Doreen S. Norton, 61

Doreen Norton

NORWAY — Doreen S. (Kennerson) Norton, 61, of South Paris, died unexpectedly early Thursday morning, March 1, 2018 at the Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway.

She was born on July 13, 1956 in Portland, the daughter of, Richard Earl and Norma Ann (Mansell) Kennerson. She attended local schools, graduating from Deering High School and went on to attend nursing school. As a young woman, she worked as a CNA in the Portland area and in the state of Virginia.

Doreen had many interests including gardening, canning, crafts, animals, beano, an occasional trip to the casino and time spent with family. She also enjoyed visiting Peaks Island during the summers.

She is survived by her children, Glenn Earle Jr. of Oxford, Shannon Valiente of South Paris and Jessica Patten of Norway; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren including David Kennerson of Raymond.

She was predeceased by her parents; a sister, Denise Brown; and an infant son, David Royal Earle.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the South Paris Fire Station, 137 Western Avenue in South Paris. Words of condolence and tribute may be shared at

Arrangements are in the care of the Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris.

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