Charles Carroll Norton
Published in BDN Maine
on April 11, 2012
BREWER and ZEPHYRHILLS,
Fla. - Charles Carroll Norton passed away peacefully April 7, 2012, in
Bangor. The son of Marcia (Reynolds) and Charles Norton Sr., he was born
July 25, 1924, in Eastport.
After graduating from Shead High School in 1940, he graduated from the
University of Maine with a mechanical engineering degree and later a master's
degree in education. Prior to his long career in education, he served
in the Army at Oak Ridge, Tenn., where he worked on the Manhattan Project.
In 1947 he married Mary Brewer and returned to Eastport to begin his teaching
career. He was a teacher, coach and principal at Shead High School, principal
at Machias High School, and assistant principal/AD at Brewer High School.
Upon his retirement in 1978, he took a job surveying. Chick was a devoted
husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who loved spending
time with his family. In his spare time, he enjoyed boating, lobstering,
hunting, fishing and golfing. He had a special appreciation for the family
property at Birch Point in Perry, where he spent most summers.
For more than 20 winters, he lived in Zephyrhills, Fla., where he enjoyed
golfing and being with friends and family.
An accomplished athlete, Charles played basketball, baseball and football
at the University of Maine. He played baseball in the service where he
was offered a Triple A contract with the New York Yankees. After playing
professional baseball for a year, he returned to Maine to teach and coach.
He continued to play basketball and baseball with his brother, Omar on
the Eastport Lobsters for many years.
Charles is survived by his sister-in-law and companion, Frances Barker
of Winslow; his son, Richard and wife, Linda, of Holden; and daughters,
Jane Greenlaw and fiance, Brad Peakes, of Brewer and Patricia Norton and
partner, Rick Marks, of Winslow; five grandchildren, Katie and Sarah Norton
and Brian, Ben and Brad Greenlaw; five great-grandchildren, Grace, Emma,
Brent, Libby and Liam; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Norton and Hazel Warren;
nephews, William Barker, John Warren and Paul Warren; and niece, Janet
Ware. His wife, Mary; brother, Omar; and son-in-law, Richard Greenlaw,
The family wishes to give special thanks to all the folks at Winterberry
Heights for their concern and care. A funeral service will be held 11
a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 South
Main St., Brewer. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation
and refreshments after the service in the Family Reception Rooms.
Those who wish may make gifts in Charles' memory to ALS Association, NNE
Chapter, The Concord Center, 10 Ferry St., Suite 309, Concord, NH 03301
or Community Health and Counseling, Hospice Services, P.O. Box 425, Bangor,