Obituary for Luella M. Norton (Taylor)
Norway – Luella M. Norton, 90, a resident of Jay, formerly of Livermore, went to join her beloved husband Mason, Wednesday, January 3rd at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway, surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 21, 1927 in York Village, the daughter of Howard O. Taylor and Doris M. (Grant) Taylor. She attended Bryant Pond School in Woodstock, leaving before graduation to go to work to help her family. Luella worked as an assembler at Norwalk Shoe in North Jay for 30 years and also at Shapiro Brothers Shoe Co in Auburn. Luella was also known by the nickname Blondie. On July 17, 1969 she married Mason Norton and they made their home on Norton Road in Livermore. Luella loved the farm life and touring the Maine Fairs with Mason doing the Oxen Pulls. Mason passed away September 14, 2015 after 46 years of marriage. She was an avid “Beano” player and also enjoyed “Junk-In” (Finding/Selling Antiques & Collectibles) at the flea market on Cottage Street in Norway. She had a green thumb for exotic plants and adored her 2 cats Babe and Tommy. She is survived by her daughter, Juanita Jordan of Livermore, her son, Carroll Gillespie and his wife Christina of Brownfield; 2 grandsons, Brad Jordan of Livermore and Mark Gillespie and his wife Cindy of Norridgewock; 3 great-grandchildren, Deliliah Jordan, Collin Gillespie, & Roseanna Binette; 2 great-great grandchildren Carter Binette and Lila Gillespie; nephew Don Carter and his wife Wanda of Surry, and their family; as well as legions of other relatives and beloved friends. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Mason, sister Bernice (Taylor) Carter, and daughter Daisy May. The family would also like to extend a special heartfelt thanks to; Dr. David J Kumaki of Western Maine Primary Care for his many years of outstanding and compassionate health care service, the loving & devoted staff at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway, Elder Independence Maine, Seniors Plus, Meals on Wheels, Home Care for Maine, Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, Madison Avenue Associates, and all the amazing friends who helped, with her wish, to live independently at home. Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com
Norton – Luella M. Norton, 90, of Jay, Maine, formerly of Livermore, passed away, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in Norway, Maine. Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM on Sunday, January 14th at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. Visitation will be Saturday, January 13th from 1-4 PM at the funeral home. Interment in the spring at Jay Hill Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Jay, Maine.