Lori MacDonald Norris, 62, passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston after a hard fought battle with carcinoid cancer with family by her side. She was born in Northampton, MA to the late James and Norma Macdonald, and beloved grandparents, Romeo and Florence Duplin. Lori was raised in Florence, MA and graduated from Northampton High School in 1977. She continued her education at Greenfield Community College where she earned her RN degree.
As nurse, her lifelong career began in ICU at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, MA. Before too long, Lori’s fun loving spirit needed more and Boston was calling her name. She worked at the New England Deaconess Hospital for twenty two years and continued her career closer to home at at Anna Jacques in Newburyport for seventeen years.
Lori will be dearly missed by her children Caileen and her husband Rob Mathis; her daughter Meghan and her partner, Erin Fogarty; her sister Karen and her husband Steve Broderick; her brother Ken and his wife, Robin MacDonald. Lori is also survived by nieces and nephews; Ben Broderick, Katie Palladino, Ryen MacDonald and Ian MacDonald. She is also survived by her former husband, John Norris.
Lori was a loyal fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, and Boston Red Sox and had fond memories of attending many sporting events with her family and friends. She loved soaking up the sun on Plum Island in Newburyport, where she called home for over thirty years. Her fun loving enthusiasm, her laugh, and her compassionate spirit will be so missed by everyone she knew.
Family and friends are invited to the Twomey, LeBlanc, and Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950 on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Visitation from 1-3 pm followed by a memorial service in the Funeral Home. Burial will be private at a later date. THERE IS NO LONGER ANY PARKING AVAILABLE BEHIND THE FUNERAL HOME PER ORDER OF THE CITY OF NEWBURYPORT.
In lieu of flowers, hug your family a little tighter, raise a glass of champagne in her memory, and consider a donation to American Cancer Society or Carcinoid Cancer Foundation.
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