KENNEBUNK - Norman Kenneth Hawkins, 75, of Kennebunk, formerly of Springfield, MA, died Monday April 1, 2013 at a Portland hospital with his wife Marianne by his side. He was born in Great Barrington, MA a son of William Kenneth Hawkins and Virginia Blanche Oppermann. Norman grew up in the Glendale area of Stockbridge, MA. Norman was a 1959 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. From 1959 thru 1963 Norman served stateside with the United States Air Force as a Psychiatric Clinic Specialist. Following his military service he returned to Massachusetts. In February 1964 he accepted a position as City Planner for the City of Springfield. In 1985 he was promoted to Assistant Planning Director. Following his retirement from the City of Springfield in 1997, he worked as a private consultant for several municipalities in Massachusetts. He was a former member of the Springfield Elks Lodge and had attended Trinity Methodist Church of Springfield. While in Springfield, Norman was served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA and was active in Family Youth Services. On May 9, 1987 he married the love of his life, the former Marianne Pappas Strempek in Springfield. Norman and Marianne moved to Kennebunk in 2003, and continued to work as a private consultant for various municipalities in the area. He was an avid reader. Norman was predeceased by his parents and a brother Gary Hawkins. Survivors include his beloved wife Marianne Hawkins of Kennebunk; three children, Todd Hawkins and wife Joanne of Springfield, MA, Lisa Roberts of Springfield, MA, Scott Hawkins of Springfield, MA; three stepsons, Michael Strempek and partner Leo LaPlante of South Portland and New York City, Darren Strempek and wife Kelly of Ludlow, MA, Jason Strempek and wife Kara of So. Burlington, VT; grandchildren, Ashley Hawkins, Kyle Roberts, Kelly Roberts, Nico Strempek, Damon Strempek; two brothers, David Hawkins and wife Jackie of Glendale, MA, Kevin Hawkins and wife Donna of Southwick, MA; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Norman will be celebrated at 11 am on Sunday, April 14, at the Springfield Lodge of Elks, 440 Tiffany St., Springfield, MA. A memorial visitation will held from 2-4 pm on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Military rites will be rendered by the United States Air Force. Those desiring may make donations to the Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk, ME 04043.Online condolences may be expressed below.