Elsie Leah (Brown) Norton

January 18, 1924 ~ October 29, 2021 (age 97)


Elsie Leah (Brown) Norton, 97 of North Berwick, ME passed away October 29, 2021 at her home.

 She was born January 18, 1924, daughter of Lester and Fannie (Corbett) Brown in Pembroke, ME and graduated Pembroke High School in 1942. She married Melvin Norton in June of 1942.

 Elsie loved animals especially German Shepard dogs, which she owned all her life and fed the birds year-round.  She worked for Davidson Textron in Dover, NH, retiring after 25 years.  Her other jobs included cotton and woolen mills, MSAD 60 and Berwick Academy.

 Elsie was well-known for her homemade crafts and participated at the local PTO Craft fair held in North Berwick until the age of 94.

 She was pre-deceased by her husband of 67 years, a brother, Ernest Brown, sister Geraldine Thompson, sons Douglas Norton and Wendell Norton and grandson Michael Norton.  Elsie leaves behind her son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Marlene Norton of North Berwick; two sisters, Phyllis Sprague of Baileyville, ME and Laverne Pelletier of Winslow, ME, a brother David Brown of Pembroke, ME; 6 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

 Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 1pm in the Hillside Cemetery, High Street, North Berwick, ME.  Friends who wish may contribute to Emma’s Angels Animal Rescue, 30 Meetinghouse Road, North Berwick ME 03906.

 Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home, North Berwick, ME.  Condolences may be expressed at




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Graveside Services
November 3, 2021

1:00 PM
Hillside Cemetery, North Berwick


Emma's Angels Rescue
30 Meetinghouse Road, North Berwick ME 03906

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