Obituary of John Joseph Norris
BREWER--John Joseph Norris, 92, passed away February 13, 2022. John was born January 4, 1930, in Bangor, the son of John and Martha (Skriptenuate) Norris.
He attended Bangor-area schools, graduating from Bangor High School in 1948. He attended Georgetown University for two years, later transferring to the University of Maine (Orono) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Science. He played basketball during his college career, where he was well known for his hook shot. John was later inducted into the University of Maine Basketball Hall of Fame.
John taught at Jonesport-Beals, Calais, Bucksport and Brewer High Schools. During his 37+ years of teaching, he also coached basketball, golf and baseball. He is one of few basketball coaches to have coached at all four levels (A, B, C and D). He was inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame for his coaching and playing contribution. Aside from teaching/coaching, John served on several community committees and boards, such as the Brewer CDBG Housing, Eddington Salmon Club, and Eastern Maine Seniors Golf Association.
John was an outdoor person who loved fishing and was an avid golfer throughout his life. In his later years, John took up wood carving through his interest in duck hunting. This hobby grew and he became known by many in the area for his wonderful carvings. His mornings were often spent at McDonald’s, with his friends and wife, mulling over the current issues and sharing family news. He had a wonderful life with family and friends.
John was predeceased by his beloved wife, Margaret (Callaghan) Norris; sister, Mary Shaboski; brother, Walter Norris. Surviving are children, Cathy Norris of The Villages, FL, and son Michael and wife Laura of Newburgh; grandchildren Zachary Norris and wife Kalyne of Winslow and Olivia McInnis and husband Will of New Orleans, LA; great-grandchildren Eden, Ezekiel, and Judah Norris, and Lucy and Ivy McInnis; brother Donald Norris and his wife Joanne.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt Hope Ave, Bangor, ME 04401.
A spring service and burial will be planned for family and friends. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, Bangor and Brewer. Messages and memories may be shared with the family at kileyandfoley.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John Norris, please visit Tribute Store
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