Norman E. DeBarros Sr. of Falmouth and formerly of Mashpee, died February 25 at the age of 84.
Known as Meatball, he was married to Pauline DeBarros for 57 years.
He was the son of Antonio DeBarros and Dorothy (Pina) DeBarros.
He coached baseball and hockey for more than 10 years and was president of Falmouth Little League. He built the press box and dugouts at the baseball field.
A versatile worker, Mr. DeBarros had been a mason for Harold Baker and a floor installer with the Carpet Barn; he worked for William C. Davis and the Steamship Authority. He was an able-bodied seaman, sold life insurance for Boston Mutual and was an Air Force mechanic. One of his first jobs was working in the cranberry bogs, and he had also been a bus driver. He would do any and all jobs to provide for his family.
He leaves a son, Norman E. DeBarros Jr. and his wife, Brooke DeBarros, of Falmouth; a daughter, Elizabeth DeBarros of Falmouth; two sisters, Mary DeBarros and Virginia Almeida; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other family.
He was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday, March 9, from 9 to 10:30 AM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street in Falmouth.
Following visitation, a funeral Mass will be said at 11 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, 167 East Falmouth Highway.
Burial will be private.