Norman A. Chick

MONMOUTH – Norman A, Chick, 88, passed away at his home on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. Son of Benjamin Chick and Mildred Carter Chick formerly of North Monmouth. Norman graduated from Monmouth Academy in 1952 as valedictorian. He graduated from University of Maine Orono in 1955, majoring in horticulture. While attending the university he married Rowena Wing, his grammar school sweetheart on October 17, 1952. Norman’s first love was the family business, started by his father in 1932, Chick Orchards Inc. The company produced apples that were marketed worldwide for over 70 years. Norman served as president of the Maine Pomological Society, The New York, New England Apple Institute, and the International Apple Institute. Locally, Norman served as selectman and on the budget committee for several years. His love of baseball led to the development of the Monmouth Little League. He coached, umpired and refereed little league, Babe Ruth and Legion Ball in the Kennebec Area. Ragged Lake was Norman’s second home. Time was spent hunting, fishing, trapping and snowmobiling with family and friends. As president of the Ragged Riders Snowmobile Club, he and Rowena hosted pot luck dinners at the family camp for many years. Norman was known to drink a light liquor in the summer and a dark liquor in the winter, and he always had a cold Coors for anyone who stopped by. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Rowena W. Chick, a daughter, Cynthia B Chick of Monmouth, a son, Craig A. Chick and significant other Lori Ward of Greenville. He was predeceased by his son Christopher L. Chick. He was also survived by his grandchildren; Emily L. Kane and her partner Brian Howard, Elisha L Rice and her husband Mika Rice, Nathan Chick and his wife Tamara Chick, Stephanie Caron and her husband Ross Caron, Suzan Folsom Chick and her husband Adam Folsom Chick, his great-grandchildren; Kylie E. Sirois, Hayley and Hayden Storer, Dalton, Jordan and Molly-Jo Smith, Roman Folsom Chick and soon to arrive Jon Austin Caron, a sister Lois Witham and husband Frank Witham, a brother, James B. Chick and several nieces and nephews. Our love and gratitude to Emily Kane for her extraordinary efforts serving as hospice caretaker during her grandfather’s final days. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at: http://www.finleyfuneralhome.comVisiting hours will be on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 1-2 p.m., service to follow at 2 p.m. at the BRAGDON-FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 707 Main Street, Monmouth, Maine. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Monmouth Academy Trustees 208 Blackstrap Road Falmouth, ME 04105

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