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.