Obituary: Shirley J. Newton, of Milford

Shirley J. Newton, of Milford and beloved wife to the late Donald F. Newton, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on November 5, 2014 at Milford Hospital.

Born in Bridgeport on March 27, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Harry J. and Helen Gannon Anderson.

Shirley and Donald lived in Fairfield until 1976 when they moved to Florida for 19 years. Shirley moved back to Connecticut in 1995, residing in Milford to be closer to her family and friends.

She recently attended her 70th Bassick HS reunion with her friends. Playing bingo and computer games in her spare time, her greatest joy was spending time with her family and Shirley will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her children; Paul Newton and his wife Norma of IN, Brian Newton and his wife June of Shelton, Lynn Facenda and her husband Dennis of West Haven and Diane Mercaldi and her fiancé John Takacs of Milford; ten cherished grandchildren, Christopher, Brian, Ashley, Jill (Phil), Karyn, James (Corinne), Daniel, Rachel (Frank), Lauren (Christopher) and Brian; three great grandchildren, Grace, Sophie and Marshall; her sister, Barbara Bourque of Stratford and her brother Charles and his wife Mary Anderson of Oxford and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Donald,

Shirley was predeceased by her brother Warren Anderson, sister, Jeanne Bourque and brothers-in-law John and Daniel Bourque.

Friends and family may call on Saturday, November 8th from 11am to 1pm with a Prayer Service at 12:30 at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 1 Union St., Ste. 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.

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