James B. Norton
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Addison - James B. Norton, 80, of Addison died peacefully on March 25, 2020. James was born July 13, 1939 to Woodrow and Helen (Robbins) Norton. After graduating from Addison High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he retired as Master Sergeant after over 20 years of service.
James is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Ellen (Burns) Norton; his daughter Nicky and her husband Todd; his son Marcus and his wife Amy; his daughter Susan; as well as his grandchildren, whom he adored, Dillan, TJ, Haeden and Grace. He is survived by his sister Nancy and her husband Vern; brother Dickie and his wife Rose Marie; as well as his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Woodrow and Helen, and his brother Philip Norton.
He will always be fondly remembered by his loving family and special friends as well as his in-laws and their children in Rhode Island.
At his request, there will be no funeral services. The family extends a special thank you to the staff at DECH, Marshall Healthcare and McClure Family Funeral Services for the wonderful care they provided for him.
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Published on March 26, 2020


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Mar 31, 2020
To the family and friends of Jimmy,
I met Jimmy when I was assigned to the 509th BMW, NH. I was assigned in the Quality Control Section where he worked. We had established something in common. He was from Addison and my wife's grandparents had a camp in Harrington. From that point on, we became great friends. Jimmy always had a great sense of humor. We had to take turns cleaning the men's bathroom. And, still today, I remember a note he posted on the wall in front of the urinals: For those with short stacks and low manifold pressure, Please taxi closer to the urinal"! Jimmy was also very instrumental helping me and family to move from on-base to a home in Wells, Maine. After our retirements,
... I stopped to see him in Addison from time to time.
May he rest in peace and God bless his family.
John and Bonnie Van Dyke
Brewer, Maine
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Kevin Hight
Mar 30, 2020
So sorry for your loss...my sincere condolences to your family and friends.
Craig Bowden
Mar 29, 2020
So sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. Hugs to his wife and kids. Hope to be able to see you all soon. From the family of Esther Ames Bowden
Debbie wallace
Mar 29, 2020
So glad to have been able to meet James. He was a great guy and will be missed.
Mar 28, 2020
Andy Santerre
Mar 27, 2020
Jimmy was a great guy and always a great friend to my father Louie. They had some great times together moving mobile homes around the state. Jimmy was a riot! I always liked seeing him and he was always laughing and having fun! He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. My condolences to Nicky, Marcus and his entire family. Andy Santerre
Russell James Ames and Kathy Ames
Mar 27, 2020
Russell was just telling me a story. As a young man, he would often visit the Norton farm with his mother, Teresa, and sister, Esther. They would stay several days. This gave James, Dickie and Russell a chance to enjoy the farm and also a chance to raise H—-! He remembers Uncle Woodrow’s father who also lived there and raised horses for St. Regis Paper Company to use in the woods up on the airline. He also remembers he and Dickie and James sleeping upstairs and peeking down through the register in the kitchen watching the folks playing poker and the men drinking a little beer. Uncle Woodrow would yell up at them to get back to bed, pretending to be mad, but he really wasn’t. Russell...s father, George, would leave Teresa and the kids there for a few days, travel back to Bucksport to work, and pick them up later. One of the highlights of Russell’s life after they moved to Bucksport, was to get back to Washington County to visit the Norton and Robbins families. James was a wonderful guy and will be sorely missed. Love and condolences, Russ and KathyRead more
Sharon and Dennis
Mar 27, 2020
Sorry for your loss. He was a good man .
Nick and Joyce Kanavos
Mar 27, 2020
Our heartfelt sympathies to Ellen and all the Norton family.
We always enjoyed his quick wit and ready smile.
James will always be fondly remembered.
Bob and Pam Young
Mar 27, 2020
Always our friend, a good man.
Ruth smith
Mar 27, 2020
So sorry for your loss..prayers to you all..