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“Rich, Valerie and Jay, my condolences to you, Gloria was a great neighbor and cared about everyone. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Cindy (Mangie) Kelly - Waltham, MA

“Valerie, my deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your Mom. Such a lovely lady and a life truly well-lived. I have many...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Elaine (Dunham) Waldo - CT

“I'm so sorry I would of been there but because of covid. I couldn't. I haven't seen my mom in over a month I did tell her and she was very sad...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: gail Gardiner - Waltham, MA

“My deepest condolences to the Norton Family, Gloria was like a second mother to me and I am deeply saddened. My memories of growing up on Chestnut...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Bob Mangie - Waltham, MA

“Rich, Valerie, and Jay, So sorry for your loss. Just heard about it. Mrs. Norton always watched out for us kids. And she was a staple in our...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Patty Mangie Brendle - waltham, MA

“My sincere condolences to Val and the entire Norton family.Gloria was a very special woman. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Ernie Rogers - Waltham, MA

“My condolences to the Norton Family,Gloria was my go to connection at McQueen Insurance. She was so helpful and always had a smile. We were often on...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Anna Cuttone Meliones - Wayland, MA

“Valarie and family. My deepest condolences to you and your family. It's been years since our Mothers and your Dad were hanging out, back in the day....Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Donna David - Waltham, MA

“Deepest Sympathies to Val, Tony and the rest of the family for your tremendous loss. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Alison John Carrig Manning - MA

“Valerie and family,May your dearest Mother and Nana Gloria rest in eternal peace with her loving husband, I hope you and all of your family will find...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: James Thoele - Windham, NH

“My condolences to Val Tony and family and friends. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: BILL JARRETT - Waltham, MA

“My aunt, my godmother, so many wonderful memories, most of them on Chestnut Street in Waltham. Fun family Christmases, watching you play the piano...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Sharon Pouliot - Ayer, MA


Waltham – Mrs. Gloria D. (Arsenault) Norton, of Waltham died on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 86 years old.

Gloria was born in Waltham on September 18, 1934, a daughter of the late Jude and Marie (Robichaud) Arsenault. She was a lifelong Waltham resident and before her retirement had worked for over sixty years as an agent for McQueen Insurance Company.

She enjoyed staying active and was a member of the Waltham Elks and for a time served on the Waltham Housing Review Board. She cherished any time spent with her family and many happy memories were made vacationing at Hampton Beach.

She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick B. Norton and is survived by her children, Richard L. Norton (Joanne) of Westford, Valerie A. Conran (Anthony) of Waltham and Jay F. Norton of Waltham; her grandchildren, Andrea Kenney, Alexander Norton, Sharon Rudzinski and Jamie Bouchard; her great-grandchildren, Matthew, Jenna and Shane; her siblings, Alvin Arsenault and his wife, Joan, of Burlington and Paul Arsenault, and his wife, Jeanette, of Sandwich; her sister-in-law, Carol Pansire and her husband, William, of Sandwich and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Gloria was also the sister of the late Joan Oberg.

Family and friends will honor and remember Gloria's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, February 3rd from 4 to 7 p.m.

Her funeral service and burial at Mt. Feake Cemetery will be private.

Those wishing to view Gloria's service may do so at 11 a.m. on Thursday February 4th via the following link: https://my.gather.app/remember/gloria-norton
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – a note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:

During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.

Telephone your friend to offer words of love, support and a verbal hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.

These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.

When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit to the venue where they are held should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.

It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.

Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.

Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.

During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance. Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.