LAMOINE — Chester Norris, a Maine native who traveled the world with the Foreign Service yet maintained close ties to family and friends here, died Nov. 15. He was 88.

Norris passed away in Naples, Fla., following a brief illness. He and his wife, Ulla Helena Raberg Norris, also maintained a home in Lamoine.

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A tanker was christened The Ambassador Norris in recognition for Chester Norris’ contributions to the energy industry. Norris attended the christening in Beppu, Japan, in 2000 with his wife, Ulla.

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