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Richard Norton, Sr.

November 22, 1946 — January 11, 2021

Richard Louis Norton, Sr., 74, husband of Ruth Ann Squires Norton and a resident of Melfa, VA, formerly of Eastport, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021, at Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, VA. A native of Southampton, NY, he was the son of the late James L. Norton and the late Irene Kacinski Norton. He was a retired engineer for Grumman Aerospace.

In addition to his loving wife, Richard is survived by two children, Richard L. Norton, Jr., of Melfa, and Amy Norton Rogers and her husband, Randy, of Southold, NY; one sister, Marilyn Hidenlang and her husband, David, of Randolph, NJ; a granddaughter, Rebecca Rogers, of Southold; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions a celebration of life service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Melfa United Methodist Church, 19444 Main Street, Melfa, VA 23410.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

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