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Norman Everette "Fat" Gillette
Birth: Sep. 7, 1916
Nichols
Tioga County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1984
Greene
Chenango County
New York, USA

1920 Greene, Chenango, NY
Enumerated 2 Jan 1920
Ralph B Gillette 32 PA proprietor motion picture house
Anna Gillette 33 PA wife
Charles Gillette 15 PA son
Luella Gillette 14 PA daughter
Reginald Gillette 13 NY son
Florence Gillette 9 NY daughter
Harold Gillette 5 NY son
Norman Gillette 3 NY son
Byron Gillette 2 NY son

1925 New York State Census
Greene, Chenango, NY
Ralph B. Gillette 40 theater operator
Anna M. Gillette 40 wife
Charles K. Gillette 21 son
Florence A. Gillette 14 daughter
Harold E. Gillette 9 son
Norman E. Gillette 8 son
Byron L. Gillette 7 son
Edwin P. Davey 61 father-in-law works at theater
Anna W. Gillette 20 daughter-in-law (married to Charles)
Kenneth E. Gillette 75 days grandson

1930 Greene, Chenango, NY
Enumerated 10 Apr 1930
South Chenango Street
Ralph Gillette 43 PA proprietor theater
Anna Gillette 43 PA wife
Harold Gillette 14 NY son
Norman Gillette 13 NY son
Byron Gillette 12 NY son

1940 Greene, Chenango, NY
Enumerated 15 Apr 1940
South Chenango Street
Ralph Gillette 52 PA fruit grower, farm
Charles Gillette 36 PA son, operator, theater
Norman Gillette 23 NY son projector operator, theater

Enlisted in the U.S. Army on 21 Mar 1941 at Syracuse, NY and received basic and ordnance training at Aberdeen, MD before being transferred to Camp Davis, NC where his unit prepared various outfits for overseas.

After six months at Camp Davis, the unit was moved to Fort Dix, NJ from where they left for England. They spent two and one half months at Tidworth, England preparing the 1st Armored Division for the invasion of Africa and then followed the division to Africa a month later to follow it from Oran to Tunis.

The next assignment was in Naples, Italy where, on 30 Sep 1943, they began supplying the 82nd Airborne Division with ordnance material and repairing guns. Later they went to Casino and then back to Anzio where they landed on D plus 1 and remained for one and a half months. After that they were moved to Rome where they joined the 45th Division. Training near Salerno followed for the invasion of France where they entered D plus 10. They later moved to Alsace and finally into Germany where they were stationed at Manheim, Bamberg, Nuremburg and Munich.

After three months at Munich, Norman returned to the states to receive his discharge on 11 Aug. He received the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign ribbon with 7 battle stars, American Theater Campaign ribbon, Good Conduct medal, Victory medal, American Defense Service medal and a Meritorious Unit citation.

Norman was a member of the Berean Bible Church in Greene. He retired from Link Aviation in Binghamton, Broome, NY, where he was machinist, after 27 years of service. He leaves his wife, 2 children, a step son; 4 grandchildren; sisters Mrs. Louella Ingraham of Greene, and Mrs. Florence Troy of Norwich along with several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ralph Byron Gillette (1887 - 1971)
  Anna May Smith Gillette (1885 - 1933)
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Kenneth Gillette (1904 - 1960)*
  Luella Mae Gillette Ingraham (1905 - 1984)*
  Reginald Augustus Gillette (1906 - 1967)*
  Florence Arletta Gillette Troy (1910 - 1985)*
  Harold Edwin Gillette (1914 - 1975)*
  Norman Everette Gillette (1916 - 1984)
  Byron Leroy Gillette (1917 - 1967)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
NORMAN E GILLETTE
TECH 5 US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
SEP 7 1916 JUL 18 1984
 
Note: Interment here 23 Jul 1894 according to his death certificate.
 
Burial:
Sylvan Lawn Cemetery
Greene
Chenango County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Eileen
Record added: Sep 07, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5053606
Norman Everette Fat Gillette
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Norman Everette Fat Gillette
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Happy 100th birthday Uncle Fat, you are remembered, loved and missed.
- Bill and Eileen
 Added: Sep. 7, 2016
Thinking of you often, especially today, the 32nd anniversary of your passing, you are missed and will always be remembered.
- Eileen
 Added: Jul. 18, 2016
On this Memorial Day, I honor your memory, you are not forgotten.
- Eileen
 Added: May. 26, 2014
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