Mary (Dalton) Norton, beloved wife of Robert P. Norton, of Duxbury, passed peacefully on Sunday the 13th of October. She was born and raised in South Boston, MA, later residing in Dorchester. Her parents were John J. and Mary Griffin Dalton. She graduated from Saints Peter and Paul High School in 1946, later working as a medical secretary in the Boston area. She married Robert in 1954 and raised their family in Duxbury. She was predeceased by her son Robert Jr. She is survived by her husband Robert and her children Christopher J. Norton and his wife Sally of Spoffard, NH, Mary Ellen Norton Lindberg of Pawlet, VT, Andrew H.P. Norton and his partner Mary Bearce of Plympton, Paula Norton Rapp of Duxbury, Anne Norton and her husband James Lavalley of Kingston and Julie Norton Stewart and her husband Heyward Stewart of Portland, OR. Additionally, she has eight grandchildren who will miss her dearly. She wintered in Naples, FL, travelled extensively and enjoyed a wide circle of friends. She loved all animals and was a champion of animal rights. Funeral arrangements were made by the Bartlett Funeral Home, 338 Court Street, Plymouth. Calling hours were held on Wednesday, October 16, from 4-8 p.m. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Family Church in Duxbury on Thursday, October 17 at 10 a.m. Burial was at Mayflower Cemetery in Duxbury.
Published by Duxbury Reporter from Oct. 15 to Oct. 22, 2013.