Edward T. Norcott, 86, died at his home in Mashpee on August 12.
He was the husband of Margaret (Raulinaitis) Norcott, with whom he celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary on December 26, 2013.
Mr. Norcott was born in Brookline, the son of Joseph A. and Bridget (Slyman) Norcott. He graduated from Tufts University and served in the US Army during the Korean War.
He worked as an engineer for many years with New England Telephone.
Mr. Norcott lived in Canton, where he was a member of the Lions Club and Knights of Columbus and was a confirmation teacher at St. John’s Parish. He also organized the softball and basketball teams at the Canton Recreation Department and was a leader of the Saint John’s Boys Scouts while raising his children.
After moving to Mashpee, Mr. Norcott helped deliver dinners during the holiday season with the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.
In 1984, he was involved in a dispute with New SeaburyCorporation over the right of his son, William, to sell newspapers on the company’s property. In 1992, the company disallowed newspaper vending at the property’s entrance.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Norcott leaves his eight children, Joseph Norcott and his wife, Dolores Norcott, of Attleboro, Elizabeth Powers and her husband, Edward Powers, of St. Augustine, Florida, Catherine Norcott and Kevin McCarthy of Milton, James Norcott of Quincy, Louise Norcott of Whitman, Edward Norcott and his wife, Xiao Mei Liu, of China, Christopher Norcott of Ball Ground, Georgia, and William Norcott of Harwichport; two siblings, James Norcott and Mary Kelliher, both of West Roxbury; 14 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was father of the late Stephen Norcott and brother of the late Genevive Norcott.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, August 18, from 4 to 8 PM at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Avenue, Mashpee.
A funeral service will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 19,at 10 AM at Parish of Christ the King in Mashpee.
Burial will follow at Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at Parish of Christ the King, PO Box 1800, Mashpee, MA 02649; Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA), 30 Lyman Street, Suite 10, Westborough, MA 01581; or to Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.