BIDDEFORD — Normand R. Boisvert, 83, of Biddeford, died Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough.

He was born in Biddeford on June 5, 1931, the son of Herve and Laurette L’Heureux Boisvert, and was educated in Biddeford schools.

As a young man, Mr. Boisvert worked on the family farm on the Pool Road in Biddeford.

On Sept. 4, 1950, he married Rachel M. Larose in St. Joseph Church in Biddeford. She died on Aug. 8, 2003.

Normand worked nine years with the Pepperell Mfg. Co. in Biddeford. He then worked 24 years with the Saco Tanning Corp. in Saco. He served the City of Biddeford for more than 25 years as the animal control officer. For many years, he raised beef cattle and hogs and continued to do so right up to his passing. He was known locally as “Peewee’s Piggies.”

He was a member of the Maine Farm Bureau Association and the Maine Agriculture Association.

He enjoyed collecting tractors, playing cards, working his vegetable garden and spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: a granddaughter, Cathy Jo Sylvain, in 1992.

Surviving are: one son, Michael N. Boisvert of Biddeford; six daughters, Diane Campbell of Severn, Md., Joanne Gifun and her husband Michael of Niceville, Fla., Jackie Jackson and her husband John of Clayton, N.C., Cathy Page and her husband Gary of Lebanon, Theresa Sylvain and her husband Norman and Penny Binette and her husband David, all of Biddeford; one brother, Leo Boisvert of Biddeford; one sister, Constance Mondor of Saco; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at St. Joseph Church of the Good Shepherd Parish in Biddeford. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford. Memorial donations in Normand’s memory may be made to the Maine Farm Bureau Association, 4 Gabriel Drive, Suite 1, Augusta, ME 04330. To share condolences online, visit