From a contemporary press report:
Normand Arthur Ste. Marie, 67, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served largely in intelligence assignments and then was a civilian intelligence analyst, died November 17, 1997 at a hospital in Rockledge, Florida. He had a heart ailment.
Colonel Ste. Marie lived in the Washington area off and on from the late 1950s until the mid-1990s, when he moved from Arlington County to Rockledge. He served in the Army for 27 years and was posted to Germany, Canada and Vietnam, where he served two tours during the war. He also was assigned to the alert center at the Defense Intelligence Agency.
After he retired from the military in 1981, he worked for defense contractors in the Washington area.
Colonel Ste. Marie was a native of Biddeford, Maine, and a graduate of the University of Maine. He received a master's degree in experimental psychology at Tulane University and attended the Command and General Staff College.
His honors included a Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and Meritorious Service and Army Commendation medals.
He was a member of Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington.
His marriage to Virginia Ste. Marie ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Ste. Marie of Rockledge; four children from his first marriage, Denise Ste. Marie-Barry of Springfield, Lisa Ste. Marie and Christine Ste. Marie Lemnitzer, both of Arlington, and Stephen Ste. Marie of Virginia Beach; two stepchildren, Shaun Dougherty of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Steven Dougherty of Sarasota, Fla.; a brother and two grandchildren.
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