasseville.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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