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Patricia Norton

AGE: 87 • Locust

Patricia Norton passed away at home on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Born Patricia Dee O'Connor in Bayshore, Long Island into a vaudeville family, she was performing on stage from the time she was 6 months old. A gifted singer and dancer, "Patsy" performed in several movies and was on Broadway at 10 years old, sharing the stage with Ethel Merman in "Panama Hattie". She met her husband, Gene Norton, while singing with the Harry James Orchestra, and was married until his death in 2010. She retired from performing in 1955 but continued teaching dance into her 60's.

She is survived by her daughter Karen Norton and her husband Robert Pyne; granddaughters Amanda and Sarah Pyne; nieces, nephews and cousins and people who found her to be a loyal friend.

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, July 8th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Home Care Hospice at or mail to Hospice Development Department,

80 Main Street, Suite 210, West Orange, NJ 07052.
Published in Asbury Park Press on July 6, 2017
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