MATTAWAMKEAG – Norman E. “Buddy” Budge Sr., 82, husband of Shirley (Shedd) Budge, died June 16, 2008, at a Lincoln hospital. He was born June 9, 1926, in Philadelphia, the son of G. Smith Budge Jr. and Leola (Drake) Budge McGregor. Buddy was a veteran of World War II, serving in the D-Day invasion in Normandy. He enjoyed gardening and cooking. In addition to his wife, Shirley of Mattawamkeag, he is survived by a son, Norman Budge Jr. and his wife, Dorothy, of Millinocket Lake; a daughter, Barbara Budge Patterson and her husband, Keith, of Tennessee; three grandchildren, Aaron, Jonathan and James; two sisters-in-law, Emma Lambert of Louisiana and Maria Shedd of Mattawamkeag; an aunt, Dot Young; several cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his father and mother, he was predeceased by his stepfather, Howard McGregor. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gerald Craig officiating. Interment will be at Mattawamkeag Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice. For an online guest book, please visit