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Norman Francis Knight

June 20, 1929 ~ February 15, 2020 (age 90)

Obituary

Norman Francis Knight, 90, was born on June 20, 1929 in Natick, Massachusetts to William J. Knight and Frances (Glover) Knight. Formerly of Cohasset, Norman, “Bud,” passed away in his home on Cape Cod on February 15, 2020 with his family by his side.

   Bud attended Saint Stephen’s Church in Cohasset where he later married his beloved wife, Nancy. He treasured his relationship with his in-laws, Conrad and Lydia Ericsson. Together, Nancy and Bud became devoted members of the Beechwood Congregational Church where he was proud to restore the church weathervane. Norman served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and later attended photography school in Woodstock, Vermont. Bud dedicated many years to High Vacuum Equipment Corporation and Seavey Engineering as a metal fabricator. He was a lifetime member of Scituate Rod and Gun Club and had an endless fascination with trains and model railroads. A proud Scotsman, Bud relished any opportunity to share stories of his family heritage.

   Bud was happiest outdoors and with animals. His children cherish their memories of having a menagerie of farm animals and pets at their home on Beechwood Street. His dog and cat companions always kept a special place in his heart. In recent years, he could often be found taking leisurely walks through the woods at Eagle Pond with his yellow lab, Jack. He was committed to conservation and environmental causes, including 4H. 

   He spent the last thirteen years with his family on Cape Cod where he became a dedicated member of the Cotuit Federated Church. His love for baseball and the Red Sox led him to the Cotuit Kettleers. You could always find Bud enjoying a cup of clam chowder behind home plate with his dog, Jack, by his side.

   Bud is predeceased by his devoted wife, Nancy Ericsson Knight, daughter Karen Knight, sister Jean Dewhurst and cousins Bill and Bob Seeley. He is survived by his daughter Audrey, sons Eric and Christopher, grandchildren Adrien, Scot, Ian, and Nora, great grandchildren Dylan, Brandon and Ellie, nieces Nancy, Noelle, and Gail and their families.

   The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Leah Williams, Elise George, Bill Johnson, VNA Hospice, and staff at Cape Cod Hospital for their loving care and companionship in his final years and days.

   Bud will be laid to rest at Woodside Cemetery in Cohasset, MA in a private ceremony. A memorial service will be held at the Cotuit Federated Church in July.

   In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Norman’s memory to the Barnstable Land Trust, 1540 Main St., W. Barnstable, MA 02668. Hold Bud in your heart the next time you take a walk in the woods and think of him the next time you enjoy a bowl of ice cream.

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