Margaret E. Norton, 86

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BATH — Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy” Norton, 86, died peacefully Sept. 23 with her family by her side.

Born in Bristol on June 2, 1924, she was a daughter of Stephen and Florence (Weeks) Prentice, and attended  local schools.  

She loved dancing, and met her future husband, Everett W. Norton, at the Lakehurst Dance Hall in Damariscotta.

They were married on Aug. 9, 1942, and had three children together.

For more than 20 years she worked as a cosmetics and jewelry buyer for Senters Department Store in Brunswick. Later on, she was employed for many years at the InTown Shop until she retired in 2006.  

Always willing to help others, she volunteered at the Bath Memorial Hospital Coffee Shop.

An avid sports fan, she enjoyed attending her grandsons’ sporting events.  

She also loved her cats, sewing, gardening and bowling, and had a passion for shopping.

She was predeceased by her husband Everett in 2005, her daughter Margaret E. Norton,  and two brothers, Kenneth and Keith Prentice.

Survivors include her two children, Stephen Norton and his wife Dianne of Freeport and Barbara Walker and her husband Ken of Bath; three grandsons; Cullen Walker and his wife Christine, Chad Walker and his wife Krista and Casey Walker and his companion Katie Rouillard, all of Bath; two great-granddaughters, Kaylee and Gabrielle Walker; a sister, Mary Ella Prior of Bristol, and a brother, Stephen Prentice of Round Pond; and several nieces and nephews.  

Memorial donations may be made to the Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine, HART, P.O. Box 351, Cumberland, ME 04021; or CHANS Home Health Care, 60 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, ME  04011

Memorial services were held earlier this week.

Arrangements are by David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath.

Memorial condolences can be shared with her family at

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