96, of New Port Richey, died peacefully on Friday, December 11,2020. Born in Ireland to James Norton and Kathleen Kenny Norton on December 16, 1924, he served on the U.S.S. Battleship New Jersey during World War II and afterwards became a New York City Fire Fighter. Chris later worked at Lord Abbett Mutual Funds, New York. He bought a summer bungalow on Liberty Lane in Rockaway Point in 1960 and in 1994 moved to Florida. He loved sitting at the beach, enjoying the sun, the Gulf and a good book. He volunteered at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity, Literacy Volunteers and Meals on Wheels, NY and the food pantry at St. Vincent de Paul Society in his parish. Chris led the Rosary Makers Ministry, making and mailing handmade rosaries to missionaries worldwide. He sewed beautiful baby quilts which he gave to family and friends. Chris’ kindness will never be forgotten. he is survived by his loving wife, Ann, his children, James (Barbara), Catherine Lind (Thomas) and Christopher (Gayle), loving grandchildren, James, Christopher, Andrew, Elyse, Kerry, Brendan and Caroline, great-grandchildren Avery and Austin, a brother, James and many nieces and nephews. he is pre-deceased by his wife Elizabeth O’Rourke Norton, brothers, Joseph and Michael, sisters Patricia, Kathleen and Sr. Clare Norton OP. A funeral mass will be celebrated on December 21, at 11:30am in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, new Port Richey, Fl. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in his memory to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 5340 High Street, New Port Richey, Florida 34652.