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Gail C. Norton

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend;

Gail C. (Trachim) (Bower) Norton 65, of Hudson, NH, but formerly of Lowell, MA died unexpectedly Saturday morning November 17, 2018 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

She was the wife of the late Peter J. Norton.

Born in Concord, Massachusetts, April 28, 1953, a daughter of the late Walter and the late Constance (Burk) Trachim, she attended Maynard schools and was a graduate of Maynard High School in the Class of 1971.

A proud and active mother of six, Gail also had a very busy work career as a dispatcher with Health Tech Ambulance in Andover and later in the Deli Department at the Market Basket in Hudson, NH.

Gail loved to play bingo but mostly enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by two daughters Mildred “Millie” (Bower) Melo and her husband Carlos of Litchfield, NH and Jaime Rich and her husband Thomas of Lowell; four sons Ralph “Sam” Bower and his wife Patricia of Hudson, NH, Patrick Norton and his wife Michelle of Nashua, NH, Walter Norton and his girlfriend Tiffany Perry of Hudson, NH and Paul Norton of Hudson, NH; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a sister Claudia Dellovo and her husband Charlie of Bedford; three brothers Walter Trachim and his wife Martha of Manchester, NH, Jay Trachim of Nashua, NH and Robert McConn of Raymond, NH; her best friend Louise Kennedy of Dracut and several nieces and nephews.

 She was also the mother of the late Shannon Bower and grandmother of the late Dylan “LaLa” Rich.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 5 to 8 P.M. TUESDAY. Private Funeral Services will be held for the family at a later date. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 267 Hanover St., Hanover, MA 02339. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (9)
  • Millie  - Mom
    I wish I had just one more day mom, I will miss you so much. Rest in peace mom, I love you with all my heart
  • Jenny  - Gamma
    Rest Easy Gamma. You will never be forgotten. I am beyond grateful to have been able to call you my gamma. You will be greatly missed. Love you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
  • Patty Cloutier and John Morin  - Freind to family
    Sam our deepest sympathies to you and your family. God Bless!!
  • Debbie Gorski and Joey  - With Heartfelt Sadness
    To Sam, Millie, Walter, Paul, Patrick and Jamie, and all of Gail's family, We are so sorry for your loss of such a warm and loving person. Her smiling and dancing will live on forever in all our memories. Sending your prayers and hugs during this very sad time.
  • RICK FRAGALA  - freind of family
    My deepest condolence to Pat and the family
  • Diane Therriault  - With heartfelt sympathy
    Dear Sam and Millie: Emily and I are sending our heartfelt sympathy and prayers at the passing of your mother. Gail was a wonderful person who had so much compassion for others. She will be missed by many. We both have great memories of her from Health Tech. She was always a pleasure to talk to. She was a mentor for Emily and she adored her. Our hearts are heavy for both of you and your family. May you always cherish the wonderful memories of your mother. She loved her children and grandchildren very much. You all brightened her life. May God surround you with family and friends to comfort you as you grieve. Rest assured our heartfelt prayers are with you all. Please feel free to call us we are just a phone call away. With love and prayers, Diane and Emily Therriault
  • paul  - to mom
    you were and are the best. rest in peace. love you
  • sam  - mom
    Rest Easy Mom, You will never be forgotten, love you always...
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