Paul S. Norton

March 12, 1953November 23, 2013
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Paul S. Norton, 60, SSGT USAF (Ret), of Papillion, NE died November 23rd after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Portland, ME, a son of Paul and Mary Margaret Norton and graduate of Portland High School's class of 1972. During his 20 years in the US Air Force he served overseas and was a Gulf War Veteran. Member of the American Legion Post 32 and Saint Columbkille Parish in Papillion, NE. Loyal employee and volunteer with Midlands Hospital. Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Claire. Survived by his wife Sally and children Kathleen Wilch, Papillion, Doug (Lindsey) Wilch, Kearney, MO, Sarah (Brandon) Wilch-Hillman and Margaret (Bryan) Davis, Omaha, NE. Grandchildren: Matthew, Nathan, Paul, Harper and Katelyn. Sisters: Mary Jane Norton, Portland, ME, Mary Regina (Gina) Norton, Cape Elizabeth, ME, Margaret Grazewski, Portland, ME. Brothers: Christopher (Liz) Norton, New Castle, ME, Brian (Donna) Norton, Plymouth, MA Many nieces and nephews and loving brother-in-law to the extended Deane Family. Visitation will be on December 6th from 1-8pm at Kahler Dolce Mortuary in Papillion, NE with an open religious ceremony from 5-5:30pm and a celebration of Paul Norton's Life following from 5:30 - 8pm. Funeral Service and Mass will be on December 7th at 10:30am at Saint Columbkille Catholic Church in Papillion, NE. Burial at Cedar Dale Cemetery and luncheon to follow. Donation Memorials to Mission Church, Boston, MA or the Dana Farber Research Center, Boston, MA


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 7, 2013

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Howie Chadbourne

March 15, 2014

To my dismay I just found out that my childhood friend from Libbytown Paul had passed away last year. To the Norton family I pass on my condolences. His wonderful smile will always be remembered.

December 29, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Paul's passing. He was a very good friend and team mate. Paul and I have know each other since the 3rd grade. He will be sadly missed.

Steven Brewster, Falmouth, Me

Robert Giampetruzzi

December 15, 2013

My sincere condolences to the Norton family. I just heard of Paul's passing today when I bumped into Becky Rand. Although I hadn't seen Paul in many years, I remember him fondly from when we ran cross-country and track at King Junior High. Paul was a champion then, and from all these tributes, it sounds as though that's the way he lived his entire life. God bless and rest in peace.

Russell Soule

December 13, 2013

I was sad to learn today about Paul's passing. Paul was one of my best friends in high school. He was one of the nicest people and never had a harsh word to say about anyone. The world is a little bit darker today. Rest in peace my old friend!

Janeen Ryan

December 11, 2013

We met Paul and Sally at Dana Farber in December of 2010 and have been fast friends ever since. Sally, you were loved in a special way, by a special man and you shared a wonderful gift in your marriage. I am privileged to have known Paul. I take comfort in thinking of him up there with Larry now. Much love to you Sally.

Lynette (Ristau-Jones) Barber

December 10, 2013

RIP Paul as you are amongst the angels now and are no longer suffering. Prayers to the family. I was stationed with Paul at Loring AFB. Paul always was a happy fella.

Denny & Mary Lou Toolan

December 9, 2013

Our lives are richer because we knew Paulie. He was our altar boy and that is how we will remember him. Go Irish -- You played like a champion -- you made it home.

Robert Kendall

December 8, 2013

I served with Paul in the air force and can say that he was one of the nicest man I have ever met. He made our deployment to Saudi Arabia bearable with his kindness and such a great attitude. I am ver y sorry to hear of his passing. He wil be missed by all of us who where lucky to know him.

Dorothy Stoll

December 7, 2013

To a true hero who helped to bring many people together. A true gift was what Paul gave with his presents. Thank you Sally and Paul for coming to us. Love John and Dorothy

Robert Knowles

December 6, 2013

Its hard to believe you are no longer with us. Paul Norton you will be missed terribly. All our love with Sally and others during this difficult time.