1939 – 2014

BELGRADE — Ada May Norris, 74, of Oxford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 2, at the home of her special nephew, David Stevens, who was like a son to her. She lost her two-year battle with lung cancer to join her beloved husband, Roy V. Norris.

Ada was born in Augusta on June 12, 1939, a daughter of Bertha (Richardson) Shaw and Reginald Shaw. She worked at Pineland Center as a medical technician and this is where she met the love of her life. She was a business owner with her husband, Roy, in Oxford, before retiring in 2000.

Ada enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, watching the Red Sox with her husband, dining at the many restaurants in the area and spending time with family and her many friends. She and Roy would take the bus to Foxwoods, travel to Hollywood Slots in Bangor and once the Oxford Casino was in her backyard, she would enjoy playing the slots close to home in her free time. She also loved antiquing with her friends.

Ada enjoyed traveling with family. Her most recent road trip was a vacation to Hershey Park, Pa., this past spring; Ada liked her chocolate. She enjoyed Lancaster County, eating at the Amish restaurants and riding in the “horse and buggy,” wearing her Amish hat. She was active and strode as long as she could. She was a tough lady who fought this battle to the bitter end the best she could.

Ada is survived by her stepdaughters, Phyllis and husband, Allen Sommers, of Oregon and Lynn and husband, David McDermott, of Texas; sisters, Alberta (Shaw) Stevens of Belgrade and Sandra (Shaw) Sturgeon and husband, Robert, of Windham; brother, Glenwood Shaw and wife, Rosa, of Togus; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Ada was predeceased by her parents; a sister, Linda Shaw; and her beloved husband of 44 years, Roy V. Norris, on June 30.

The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to Charlie and Barbara Dufresne of Oxford, who took special care of Ada before she moved to Belgrade to be closer to family; to the nurses and staff at St. Mary’s Cancer and Blood Disorders; and to Maine General Hospice, especially Kim Hallee, who assisted our family with Ada’s final days at her nephew’s home in Belgrade; as well as the many friends for their support and help during this time.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com.

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