William F. Norton

  • Born: June 21, 1940
  • Died: October 24, 2019
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Bill by adding your memories and photos.

William F. Norton, 79, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at home on Thursday, October 24, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Barbara J. (Hanrahan) Norton. Son of the late John F. and Mildred E. (Gough) Norton, he was born in Boston and raised in Neponset. He was a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School, Class of 1958. Bill was a resident of Stoughton for 53 years. He was a Teamster for many years, driving for UPS and then for M.L. Trucking in Randolph. Bill loved boating and was a lifelong member of the Port Norfolk Yacht Club in Neponset. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Stoughton, the Randolph Elks, the Stoughton Irish-American Society and the Stoughton Grenadiers. He was the former longtime Chairman of the 4th of July Committee in Stoughton. He loved his Stoughton community and his greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Bill is survived by his children, Barbara M. (Leoffler) Hogan and her husband Frank, Karry E. Castro and her husband Michael and W. Patrick Norton and his longtime companion Michaela McGrath all of Stoughton. He was the beloved grandfather of Maggie and Stephen Leoffler, Abigail, Natalie and Bridget Castro and Camille, Patrice and Jeanette Hogan. He was the brother of Gail Rosen and Patricia Keeley both of Scituate, Dorothy Kerwin of Florida, Mary Fitzgerald of Easton, Robert Norton of Hingham and the late Jean Gilmartin and John Norton. Bill was predeceased by his son-in-law John G. Leoffler. He is also survived by his longtime great friend, Dan McLaughlin and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Tuesday, October 29 at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton at 10 AM. Visiting Hours Monday from 4-7 PM. Donations in William's memory may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Billy, All these years we've been related through Dotty and Clay.. you were always so good natured and pleasant and fun! God Bless you and your family. Mary Kerwin

Posted by Mary Kerwin - Scottsdale, AZ - Family   October 30, 2019

We are deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to Willy's family and friends. He will live in your and our hearts forever. Ron and Joan Leombruno

Posted by Ronald Leombruno - Granby, MA - Family Friend   October 28, 2019

"The man, the myth, the legend" Billy Norton: family man, son, father, husband, brother, and son. He embraced life and feared nothing. He enjoyed his life and lived each moment to the fullest. His smile, laughter and caring nature were only a few of his many attributes. He always helped others even if he didn't know them. A caring man until the end. As long as we continue to live in the light of his legacy, Billy will never be forgotten! May you rest easy in God's loving arms.

Posted by Steven & Jeannie Kerwin - Cumberland, RI - Family   October 28, 2019

Very sorry to hear this, What a great guy, enjoyed both working with him at Port Norfolk or just having a cold one and talking he is truly one of a kind.

Posted by Michael Orla - Marco Island, FL   October 28, 2019

Sending all my love and prayers.I'm so sorry I won't be in town to honor this wonderful man and his family.

Posted by Cathy McCarthy - Boston, MA - Friend   October 26, 2019

Barb, my heart goes out to you and your family, such a welcoming home for us Merrimack girls :)

Posted by Stephanie Raftery - Kent, CT - classmate   October 26, 2019

Billy you will be missed. Steady the Ship. To the Family our condolences. It's to celebrate Bills life.

Posted by Ralph & Charlene Henderson - Stoughton, MA - Friend   October 25, 2019

Sending our thoughts and prayers to everyone. Rest in Sweetest Peace Mr. Norton! Love Mario and Julie Ramos

Posted by Mario and Julie Ramos - Stoughton, MA - Friend   October 25, 2019

Barb, Frank and Family
Thinking of you all during this most difficult time ! Your dad was special and will always be remembered
for his kind ways. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take Care Peter

Posted by Peter Duff - Brattleboro, VT - Family Friend   October 25, 2019

Barbara, Frank and Family,

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad. Sending you thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kerry Quill - Middleboro, MA - Coworker   October 25, 2019

Stan & I are heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are being sent to you (his beautiful family) and all the people who loved Billy (and there are many). We may be in Florida but are hearts are with you.

Posted by Stan & Joan Loring - Stoughton, MA - Family Friend   October 25, 2019

We are so sorry and thinking of you all. Your Dad was an absolute legend that we will never forget.

Posted by The Glover Family - Neighbor   October 24, 2019

Family Album

Community Photos

A fond memory of Bill and Patrick in 2014, together for the Stoughton Grenadiers.