Mrs. Virginia M. “Ginny” Norton, 85, of Canton
Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia M. “Ginny” Norton, 85, formerly of State Hwy 68, will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 2:15 PM at the Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. Pat LaVine officiating.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from noon to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Morley Cemetery.
Mrs. Norton died Monday.
Virginia was born, Nov. 10, 1927 in Ogdensburg, a daughter of the late Webster E. and Hilda (Adams) Speer. She graduated Canton High in 1946 and later from Potsdam College.
Virginia was employed by the Town of Canton as Office Clerk for a number of years. On June 10, 1950, she married Frank J. Norton at the Grace Episcopal Church in Canton. Frank died July 14, 2012. He was Director and CEO of North Country Insurance Company and Canton town supervisor.
She is survived by three daughters, Nancy McCann of Rochester, Sue Anne Furrer of Rochester and Laurie Sanford of Alexandria Bay; a son, James Norton of Canton; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wm. B. Speer, MI, John A. Speer, FL and David M. Speer, Canton.
She was an active member of her communities, being involved with Skirts & Flirts Dance Club, the Eastern Stars, the Morley Grange, Rensselaer Falls Grange, the Lisbon 89-ers Sr. Citizens, Black Hills Passion Play at Lake Water, FL and Camp Inn Square Dance Club and Chorus.
Virginia also enjoyed her large vegetable garden and canning, her flower gardens, being out absorbing nature and cooking for her friends and family.
Memorial contributions may be made to ASPCA, P.O. Box 594 ,Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or the Zion Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 108, Colton, NY.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lawrencefuneralhome.org.
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