Norm was treasurer of our board and extremely supportive of our mission. His outstanding finance and accounting skills were instrumental in his career success, having served in senior financial positions that included leadership roles for 16 years at MassMutual.
He joined Glenmeadow’s group of corporate ambassadors in 2014, following his wife, Suzanne, already an ambassador and board member.
“We were fortunate to benefit from Norm’s wisdom and guidance, as well as his friendship,” said Glenmeadow President and CEO Anne Thomas. “He was kind, thoughtful, outgoing, and had a loving spirit and a friendly personality. We miss him.”
The West Hartford, CT native lived for 30 years in his “adopted hometown” of Longmeadow. His love of the game of lacrosse was both profound and legendary. At UMass Amherst, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and his MBA, he was a two-time all-American midfielder and 1979 coach’s award recipient. His involvement in lacrosse continued after college with the Connecticut Valley Lacrosse Club, which his father co-founded, and then many other club and tournament teams.
Norm was an inductee into the Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New England Lacrosse Halls of Fame and the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame.
As a UMass Amherst men’s lacrosse radio commentator, he got to watch from the press box every one of his son Kyle’s games as a Minuteman. Both Norm and Kyle were prolific scorers in college and one of only two father-and-son duos in the team’s 100-Point Club.
We extend our condolences to his loving wife of 32 years, Suzanne, his beloved son Kyle, and his daughter-in-law, Lauren.