Obituary: Elaine Joyce Godshall Norton


Elaine Joyce Godshall Norton
OXFORD — Elaine Joyce Godshall Norton, 91, of Oxford, the beloved wife of Joseph William Norton, entered into rest on Thursday, April 7 at Griffin Hospital.

She was born in Derby on May 20, 1919, daughter of the late Raymond and Josephine Douillette Godshall.

Elaine was a communicant of Christ Church Quaker Farms of Oxford, and enjoyed cooking, quilting and embroidery. She was a lifelong resident of Oxford. Elaine will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

Her loving family, in addition to her husband Joseph, includes her son James J. Norton and his wife Bernadette of Beacon Falls, her three daughters Elaine Fiordelisi and her husband Salvatore of Shelton, Judy-Jo Barbash and her husband Michael of Oxford and Priscilla Norton of Naugatuck, her eight cherished grandchildren, 17 cherished great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother Raymond Godshall.

The funeral service and interment will be private. The Miller-Ward Funeral Home of Seymour is compassionately caring for the family.

Memorial gifts in Elaine’s memory may be made to the Christ Church Quaker Farms Memorial Fund, 470 Quaker Farms Road, Oxford, CT 06478.

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