Lynn — Mr. Norman E. Saulnier, 87, of Lynn, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday April 11, 2014, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Alina Marie (Richard) Saulnier, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.
A lifelong resident of Lynn, he was the son of the late Ralph “Pepere” and Evelyn “Memere” (LeBlanc) Saulnier. He attended St. Jean Baptiste Grammar and High School. Norman had worked over 40 years at the GE as a jet engine analyst, and retired in 1987. A lifelong Communicant of the former St. Jean Baptiste Church in Lynn, he was also a member of the men’s choir. He and the choir performed for Pope John Paul II in Rome in 1984. They continued to sing at St. Mary’s Parish, Salem, then at St. Mary’s Parish, Lynn. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Franco American.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Richard Saulnier and his wife, Cindy, of Peabody; two daughters, Lorraine Brennan and her husband, Tom, of Lynn, and Claudette "Coo” Saulnier-Dyer, PhD, and her husband, Tom, of Worcester; four grandchildren, Haley Saulnier, Cameron Saulnier, Eileen Brennan, and Kerri Brennan; a brother, Ralph “Babe” Saulnier and his wife, Marie, of Lynn; two sisters, Claire Richard and Alma Barrett, of Lynn; a brother-in-law, David Olsson, of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Laurie Saulnier, and Rose Marie Olsson.
The family wishes to thank our cousin, Robin, and also Ruth, Natalie and Mareille, of Care Dimensions (Hospice of the North Shore) for their support and care.
Norman had a great sense of humor and will be fondly remembered for his rendition of “There was a Little Bird, …”
ARRANGEMENTS: His visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, April 14, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Solimine Funeral Home, 426 Broadway, Route 129, Lynn. His funeral will be held the following day, Wednesday, from the funeral home, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass, at 10 a.m., in St. Pius V Church. Burial will be in St. Jean’s Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923, or Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Directions and guest book at www.solimine.com.