Date: 2/1/18 6:49 am From: Charles Duncan <charles.d.duncan...> Subject: [Maine-birds] Norm Famous
I'm sorry to have to convey the sad news that long-time birder and
naturalist Norm Famous died unexpectedly last Sunday, January 28.
Norm was the first birder, almost the first person, that I met when I moved
to East Machias in 1982--he was living just around the corner in
Machiasport. I was new to the Northeast, and Norm shared his love and
knowledge of the marshes, bogs, mudflat, coastal islands, and all such. It
was the start of a long friendship.
Here's the short notice for the Bangor Daily News and Portland Press
Norman Charles Famous passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 28, 2018.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, February 3rd, from 2pm to 5pm at the
Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant Street in Augusta, Maine (
www.plummerfh.com). In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Good
Shepherd Food Bank (www.gsfb.org), the Eastern Maine Conservation
Initiative (www.emcimaine.org), or the Downeast Coastal Conservancy (
Norm requested that his ashes be spread on the mudflats along the Machias
River during the fall migration so the shorebirds could carry him all over
the world. A memorial celebration of Norm’s life will be held at a later
date in Machias. For more information, contact Marcia Spencer Famous at
207-623-6072 or <mspencerfamous...> .