Vernon C. Norton


Vernon C. Norton, 93, passed away at a Blue Hill hospital April 27, 2022. Vernon was born Oct. 9, 1928, the son of Carroll and Grace (Farnsworth) Norton.

Vernon was drafted into the United States Army, where he served during the Korean War. He spent his life and raised his family in Steuben, where he worked as the postmaster for 22 years. Following his retirement from the United States Postal Service, Vernon spent several years lobster fishing, which he enjoyed.

Vernon was predeceased by his wife, Nancy, Jan. 13, 2012, and a grandson, Joshua Norton, Dec. 13, 1988.

He is survived by his children: Gregory and wife, Margaret Norton, Brian Norton and partner, Susan Fitzpatrick, Randy Norton and partner, Bettye Colby, and Bonnie Wilbur and partner, Jason Farnsworth. Grandchildren include: Chelsey Phillips and husband, Dan, Tyler Norton and wife, Emily, Randy Norton Jr., Brittany Norton, Haley Murphy and husband, Tom, Ryan Norton and wife, Kate, and Kimberly Wilbur. Also surviving Vernon are many great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made in Vernon’s memory to Beacon Hospice, 289 State St., Suite B, Bangor, ME 04401.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Milbridge, where online condolences may be shared:

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