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William A. Houghton

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William Adolf Houghton "Billy", age 85, of Norton passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton after a long illness. He is survived by his companion Josephine Johnston, his brother John Houghton, wife Evelyn of Norton, sister Barbara Powers (late husband James) of Hingham, predeceased by his brother Charles wife June of Hingham. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Born in Hingham, Mass. on February 27, 1929, he was the loving son of the late William A. and Alice M. (Sammett) Houghton. He grew up in Hingham and was a 1946 graduate of Hingham High School, during which he was active in the 4H, raised cows and showed them at fairs and sold their milk at Producer's Dairy in Brockton. Billy served on the Board of Directors for the Bristol County Farm Bureau, was a member of the Jersey Cattlemen's Association and was a supporter and former member of the 4H Club in Hingham and Norton. In 1959, the farm was moved to Norton to start Houghton's Farm where he eventually sold his milk to Salois Dairy in R.I. His many nieces and nephews have fond memories of their time spent at The Houghton Farm with uncle Billy. He loved attending auctions, fairs and visiting with family and friends. He also enjoyed following the New England sports teams. His funeral Mass, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be celebrated Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 1 Power Street, Norton. Burial will be private. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, Sept. 15, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp St. (Off Rte. 140, Taunton Ave.) Norton. In lieu of flowers, the family have asked that donations be made to: East Middleboro 4H Club,183 Thompson St., Middleboro, Ma 02346.

Published in The Patriot Ledger on Sept. 15, 2014
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