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Remembering Eleanor Norris and the land she loved

A Norwell force of nature lives on in the hearts of those who loved her and in the land she donated on the river

Adventurous even at age 100, Eleanor A. Norris last fall made a final visit to the marshes and woods along the North River where for decades she cleared brush, rode horses, skated, waltzed, played music, and loved the land.

Friends present that day recalled her delight when children exploring the trails said it was one of their favorite places, too. Her face lit up. “Do come back,” she said.

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