SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 1, 2014

Ruth L. Norton, 89


Danvers, MA — Ruth (Grygol) Norton, 89, of Danvers, MA, widow of Arthur Norton, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 27, surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born June 3, 1924, and was raised in Newburyport, MA. She was the youngest daughter of the late Walter and Victoria (Korzen) Grygol. Ruth proudly enlisted and served as a baker in the United States Coast Guard as a member of the SPAS during World War II. She was a passionate Boston Red Sox fan, she loved cooking and baking and playing the lottery, and bragging about her grandchildren and dogs, Colt and Willie. She is survived by her daughter, RuthAnn (Norton) Richards and son-in-law, Daniel Richards of Andover, MA; a son, Arthur Norton and daughter-in-law, Jeanie Norton of Danvers, MA; grandchildren, Tyler Richards and his wife, Donna Richards, of Andover, MA, Danielle Richards of Manhattan, New York and Artie Norton of Danvers, MA.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to a funeral Mass to be celebrated for Ruth on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 9 a.m. in St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, Danvers. Visitation is private.

Burial will follow in Bourne National cemetery. Assisting the family is the Mackey Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to a charity of your choice. See www.mackeyfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence.