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Jeannie Carol NortonNovember 29, 1958 ~ June 15, 2017 (age 58)
Jeannie Carol Norton, 58, of Pittston, Maine passed away unexpectedly at her home on June 15, 2017.
She was born November 29, 1958 in Fort Meade, Maryland, the daughter of Walter Bachelder and Anita Cowart.
She was a graduate of Lewiston High School and attended the University of Maine at Presque Isle. She most recently had been employed at the State of Maine Career Center in Augusta. In previous years, she worked at Digital Equipment Corp, SCI, and Alternative Manufacturing. She was predeceased by her father, Walter Roger Bachelder Sr, her stepmothers, Loretta Bachelder, and Cleo Bachelder, and Grandparents, Vilda and Walter Bachelder.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Harold "Butch" Norton III, her mother, Anita Cowart of New Mexico, her siblings Bryan Bachelder of Readfield, Christina Lajoie of Mt Vernon, Daryn Chase of Farmington, Walter Roger Bachelder Jr of Manchester, Edward Bachelder of Manchester, Donna Moore of Jefferson. Her children Jeremiah Norton of Belgrade, Jennifer Veilleux of Oakland, Jessica Wilbur of Fairfield and Joshua Norton of Gardiner. Very special grandchildren, Walker Norton, Mckenzy Norton, Ashleigh Wilbur, Brad Wilbur, Kassidy Frost, Kalyb Norton, Alexis Trask, Maya Veilleux, and Isabella Jeannie Veilleux. Several Aunt, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Her very special friends, Peter & Shelly Couture of Augusta, and Michael & Wendy Brochu of Manchester.
She was an amazing wife to Butch and they had a loving marriage that most couples could only dream of having. They were like salt and pepper, you almost never had one without the other. Without Jeannie there was no Butch and without Butch there was no Jeannie. It's tough to see Butch without his soulmate and wife of almost 40 years, but he is strong and he knows that he is not alone through this. Jeannie was an incredible mother, she always supported her friends and family, no matter what. She never judged, criticized or was angry. She knew life had lessons to teach and every mistake made was a lesson learned. She always said to "take the high road" and she was always right. Anyone who knew Jeannie knew her pride was her grandchildren and saying she was an awesome Nana is an understatement. She never wanted to miss a thing with her grandchildren and spent every spare moment she could with them. They loved her and she loved them more than anything. To her brothers and sisters, she was the glue that kept them together, to them she was their big sister, the one they looked to after their mother passed. "It's because of her we are such a close and loving family." She will always be loved and never forgotten. We will carry on her traditions always.
Visiting hours from 4-7pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave, Gardiner, Maine. Celebration of life service will be Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 1:00 PM, at Manchester Community Church, 21 Readfield Road, Manchester, Maine.