Arthur Newport

Bill Newport

Thursday, September 24th, 1936 Saturday, August 24th, 2019

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Obituary for Bill Newport

Mr. Arthur (Bill) W. Newport, 82, of Enfield passed away Saturday August 24, 2019 at Parkway Pavilion Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Mary (Houston) Newport, who was the love of his life and with whom he shared 61 years of marriage and passed away December 29, 2018. Bill was born September 24, 1936 in Springfield, MA, the son of the late William and Bella Ann (Vincelette) Newport. He worked in the photography industry and was employed by United Technologies for almost 40 years. In his retirement he enjoyed lobstering and fishing with his brother Frank. He enjoyed the CT shore and spent countless weekends at their trailer home in Westbrook. Bill was a past Exalted Ruler of the Enfield Elks Club where he was known for his culinary, cooking Friday evening dinners and many large events. He was a very skilled baseball player and enjoyed playing softball and watching his Boston Red Sox. Bill will always be remembered as a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend. He leaves his sons Ronald A. Newport and wife Christine of Manchester, CT and Bruce A. Newport and wife, Kawailani of Kekaha, HI, his daughter, Brenda C. DeGray and husband, Glenn of East Haven, CT, eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, brother, Francis Newport and sister, Jacqueline Michaud, both of Enfield CT and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Bill will be celebrated on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapel & Crematory, 61 South Road in Enfield followed by burial at Hazardville Cemetery, Elm Street, Enfield. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home for calling hours on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 30th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT
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    Friday, August 30th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 | 10:30am
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT
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    Saturday, August 31st, 2019
  • Interment

    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 |
    Hazardville Cemetery, Enfield
    Elm St
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    Saturday, August 31st, 2019

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Barb & Bill Kelsey

We are very sorry to learn Bill has passed away. He was a great friend to us for many years. We have many happy memories of Bill and Mary at Kelsey's Marina, parties and just plain happy evenings spent together. We will miss the phone calls and visits to our home as well. Rest in peace Bill, you will never be forgotten.
Comment | Posted at 01:19pm via Condolence

Annemarie Almeida

Bill was like family, while being a client of Dialaride, taking rides to and from Davita. We witnessed his devotion to his wife, his pride for his family, his friendship with neighbors, and his generally good nature, despite his pangs of life. He will be missed by us, as well as anyone with whom he crossed paths.
However, we know he’s with his dear wife, and all is now well.
My sympathies go out to his family and friends, for the loss of this dear man.
Sincerely—- Annemarie
Enfield Dialaride
Comment | Posted at 11:52am via Condolence

Samuel Divine

Sam Divine sends his Prayers snd Condolences to all Members of Bill's Family. I met Bill at DiVita, we became friends, talked about his Family and the Red Sox's . Bill will missed by everyone at DiVita and Dial-A-Ride bus drivers. God Bless the Newport Family, may Bill's memory remain in your Hearts Forever.
Comment | Posted at 09:58pm via Condolence

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