Bennett Norton, Jr. ’43-2
STANDISH – Bennett Norton, Jr., age 90, died peacefully on April 7, 2015, at Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Portland, on Sept. 28, 1924, the son of Bennett and Christine Norton, Sr. and graduated in 1942 from South Portland High School. He is a 1943 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy after which he sailed for Mystic Steamship Company on the Liberty Ship, The Hannibal Hamlin. He is a veteran of World War II.
Bennett was employed by Portland Pipe Line for 33 years from where he has been retired for many years. Until recent years, he enjoyed biking, making wood crafts, helping other property owners in Wards Cove on the shores of Sebago Lake, working his wood pile, and volunteering many hours for the Sebago Center Community Church in Sebago.
Bennett was predeceased by his first wife Adrienne; second wife, Nancy; son Eric; his sisters Jean Norton, Joan Stanford, Susanne Earle; and daughter-in-law Lucia Compton. He is survived by his son, Joel Norton of Westbrook, stepdaughter and son-in-law, Susan and William Cassidy of Standish and Calais, stepson, Randall Compton of Sebago, daughter-in-law, Sylvia Norton of Falmouth and Chicago, brother-in-law, Leland Stanford of Scarborough, brother-in-law, Maynard Ingraham, Jr. and his wife Joyce of Rockport; and seven grandchildren, Heather Lawler, Adam Norton, George Norton, Randee Lyn and Patrick Cassidy, Karen and Jeremy Compton; and four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Cassidy, Abigail and Jack Cramer, Madelynne Norton, and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held at Sebago Center Community Church, 403 Bridgton Rd (Rt. 107) in Sebago from 1-2 p.m., prior to the funeral service which will take place at 2 p.m., also at the church, on Sunday, April 12, 2015. A lakeside service at Wards Cove, Sebago Lake, will be held in late August in memory of Ben and his sister, Susanne who passed away on March 4, 2015. Time and date for that service will be announced later in the spring. Arrangements by the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Rd., Windham. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions can be made to the
Sebago Center Community Church
PO Box 212
Sebago, Maine 04029