1987 – 2014

SABATTUS — Erica J. “Shorty” Norton, 26, of Sabattus and formerly of Turner and Bristol, Conn., died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 15.

She was born on June 24, 1987, in Torrington, Conn., the daughter of Kimberly A. (Norton) Kokiel and her husband, Michael, of Chelsea, and her paternal father, Eric Allen and his wife, Sherrie, of Arizona. Erica lived in Bristol, Conn., until the age of 12, when she moved to Turner. She graduated from Leavitt High School in 2004 and was attending Central Maine Community College, majoring in computers and information technology.

Before returning to CMCC as a full-time student, Erica worked in Lewiston at Tim Hortons, where she ran the bakery. While in high school, she ran track and field, was a member of the cheerleading squad and played a little clarinet. She also enjoyed all types of music, especially Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.

She was a devoted mother to her son, Shayne A. Henry, of Sabattus. The light of her life was her “little man,” whom was her greatest joy; Shayne was her world and everything revolved around her Shaynie.

Besides her parents and her son, she also leaves two sisters, Patricia Kokiel of Greene and Tessa Kokiel of Chelsea; her maternal grandmother, Jean Childs, of Wales; grandparents, Mike and Judith Kokiel of Bristol, Conn., and Harold and Patty Vandusen of Dade City Fla.; and her fiancé, Louie Nava, with whom she lived in Sabattus. The two were considered Bonnie and Clyde. She also is survived by many cousins, including Lacie and Tommy Currier, and “Little” Michael Kokiel; as well as several aunts and uncles.

She was the granddaughter of the late Henry R. Norton, who died in May 1991.

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