Petty Officer MMN3 Benjamin Edward Norman, 20, of Coventry, CT, was involved in a fatal weather-related automobile accident, Monday early evening, December 31, 2018.
Ben was born on October 4, 1998 in Manchester CT, to Samuel and Teresa (Burnett) Norman. He moved to Coventry with his family in 2011 where he graduated from Coventry High School in 2016. Ben was an Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 25 of Manchester. While a Scout, he represented Troop 25 in Poland as part of their ongoing exchange with a troop in Krakow where he met the love of his life and future fiancée. After one year of college, Ben enlisted in the Navy, where he was selected into an elite nuclear propulsion training program. Benjamin had a real joy of life and surrounded himself with a group friends and family whom he truly loved.
Ben is survived by his parents Sam and Teri Norman, by his brother Daniel and his sister Rebecca, grandparents Peg and Jim Burnett, Bonnie and Michael Norman, his fiancée Asia Jurkiewicz, nine first cousins, and many, many loving uncles, aunts, and friends. He will be sorely missed. May his memory always be a blessing. Shalom.
The Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 4, 2019, 10:00am, at Beth Sholom B'nai Israel, 400 East Middle Turnpike, Manchester, CT 06040. Burial will follow at Hillstown Road Veterans Cemetery.
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