Mary Katherine "Kate" Norton
Kate Norton passed away in London on July 4, 2021 at age 53. Born and raised in Rochester, Kate was a talented writer and journalist who attended Duke University, received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Rochester and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University. She spent much of her career as a business reporter for Bloomberg and BusinessWeek in London and Germany.
Kate loved travel, writing, reading, and keeping up with politics and business news. She was a loyal and caring friend with a great sense of humor and a hearty laugh. She will always be remembered for her strength and persistence in the face of adversity and her deep and abiding love for her friends and family.
Kate is survived by her mother, Joan (Donovan) Norton; her three siblings and their spouses: Michael (Monica), Meghan, and John (Sarah); and her nieces and nephews, who referred to her affectionately as "Aunt Kitty": Madeline, Kelsey, Ryley, Ryan, Emily, and Liam. She was predeceased by her beloved father, Robert Emmett Norton.
A private, family memorial will be held for Kate's family in Rochester. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Kate's memory to The Epilepsy Foundation.
Published by Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Aug. 6 to Aug. 9, 2021.