Glennis B. Norton


FARMINGTON — Glennis B. Norton, 86, of Farmington passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 28, at Franklin Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack on Sunday.

She was born April 29, 1924, in Coplin Plantation, the daughter of Kenneth I. and Margaret L. (Potter) Brimigion. She attended grade school in Stratton and graduated from Averill High School in June 1942.

Glennis worked at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Conn., and returned to Maine in 1944. She also worked at Bass Shoe in Wilton and Farmington Shoe along with many other places of employment. In 1946, Glennis married Kenneth A. Norton in West Farmington. They raised their family on the Holly Road, where they resided for the next 60 years. Kenneth passed away on Sept. 28, 2006.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother to her family and also an amazing cook, especially her biscuits! She was a gifted and talented lady with the family having beautiful pieces of her crocheting, knitting, and sewing masterpieces. When she had a spare moment, she enjoyed reading and also loved music. Her family is blessed with her books and records of family genealogy.

Glennis will always be remembered for her laughter, her quick wit, and sharing with you what was on her mind. For the past 2 years and four months, Edgewood Manor was her home and she dearly loved all her new family there. We will forever miss her but she will live in our hearts and memories forever.

Glennis is survived by Dennis and Margaret Norton and family of Brazoria, Texas; Clifton and Evie Norton and family of Farmington; Duane and Cindy Norton and family of Farmington; Donalyn Norton and family of Port Richey, Fla.; her brother, Palmer Brimigion and wife, Arlene, of Wilton; a half sister, Sharyn Peabody and family of The Forks; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth; her children, Kenneth Norton Jr. (Timmy), Keith Norton and Bruce Norton; and a half sister, Marilyn Hardy.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at