John "Buddy" L. Norton

April 4, 1932 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

John "Buddy" Norton Obituary

John L. Norton (Buddy) passed away on January 25, 2024 after a short stay at Riverview Hospital in Red Bank, New Jersey.

John was born on April 4, 1932 in Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital in Jersey City, NJ to John L. Norton and Anna (Nancy) Norton of Bayonne.  He resided in Bayonne for most of his life until moving to The Chelsea in Tinton Falls, NJ 11 years ago so that he could be cared for by his niece, Nancy Figur.  John was an accountant at various firms and at the time of his retirement he was employed by the City of Bayonne, working in City Hall.

John was a graduate of Bayonne High School, received a Bachelor’s Degree from The College of William and Mary in Virginia and an MBA from Rutgers University.

John was predeceased by his parents, John and Anna (Nancy) Norton and his sister, Mary “Rita” Norton Cummings.

He is survived by his niece, Nancy Cummings Figur, and her husband Carl Figur of Oceanport, NJ, his great nieces Kelly Figur Spellane, and her husband Marc, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, David Figur and his wife, Shannon of Monmouth Beach, NJ, Bridget Figur Clammer, and her husband Zac of Bermuda and Oceanport, NJ, and Mary-Kate Figur Schmidt, and her husband Zach of Oceanport, NJ, and his great great nieces, Kate and Olivia Spellane, Anna and Ella Figur, Callie and Maggie Clammer and Emma Grace and Maisie Rose Schmidt.

We are extremely grateful for the excellent care given to John by Darlene Branda who treated him like family.  

Private funeral services were under the direction of Bayonne, Memorial Home, Inc.

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