Joan V Norton

July 21, 1923December 9, 2012

Joan Viola Norton, 89, of Skowhegan, passed away on Sunday December 9, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family and friends. She was born July 21, 1923 in Natick, MA, the daughter of Richard T. Young and Velma A (Otte) Young. She graduated from Bath High School, she graduated from St. Mary Nursing College in Lewiston with a degree in Nursing and she also attended one year at Yale University for Surgical Nursing. Joan married Nelson Norton February 4, 1948; he passed on September 25, 1983. Joan worked many years as a Registered Nurse at the Redington Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan. She was a past member of the Somerset Samplers in Skowhegan. She enjoyed reading, quilting, and she loved spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her three children; Leah Tessier of Skowhegan, Sherl Chouinard of Skowhegan, Joe Norton and his wife Leigh of Belgrade, four grandchildren; Tracey, Barrett, Corey and AJ, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, three children; Latchia Norton, Arlyce Jewell, and Beth Norton, three brothers; Richard, George and Robert Young, two grandchildren; Duncan Chouinard and Alex Jewell. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday December 15, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church, Water St., Skowhegan, Maine, with Father John Mazzei officiating. A burial will be held in the spring at the Calvary Cemetery in Skowhegan. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine. Donations may be made in Joan’s memory to the Senior Spectrum Somerset Center, 30 Leavitt St. #1, Skowhegan, Maine 04976


  • Funeral Service Friday, December 14, 2012

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Somerset Samplers

December 17, 2012

We are sorry to hear of Joan's passing. She was a member of Somerset Samplers for many years. We are still using some of Joan's fabric stash to make Comfort Quilts.


December 14, 2012

So sorry to hear about your mom-may all the special memories help you to get thru this very sad time. Hugs to all!

Lorrie McKusick Dubay

December 12, 2012

So very sorry to hear of your mother passing she was a very very dear woman, our prayers and blessings are with each and everyone of you..

Laurie Greenleaf-Lightbody

December 12, 2012

So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a wonderful Lady. She was strong and had a great sense of humor, and I see that in all her children. You were very blessed to have a Mom like her. Love you all.

December 12, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family; Joan was a sweet person, gave me a nurses aid course and was always there if you needed her she will be missed. Pat & Dale Tibbetts

Jeff Sprague

December 11, 2012

Joe, Leah, Sherl and family,

Your mother was a wonderful person in every way. I always enjoyed doing business with her and have fond memories of those moments.

My sympathies to you all and God bless.



brenda oakes

December 11, 2012

My prayers and condolences for you and your family. I am sorry to hear of your loss.

Eileen (Boots) Blanchard

December 11, 2012

So sorry to hear about your mother. I worked with her at the hospital many years ago. She was such a fun lady to be around.

kathy johnson

December 11, 2012

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.. Kathy & Bill Johnson