Obituary: David James Norton (1967-2012)

Posted on October 30, 2012 in News, Obituary
By Kirsten Sylvain

Condolences left by friends and family describe Norton as dedicated, generous and bright with a friendly and engaging personality. He loved his job at USM and his co-workers and was often putting in extra hours. He will be greatly missed, not only by his family at home, but also by the family that he left behind here at USM.

Obituary: David James Norton, 45, of Portland passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 15, 2012 at Maine Medical Center in Portland surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Sept. 28, 1967 in Farmington the son of Hubert E. and Linda J. (French) Norton. He graduated from Mt. Abram High School and then attended USM where he has worked ever since as a Senior Communications Specialist. David loved his job and the people he worked with in the University of Maine system. In his free time he enjoyed hiking, photography, camping, and his annual trip to Acadia. His family was very important to him, especially his nephews whom he adored. His parents loved his trips home to spoil them for Mothers Day and Fathers Day.

David is survived by his parents Linda and Hubert of Kingfield; his sister Tara Dubay and her husband Chad of Industry; his brother Jonathan Norton and his wife Annette of Brunswick; two nephews whom he was very close to, Chad Jr. and Samuel; his Aunt Beverly; his Uncle Richard; and his cousins Kathy, Julie, Scott, and Delaney. He was predeceased by his grandparents.

Those wishing to can make donations in David’s memory to the David Norton Scholarship Fund, c/o Franklin-Somerset Federal Credit Union, Kingfield Branch, 476 Main St., Kingfield, Maine 04947 to benefit a student entering computer science studies. Condolences for the family may be sent through the funeral home’s website at www.adamsmcfarlane.com