Paul G. Norton Ph.D.



Paul G. Norton, Ph.D., 93 of Springfield passed away at Overlook Hospital on November 7, 2021. 


Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 50 Short Hills Ave, in Short Hills on Saturday, Nov 20th at 10:00 AM.


Paul was originally from Brookline, MA, and has lived in Springfield, NJ for over 30 years.  

He is predeceased by his loving wife, Jane S. Norton, Ph.D., who retired as Provost at Seton Hall University and his brother Frank Norton and sister Marilyn Norton Doyle. 


Paul served in the Army in WW II and was later commissioned in the Air Force retiring as a Lt. Col. in the Air Force Reserve.  Following the war, he attended Boston University on the G.I. Bill and went on to earn his Ph.D. from Northeastern University.  Paul was a professor at NJCU and also taught at Bentley College, the University of Maine at Machias and Northeastern .


He is survived by his nephews Steve, Bill and Chris Doyle. For more information or to send condolences please visit