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MOUNT SAVAGE Francis J. Norris, 88, of Mount Savage, passes away on Friday, June, 23 2017, at home surrounded by family.
He was the son of late William H. Norris and J Mae (Werner) Norris.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris M. Norris and a son, Donald Norris; two brothers, William M. Norris Jr. and Vincent Norris.
Francis was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and retired from the City of Plano, Texas in the maintenance department. He attended St. Georges Episcopal Church in Mount Savage, and was a member of Barrelville Outdoor Club and Piney Mountain Sportsman Club. He always loved to tell a good joke and to hear one as well. Francis never met a stranger.
Surviving are his sons, Steven Norris of Mount Savage, and Bryan Norris and wife, Lorene of Deputy, Ind.; two brothers, James Norris and wife, Veronica, Regis Norris and wife, Jane all of Ithaca, Mich.; three sisters, Mary Fabbri and Betty Shaffer both of Mount Savage, and Pauline Ritchey of Frostburg. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Monday, June 26, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be moved and held at Barden Funeral Home of Ithaca.
Interment will in Ithaca, where he will be buried next to his beloved wife, Doris.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family following the obituary at www.durstfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 24, 2017
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