CALAIS – Norman John Dineen, 75, passed away Monday, April 19, 2010, at a Bangor hospital after a brief and courageous battle with leukemia. Norman was born April 6, 1935, in Calais, son of the late Daniel and Marjory (Thompson) Dineen. He graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1953. He joined the U.S. Navy and served with the Charleston Group Atlantic Reserve Fleet Submarine Division. Norman returned to Maine and married June Johnson, June 11, 1960. He graduated from the University of Maine, Orono, with a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry in 1964. Norman was employed as a project manager for Weyerhaeuser Co. for 27 years, retiring in 1990. After his retirement, he spent several years as a consultant, helping build plants in Singapore and throughout North America. Norman returned back to Calais where he and his wife continued with their consulting firm, NJD & Associates. Norman was a member of Sherman Brothers Post No. 3 American Legion, Calais; B.P.O.E. Elks Club, Sanford, N.C.; U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc.; and USS Bergall Association. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Douglas Dineen. Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, June Dineen; two children, Timothy S. Dineen and his wife, Gloria, of Raleigh, N.C., and Deborah J. Becker and her husband, James, of Calais; four grandchildren, Nicholas Dineen of Raleigh, N.C., and Erica, Eliza Jane and Evaloni Dahlin, all of Seattle; a sister, Deanna Crosby and her husband, Al, of Highland, Calif.; three brothers, Vincent Dineen and his companion, Janet Ketchen, of Meddybemps, Dayton Dineen and his wife, Eunice, of Calais, and William Dineen and his wife, Carole, of Calais; two sisters-in-law, Barbara D’Alessandris of Baden, Pa., and Dorothy Beaton of Longview, Wash.; many nieces, nephews and friends. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, April 22, at Calais Cemetery. Those who wish may make a donation in Norman’s memory to Sherman Brothers Post No. 3, American Legion, 151 Calais Ave., Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.
NORMAN J. DINEEN
Posted April 19, 2010, at 7:15 p.m.