1928 – 2014
WATERFORD — Pauline Andrews Norton, of Waterford and Branford, Fla., died suddenly on Friday, Oct. 3, at her son, Wyatt’s, home in Waterford.
She was born Pauline Ruth Bean on Nov. 20, 1928, in Chatham, N.H., to her parents, Lawrence L. and Hattie I. Bean. She had 12 brothers and sisters. As a child, she lived with her mother’s cousin, Florence “Grammy” Brown and her husband, Richard, of South Waterford.
On June 29, 1946, she married William E. Andrews. They lived together in Waterford for 35 years and had seven children. Her greatest love was her family.
She is survived by her sister, Camilla Mowatt, of Oxford; her son, Newell (Ellen) Andrews of Waterford and Hamden, Conn.; and her daughters, Peggy (Harry) Merrill of Norway, Allison Michaud of Glenburn, Priscilla (Ellery) Gammon of Waterford, Deanna (Donald) Warming of Branford, Fla., and Rosemary Harmon of South Paris and her son, Wyatt (Kathleen) Andrews, of Waterford. Pauline had 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husbands, William Andrews and Anthony Norton.
Pauline was a homemaker until 1964, when she went to work for Crooked River Dowell Co. and later for C.B. Cummings for 21 years, until she retired in 1985. In retirement, she spent her winters in Florida, residing with her daughter, Deanna, and her husband, Donald, in Branford. She spent summers in her beloved Maine, residing with her daughter, Priscilla, and her son, Wyatt, both of Waterford, and her grandson, Billy Brackett, and his wife, Shelly, of Waterville.
She loved crocheting, reading, walking and riding her three-wheeled bicycle. She particularly loved making afghans and every family member was blessed with at least one of her creations. It is also a long-cherished family belief that she was the original creator of the whoopie pie, as hers were certainly the best.
A particular enjoyment for her was attending services at First Congregational Church in South Paris and hearing her longtime friend and pastor, Don Mayberry, deliver his sermons.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com.