Petty Officer MMN3 Benjamin Edward Norman, 20, of Coventry, was involved in a fatal weather-related automobile accident, early Monday evening, Dec. 31, 2018. Born Oct. 4, 1998, in Manchester, Ben was the son of 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. There he met the love of his life and future fiancée, Asia Jurkiewicz. After one year of college, Ben enlisted in the Navy, where he was selected into an elite nuclear propulsion training program. In addition to his parents and fiance, Ben is survived by his brother, Daniel; his sister, Rebecca; his grandparents, Peg and Jim Burnett, and Bonnie and Michael Norman; nine cousins, and many, many loving uncles, aunts, and friends. Ben had a real joy of life and surrounded himself with a group of friends and family whom he truly loved. He will be sorely missed. May his memory always be a blessing. Shalom. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 4, at Beth Sholom B’nai Israel in Manchester.


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