Norman Joseph Mondor

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Norman Joseph Mondor passed away on July 12, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  Norman was born in Biddeford, Maine to Robert J. and Alice F. (LaCharite) Mondor on September 10, 1954, the seventh of 17 children.

He grew up in Saco, Maine and attended local schools, graduating from Thornton Academy in 1972.  Upon graduating from high school, he worked various jobs, including the Saco Tannery.  In the summer of 1976, Norman met the mother of his children while living in Maine and they soon started a family, having a daughter first.  In 1979, Norman moved his family to Texas.  It is at that time he attended trade school in Pasadena, Texas and began his lengthy career as a journeyman lineman.  He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local Union 66. The birth of a son soon followed.  Norman lived in the South Belt area for almost 40 years.

Norman was a man of God, a devote Catholic, and an active steward in his parish at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church.  He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus Council 9201. Norman’s stewardship included participation in the church’s fish fry’s during lent and the spaghetti dinners throughout the year.  He assisted in the beautification efforts of his church by landscaping and planting the countless sago palms all around the church grounds. He would help anyone who needed it and he did.

Norman loved everything pertaining to golf.  He loved playing golf and watching golf.  Norman was a perfectionist in his work and took time to do things right.  He could build just about anything.  He enjoyed playing cards with his friends, swimming, fishing, gardening, bowling, rescuing animals, art, music, watching football, grilling on the BBQ pit, going out to eat, and participating in community activities at his church.  Most importantly he loved God, loved being a steward, and he loved his entire family near and far.  Norman loved his children and grandchildren more than anything. He made it his priority to spend as much time with them as he could. Norman was truly loved by his family and friends and he will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his daughter Melissa, her husband Richard Herrera Sr. and their two children Hannah and Richard Jr., as well as his son Mathew Mondor, his wife Brandi and their two children Brenyn and Brianna. He is also survived by seven brothers: Richard Mondor of Portland, Maine, Dennis Mondor and his wife Cathy of Shapleigh, Maine and Cape Coral, Florida, Patrick Mondor and special friend Sandy Sherry of Saco, Maine, David Mondor of West Linn, Oregon, James Mondor of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Marc Mondor of Frankfort, Maine, and William Mondor of Alfred, Maine. Norman is also survived by five sisters Susan C. (Michael) Spath of Saco, Maine, Linda (Kent) Anderson of Jupiter, Florida, Judith (Charles) Williams of Gainesville, Georgia, Jocelyn (Richard) Giroux of Buxton, Maine, and Elaine (Ron) Dorais of Cape Coral, Florida.

Norman leaves behind an extended family of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, as well as, many friends, his church family, and his IBEW Union brotherhood. Norman is preceded in death by his parents and four of his siblings: Robert R. Mondor, Donald Mondor, Michael Mondor and Nichole Green and her husband James.

A Rosary and Funeral Mass will be held at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, 11011 Hall Rd., Houston, TX 77089, on Friday July 21, 2017 starting with the Rosary at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 2:30 p.m.  A reception will be held at the church following the Funeral Mass in the Social Hall.

A memorial service will be held for Norman in Maine at a later date where his ashes will be laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church.