The Fortin Group


Harry Taylor Norwood

September 11, 1930April 8, 2021

Harry Taylor Norwood entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on April 8th 2021 with his family at his side. He is survived by his beloved wife Barbara (Bobulis) of 66 years. A daughter Paula Herlihy, her husband David, grandson Joshua, wife Joy and great grandson Caleb. Grandson Benjamin and great granddaughters Isabelle and Mackenna. He also leaves behind a daughter Dawn, her husband Curmit, sister in law June Norwood and many nephews and nieces. He was the son of Gladys (Giles) and Earle L Norwood of Peabody, MA (originally from Bangor, ME). He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Kenneth and Earle. Harry was born in Peabody, MA. After graduating High School he enlisted in the Navy during the Korean War working as a machinist in the engine room aboard the aircraft carrier Tarawa. Harry met Barbara on a blind date in 1954 arranged by a Navy buddy. They were married in 1955. They lived in Peabody while he was working as a mechanic and eventually had a house built in Danvers, MA. They raised their family there while Harry worked as a machinist at General Electric in Lynn specializing in jet engine development until his retirement in 1992. On weekends before his retirement he spent his time lovingly rebuilding a riverside home in Madrid, ME were they spend much of their time with friends. Harry also bought a 12 acre hillside parcel of land with a beautiful mountain view and lovingly rebuilt a cabin for his family. Harry and Barbara also enjoyed traveling with their RV and eventually bought a home on the gulf coast of Florida where they wintered as snowbirds. Harry enjoyed bicycling, walking the beaches finding sharks teeth and he truly enjoyed the company of many dear friends. Harry was a quiet man who often shared his faith by helping others. Harry was a bit of a collector. He always had whatever was needed to save the day whenever something may have broken. You would often find Harry helping a friend. Harry held fast the the truth in verse II Corinthians 5:8, To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. A funeral service will be held at The Fortin Group, 217 Turner St. Auburn on Thursday April 15, 2021 at 10am followed by interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Peabody, MA.


  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Interment

    Thursday, April 15, 2021


Harry Taylor Norwood

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Martin Norwood

April 14, 2021

I am saddened to hear of my uncle passing and send my condolences to all who are close to him. He was as a wonderful man and helpful in so many ways.

When my family and I moved from the England to the United States Harry totally rebuilt and renovated a family home for us. If that wasn’t amazing enough...this is what I found even more amazing. I was visiting the house he was renovating for us, he learned that I needed a bookcase. He said follow me and we went down to the basement. He had his radial arm saw and some wooden boards there. He built for me a fairly large bookcase in what seemed like a few minutes. I will never forget that, for me that was truly amazing. I think this is what drove me to be the craftsman that I am today.