Barbara J. (Buttons) Roche Norton of Scranton died Friday at Moses Taylor Hospital after being stricken ill at home. Her husband is Ken Norton III. The couple married Oct. 23, 1982, in St. Patrick’s Church.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late John and Barbara Roche, she was involved in all of her children’s and grandchildren’s activities, was an active member of the Frances Willard School PTA, and coached softball for many years.
She enjoyed reading, cooking and music, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was loved and will be missed by all.
Also surviving is her son, Kenneth IV and his fiancée, Kelly Conway; daughter, Nicole Norton; two grandchildren (who love their Nanny very much), Elaina Rose and Leah Marie; four sisters, Tricia (T.T.) Beck, Kathleen Bevilacqua, Jackie Crockenberg and Jeannie Aquilina; two brothers, J.J. Roche and Frank Roche; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Tuesday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 1302 Jackson St. Everyone attending the funeral is asked to go directly to church. Interment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Monday, 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Civic Center Drive, Philadelphia, PA.