Obituary of Norton W. Fletcher

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Norton W. Fletcher, 95, of Sandisfield died Wednesday October 10, 2018 at Lee Healthcare in Lee MA. He was born on May 21, 1923 in Lawrence Long Island N.Y son of William and Edith (Duthie) Fletcher. Norton was a graduate of Lawrence High School class of 1942. After graduating Norton proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy during WWII. Norton worked as a chef at the New Boston Inn from 1946 to 1949 then as a private chef for Mrs. Ethel Perkins from 1951 to 1962 in Sandisfield and Lawrence and lastly Norton worked as a chef for fifteen years at the A. Holly Patterson Home for the Aged in Uniondale N.Y. retiring in 1977. Norton summered in Sandisfield since 1927 but moved there full time in 1977. Norton enjoyed drawing and playing the organ. He was a former President of the Sandisfield Historical Society and a member of the American Legion Post 456 in Sandisfield where he served as Historian and Service Officer. Norton’s wife Julia (Grosse) Fletcher whom he married in Cedarhurst N.Y. on May 26, 1962 predeceased him on August 5, 2011. Norton is survived by two nephews Steve Reilly and Robert MacKenzie and several cousins.

A graveside service for Norton W. Fletcher will be held on Monday October 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Sandisfield Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sandisfield Volunteer Ambulance Service in care of the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South Street Great Barrington MA 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.

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