Pauline A. Norton, 85

Pauline Norton

Pauline Norton

WATERFORD — Pauline Andrews Norton, 85, of Waterford and Branford, Fla., died suddenly on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at her son Wyatt’s home in Waterford.

She was born on Nov. 20, 1928, in Chatham, N.H., the daughter of Lawrence L. and Hattie I. Bean. She had 12 brothers and sisters. As a child, she lived with her mother’s cousin, Florence (“Grammy”) Brown and her husband, Richard, of South Waterford. On June 29, 1946, she married William E. Andrews. They lived together in Waterford for 35 years and had seven children. Her greatest love was her family.

Mrs. Norton was a homemaker until 1964, when she went to work for the Crooked River Dowell Company and later for C.B. Cummings for 21 years, until she retired in 1985. In retirement, she spent her winters in Florida, residing with her daughter, Deanna in Branford, Fla. She spent her summers in her beloved Maine, residing with her daughter, Priscilla, her son Wyatt, both of Waterford, and her grandson of Waterville. She loved crocheting, reading, walking and riding her three-wheeled bicycle. She particularly loved making afghans, and every family member was blessed with at least one of her creations. It is also a long-cherished family belief that she was the original creator of the whoopie pie as hers were certainly the best. A particular enjoyment for her was attending services at the First Congregational Church in South Paris, and hearing her longtime friend and pastor, Don Mayberry, deliver his sermons.

She is survived by her sister, Camilla Mowatt, of Oxford; her son, Newell Andrews, of Waterford and Hamden, Conn.; her daughters, Peggy Merrill, of Norway, Allison Michaud of Glenburn, Priscilla Gammon of Waterford, Deanna Warming of Branford, Fla., and Rosemary Harmon of South Paris; and her son, Wyatt Andrews, of Waterford; and 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husbands, William Andrews and Anthony Norton.

Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements are in the care of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford.

A celebration of her life will take place at the First Congregational Church in South Paris on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. A private family burial will follow at Bisbeetown Cemetery in Waterford. Memorial contributions may be made in Pauline’s name to Stoneham Rescue, P.O. Box 42, Stoneham, ME 04231.

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