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Norton, David

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Norton, David D., 86, of Norwood, MA, passed away at home on April 16, 2018, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born in Newton, MA, he was the son of the late Dr. Hermon and Doris (Berry) Norton.

Beloved husband for 63 years of his devoted wife and best friend, Beverly (Bain) Norton. He leaves his son David Norton & wife Jackie of Middleboro, his daughter Susan Barner & husband Steven of Westwood, his daughter the late Cheryl Collins & husband Robert of Mansfield, his grandchildren Alex & Ethan Norton, Hayley, Nicholas & Katie Barner and Stephanie Collins. Also survived by his siblings, Abigail Daley & husband John of Arizona, Stephen Norton & wife Natalie of Maine, the late Robert Norton & wife Virginia of Uxbridge, MA, the late Allan Bain & wife Gloria of Medway, MA and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from M.I.T. in 1956 and had a wonderful long career at Northrop Corporation. He loved skiing (until age 84!!), spending time with family and working with his hands on the numerous projects he had at home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. A celebration of his life is open to all and will be held on Saturday June 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the home of his daughter Susan at 990 High Street, Westwood, MA. Casual dress is required!

Guestbook Entries

  1. Bill Galvin
    April 27th, 2018 | 10:12 pm

    The Galvins send their condolences to Beverly and all of Dave’s family.
    It was a privilege to have Dave as my supervisor early in my career at Northrop. He was a dedicated engineer and I was the “bean counter”. Somehow we survived and I learned a lot about engineering, camping, skiing, cooperation, and how to focus on the task at hand. Dave was a great teacher. I was fortunate to know him.

  2. Virginia Millo
    April 28th, 2018 | 8:12 am

    Sad news. Dave was one of the really good guys. Thoughts and prayers go out to Bev and the rest of the family.

  3. David A Ross
    April 28th, 2018 | 10:55 am

    I was saddened to hear of the death of Dave Norton. I worked with Dave at Northrop for over 30 years and remember him for his high ethical standards, his engineering professionalism, and his sense of humor. We did important work together and he was an outstanding person and fun to be around.

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