Of Revere. Died on Saturday, October 14th surrounded by his loving family at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers. Dickie was a native of Portland, Maine where he was born on December 26, 1940, to his late parents, Hayden & Ellen (Poore) Norris. He was educated in Portland, Maine and after he graduated, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served his country during the Vietnam Era, serving from 1961 – 1964 during which time he was accredited the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Antarctica Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Maine. He later met the love of his life, Joanne (Tango) and the couple was later married on September 6, 1964. They settled in Revere and began their family. He was a very proud father of his three daughters and worked very hard to provide for his family. Dickie was a Maritime Engineer, working for the Boston Naval Shipyard in Charlestown for 15 years, then after they closed, he began to work for Supship in South Boston for 30 years before retiring. When he wasn’t spending time with his family, he would enjoy the outdoors. He loved boating, fishing & camping. Dickie was also a very good baker; he loved baking TuTu’s for his grandchildren and making delicious treats for them.
He is the beloved husband of 59 years to Joanne M. (Tango) Norris of Revere. Loving father of Lisa M. Rogier of Revere & her former husband Joseph Rogier of Lowell, Laurie A. Damico & husband David of Georgetown & Renee M. Norris – Davidson & husband Donald of Chelmsford. Cherished grandfather of Gianna, David, Joseph, Christopher, Justin, Danielle & Brendon. Adored great grandfather of Lily & Michael. Dear brother of Dianne Burroughs & husband Mark of Wisconsin. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews.
Family & friends were invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, October 18th in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish – St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere followed by entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery – Community Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to American Cancer Society P.O. Box 6704 Hagerstown, MD 21741.