Edward J. Norton
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of Fitchburg, MA; 72
FITCHBURG, MA -- Edward J. Norton 72, of Fitchburg, MA. passes away at UMass Memorial Healthcare Worcester, MA. on Sunday January 13, 2013 after a long illness.
He was born on August 6,1940 the son of James and Marie (Boisse) Norton. He lived in Fitchburg all of his life. He served in the National Guard for 20 years. He was the owner of the Lakeview Club in Lunenburg, MA. for 22 years, where many of his customers were like his family. He also worked as a truck driver for Polar Beverage Co. He was a longtime active and life member of the Fitchburg Lodge of Elks #847 and served as Exaulted Ruler, He was also a member of the Eastwood Club, and the Amvets.
He was an avid fan of NASCAR and enjoyed going to many races of the years with family and friends. He was an avid golfer enjoyed playing darts and snowmobiling and watching New England sports. He was a terrific father, husband and friend too many. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years Linda I. (Lanson) Norton, his son Scott Norton and his wife Nancy of Woburn, MA. two daughters, Christine Collins and her companion Jim Lucci of Fitchburg, MA, and Danielle Norton and her companion Scott Shortsleeve whom Ed called him his son, one brother Philip Norton of Athol, MA., seven grandchildren, Troy Collins, Nick Collins, Ashley Norton, Amber Cutting, Tim Norton, Sarah Norton, and Elizabeth Norton, four great- grandchildren, and two nieces.
NORTON -- The funeral will be held on Thursday January 17, 2013 with a Mass at 10a.m. in St. Bernard Parish @ St. Camillus De Lellis Church, 333 Mechanic St., Fitchburg, MA. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Calling hours at the funeral home are on Wednesday evening from 6 until 8p.m. The Lavery Chartrand & Alario Funeral Home, 99 Summer St., Fitchburg, MA. is directing. WWW.LCAFH.COM
Lavery, Chartrand & Alario Funeral Home
99 Summer St. Fitchburg, MA 01420
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Jan. 15, 2013