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Linda V. Norton
  • Passed away on March 07, 2022

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Linda V Norton, age 78, passed away unexpectedly after a short illness on March 7, 2022, in The Villages FL. Linda was born on May 30, 1943, in Washington, DC and graduated from Western High School, Washington DC. She attended Penn State University and then moved to Buffalo NY and began a successful career in Food Service Management lasting 33 years. Her last position was District Manager for Sodexho Marriott managing 30 school district food service operations in Western New York and Pittsburg Pennsylvania. While working for Marriott Corporation she was proud to be awarded the J W Marriott Award of excellence which she was selected from 7-15 exceptional employees per year from a employee base of approximately 250,000 people. She retired from her home in Holland NY in 2001 and moved with her husband, Rick, to The Villages FL in 2002.

Linda is survived by her loving husband Rick Norton (38 years); her brother, Joseph Cobbe and wife Toy; Nephew Thomas McMullen and wife Stacey; Niece, Lynda McMullen-Boyce and husband Keith; Grandniece, Hana- McMullen- Kadi; step children Paul Norton; grandsons, Tyler and Zachary; Daughter, Kimberly and husband David; grandchildren, Kayla, Ryan, Jason; son, Marc and wife Wendy; granddaughter Alexandra; grandsons, Matthew  and Jack; Sister in law, Linda Wichlacz; nephew, David Wichlacz and wife Jennifer and children; Nephew, Danny Wichlacz and wife Heidi and children. Last of the extended family is her beloved Shih Zhu dog named Gus. They were inseparable.

Linda leaves us all with good memories of her kindness, thoughtfulness, and sense of humor. She will be missed terribly.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, March 19th, 2022, at The Mulberry Grove Recreation Center, 8445 SE 165th Mulberry Ln., The Villages, FL 32162. 10:00 am – open, 11:00 am – Service, 12 noon – Light snacks and beverages served.


The Mulberry Grove Recreation Center
8445 SE 165th Mulberry Ln., The Villages, FL 32162
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Date & Time:
March 19, 2022 at 11:00 AM


March 19, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Mulberry Grove Recreation Center
8445 SE 165th Mulberry Ln., The Villages, FL 32162
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  1. Luba Terech says:
    03 Jul 2022
    Sincere condolences to Rick and the family. She was a mentor to me and friend. I learned how to be a business woman in the food service industry. My respect for the person she was is endless. She will be missed, and will be in my prayers. God Bless her family.

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