Christopher Donald Norton

Published on Friday, 25 May 2018 19:30


Christopher Donald Norton, 36, of Kensington, husband of Nakita Norton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Born in Johnstown, Penn., he was a Kensington resident, most of his life. Christopher attended Berlin Schools and played baseball with the Berlin Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, snowboarding, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Christopher’s greatest love was cooking and was formerly employed as a sous chef at Max Downtown.

Surviving are his wife, Nakita (Gettner) Norton; his 4 month old daughter, Holly Angeline Norton; his mother, Sue Norton of Kensington; his father, Donald Norton of Newington; a brother, Caleb Norton of Kensington; a sister, Candace Norton of New Britain; his grandmother, Patricia Smith of Johnstown, Penn.; his mother-in-law, Kalli Hammerstad of North Haven; several close special friends including Nick, Gus, Tommy, Andy, Will, and Carlos; several aunts and uncles including Rev. James Norton; and his beloved dog, Desert.

The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Smilow Cancer Center at St. Francis Hospital, Dr. V, Joy and Erica, and special friends on 8-1 at St. Francis Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, 411 South Main St., New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church. Burial will be in South Burying Ground, Kensington. Calling hours are Tuesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home. Please share a memory of Christopher with the family in the online guest book at

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Friday, 25 May 2018 19:30. Updated: Friday, 25 May 2018 19:33.