Vincent Hubby Norton

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Vincent "Hubby" Norton

July 05, 1936 - August 31, 2018

Belfast Vincent "Hubby" Norton, 82, of Belfast, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2018, surrounded by family. He was born in Beals, Maine, in 1936, to Riley and Beatrice (Kent) Norton.
Vincent spent his childhood in Beals, where he was known by all as Hubby. His passion for basketball led him off the island to compete in tournaments throughout Maine, eventually leading him to play on the winning team in the 1956 State Championship, where he set a record for foul shots that survived for ten years. Along the way, he met a rival team's cheerleader who would later become the love of his life.
After a brief time serving in Korea with the U.S. Army, Vincent returned to Maine and married June Allen in 1962. Together they raised their children, Alison and Tony, in Belfast. Over the years Vincent worked for a variety of local businesses, including Perry's Nut House, Ducktrap River Fish Farm, and most recently, Rite-Aid. Vincent made friends everywhere he went, and he loved making small talk with anyone he happened to come across. He loved giving people silly nicknames, cheering on the Celtics and the Orioles, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Vincent was predeceased by his parents, Riley and Beatrice (Kent) Norton; and sister, Mabel (Norton) Drisko. He is survived by his wife, June (Allen) Norton; two children, Alison Timerding and husband, Mark, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Tony Norton and wife, Jennifer, of Cambridge, Massachusetts; siblings, Oscar Norton of Beals, George Norton of Belfast, Rita Norton of Eastport, and Melrose Norton of Woodstock, New Brunswick; grandchildren, Kasey Timerding and Maxton Norton; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Vincent was a kind, gentle man who touched the lives of many. He will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 8, at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Visitation with Vincent's family will be held 10:30-11:30 a.m. Service will be held at noon with a reception to follow. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at www.ripostafh.com.
Published on September 5, 2018
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Lita Bagley ( Pineo)
Sep 05, 2018
June & family, so truly sorry for your loss!
Luther and Alice Beal
Sep 05, 2018
I have fond memories of working at Pleasant River Canning Co. with Vincent. I believe the phrase in his obituary "Vincent was a kind, gentle man" says it best. our love and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Linda Alley Tarr
Sep 05, 2018
So sorry to hear about Hubby’s passing. He was a wonderful person. I remember him well growing up. God Bless ! RIP Hubby.
Vickie Norton Schelling
Sep 05, 2018
Our prayers and thoughts are with you Aunt June, Tony, Allison and their families. Marty and I had an awesome time visiting with you all that Sunday. Lots of laughs and memories!!!!
Napoleon Beal
Sep 05, 2018
I haven't seen Hubby in years but I most vividly remember one special meeting. I was 9 or 10 when he came to visit my mother(his aunt Adeline) I was outside throwing a knife at a tree. He asked if he could try and I told him, "No, that's the only dood knife I got." Ever since that day he called me Dood knife! He was a great man!
Gynger,genesta,bobbie
Sep 05, 2018
So sorry we will all miss you
Isabelle Seavey Martin
Sep 05, 2018
Will always remember Hubby,a great person.I spent as much time at his parents home as I did my own.A great family,he will be missed by many.