Obituary of Timothy Paul Norton
Timothy Paul Norton, a chef, passed away in a single car motor vehicle accident on Thursday, April 27, 2023. He was 29 years old. Timothy was born in Boston and grew up in Woburn. As a youth he participated in Little League, Cub Scouts, and LARPing at Guard Up. He was a 2012 graduate of Minuteman Vocational High in Lexington where he studied Pre-engineering. Among his many interests in his teen years, Timothy played guitar and enjoyed riding his dirt bike and motorcycle. He had a passion for video games and often played Dungeon and Dragons, Pokemon, Mario Kart, and Zelda with his friends and father. He truly had a brain for puzzles and could solve a rubix cube at lightning speed. Growing up, there were many family vacations snowmobiling, camping, and even a Dude Ranch. He and his family camped all over New England. It was there that he learned to appreciate the outdoors. One spot, an island in the middle of Moosehead Lake holds many precious memories and stories that were filled with adventure, excitement, and much laughter.
Timothy’s family all said, “they looked up to him.” They meant it literally. At six feet four inches, he towered over all of them. It was his warm and goofy personality that everyone appreciated and loved. He was a wonderful son. He appreciated time spent with his parents, and they appreciated how he grew to become a caring adult. He was loving, kind and thoughtful. He had a great sense of humor and had the best laugh and smile. He was friends with everyone. He and his girlfriend of three and half years, Amelia, created a family together with their many pets, currently Kita and Frumpkin. They shared a healthy competition in many games, a passion for good food, and an unending playfulness. They had a great circle of friends and built a quaint home together.
Timothy’s working career had humble beginnings. He was introduced to cooking and the hospitality industry by working for his Uncle Peter at the Crestview function facility in Woburn. He then managed a store called Northern Vapors in Plaistow, New Hampshire. Eventually he chose to follow his passion for cooking. He was currently working as a line chef at The Wilder in Portsmouth, NH and its sister restaurant, Anju Noodle Bar in Kittery, Maine. He loved the excitement, comradery, and challenges of working in a kitchen. Nothing was more rewarding to Timothy than seeing the joy of a guest appreciating one of the meals. Timothy’s favorite thing to make was bread, especially a good crusty loaf of sourdough. He had his own Dutch ovens at home, and he was always trying new recipes and fine-tuning old ones. It was more than just the bread, it was different butters, salts, and accompaniments that made them so mouthwatering. Family and friends loved seeing him showing up with his fresh bread. As a chef, he had so much to look forward to and had only scratched the surface of his potential.
Timothy was the beloved son of Nancy (Ginivisian) Norton of Woburn and Scott Norton of Leominster. He was the big brother to Sarah Norton and her partner Andrew Davis of Little Compton, RI and Elizabeth Norton of Woburn and her partner Erik Olson. He was the grandson of George and Janet Ginivisian of Lexington and the late Edward and Linda Norton. He was a special and loving partner to Amelia Harvey of Somersworth, NH. He was the nephew of Karen Ginivisian of Maple Valley, WA, Peter & Cathy Ginivisian of Chelmsford, Susan Ginivisian & her partner Peter McKelvey of Wellesley, David & Lisa Ginivisian of Marblehead, Tom Ginivisian of Melrose, Christine Norton of Fitchburg, and Danielle Norton & her partner Scott Shortsleeve of Fitchburg. Timothy was also survived by many cousins, second cousins, and friends.
A memorial visitation will be held at The Fairways at Woburn Country Club in Woburn, MA on Tuesday May 2nd, 4-7pm, in addition to a memorial visitation at Stripe Nine Brewing Co. in Somersworth, NH on Wednesday May 3rd 4-6:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the chosen organizations: Seacoast Outright (seacoastoutright.org), Gather NH (gathernh.org), or FuRRR Feline Rescue (furrr.org).
Edward V. Sullivan
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Burlington, MA 01803
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