Maria Elena Norton, 63, of Fremont, OH passed away on July 6, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 18, 1955 in Fremont the daughter of Francis Elliott and Dolores Catherine (Omlor) Norton. She was a 1973 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. Maria received her LPN degree from Providence Nursing School and her RN degree from Owens Community College.
Maria was a nurse at St. Charles Mercy Hospital and St. Bernadine Home for many years until her health no longer allowed her to work. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Plant ‘n Bloom Garden Club where she was a master gardener. Maria was the family historian, an avid quilter and recycler. She enjoyed entering exhibits in the Sandusky County Fair where she won numerous ribbons and best of shows. Maria enjoyed providing charitable work for many organizations.
Maria is survived by her siblings, Patricia (Paul) Rawls, Foster, VA, Frank (Kimberley) Norton, Brooktondale, NY, Bruce (Barbara) Norton, Reynoldsburg, OH, Martin Norton, Avondale, AZ, Peter (Brenda) Norton, Gibsonburg, OH, Rose Slosser, Dublin, OH, Catherine Studer, LaGrange, OH and Jerome (Vanessa) Norton, Centerburg, OH; brother-in-law, James Merrill, Melbourne, FL and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Joyce Merrill, Michael Norton and Gregory Norton and brother-in-law, Dennis Studer.
The family would like to thank Maria’s friends and neighbors for their caring support through her illness.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at St. Bernadine Home, 1220 Tiffin St., Fremont, OH with an hour of visitation prior to the service at St. Bernadine’s.
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont, OH
Memorials: Hospice of ProMedica Memorial Hospital or St. Bernadine’s Home, 1220 Tiffin St., Fremont, OHPrint Obituary & Condolences