Welcome to the memorial page for

Joanne C. Gorton

August 9, 1944 ~ September 13, 2017 (age 73)


Joanne C. Gorton, 73, of Arundel died on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford. She was born on August 8, 1944 to Edward Flowers and Donna (Frantz) Huston in Lansing, MI. She graduated from Sexton High School in Lansing, MI.


On August 18, 1962, she married Richard Gorton in Eaton County, MI.


She had various jobs until the birth of her first son. She then began her favorite career, she stayed at home to raise her sons. She adored her family above everything else and was happiest when she was with them. When she wasn’t taking care of the family and the house, she enjoyed knitting, ceramics and animals.


She is preceded in death by her brother, Edward Huston.


Joanne is survived by:

Her loving husband of 55 years, Richard Gorton of Arundel

3 sons: Daniel Gorton of Limington

          Timothy Michael Gorton of Dayton

          Steven Gorton and his wife Debra of Arundel

11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren


Visiting Hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Hope Memorial Chapel 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005.   A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Pine Grove Cemetery in West Kennebunk. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joanne’s name may be made St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel. To share condolences online, please visit


Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38101-9908
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

 Service Information

Visiting Hours
September 16, 2017

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hope Memorial Chapel
480 Elm Street
Biddeford, ME 04005

Graveside Service
September 16, 2017

2:00 PM
Pine Grove Cemetery
Old Alfred Road
West Kennebunk, ME 04043

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