Massachusetts Obituaries - 1985 - Rev. David W. Norton

The Rev. Father David W. Norton, 76

Died Wednesday, April 3 at home - Salem, after a short illness.

Born: Quincy

Resident of Marblehead for 22 years / Salem for four years

Graduated Country Day School in Brookline, Class of 1927, Harvard College, Class of 1930 and Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge in 1933.

Rector emeritus of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Marblehead where he was rector 1947-1968. He was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church in 1933 and a priest in May 1934 by Bishop Henry Knox Sherrill. He was a curate in St. Ann's Church in Lowell from 1933-1934; rector of All Saint's Church in Chelmsford, 1934-1936; rector of Holy Trinity Church in Marlborough, 1936-1940; a curate of the Church of the Advent in Boston, 1940-1943; a vicar of St. Stephen's Church of Boston and chaplain of the House of the Good Samaritan of Boston, 1943-1947.

He served as assistant priest at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Salem from 1968 to the time of his death. He served in the Diocese of Massachusetts as an examining chaplain and on the Standing Committee of the Diocese as chairman of the Commission of Architecture and Fine Arts.

Survived by two cousins, Edward Robinson of Dedham and Hope Robinson Rhodes of Woodstock, Vt.

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Source: The Boston Globe Saturday April 6, 1985; page 21