Mildred M. Newton MANCHESTER NH -- Mildred M. Newton, 95, wife of the late Edward W. Newton, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Villa Crest Retirement Home with her loving family at her side. A lifelong resident of Connecticut, she was born and raised in Thomaston and resided for many years in Meriden. Born August 15, 1914, the daughter of the late George and Clara Florian. She was the valedictorian from the 1931 graduating class at Thomaston High School and graduated with honors from Boston University in 1935. She was a high school math teacher in Thomaston for several years and then was responsible for unit-costing of parachute's manufactured in New Haven during World War ll. She was a member for many years of the Meriden Chorus, Meriden Woman's club and the 1st United Methodist Church. She enjoyed square dancing, quilting, knitting, gardening and travel. She is survived by her son and daughter, Seth (Sylvia) Newton of Derry NH, and Enid (Richard) Band of Londonderry, NH; she also leaves behind five grandchildren, Bret and Ross Newton of Derry NH, Clarissa Moll of Glendale Heights, Illinois, Georgina Henker of Dover, NH, and Priscilla Hofmann of Nashville, Tennessee. She also leaves behind 5 great grandchildren Fiona Grace Moll, Colin Edward Moll, Christian Walter Moll, Louisa Anabel Henker and Penelope Caitlyn Hofmann. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 16 at 1:00 pm at, Walnut Grove Cemetery Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Meriden Soup Kitchen, PO Box 2138, Meriden, CT 06450. Arrangements are under the direction of Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden.

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  1. It was our pleasure having Mildred at Fox Den Retirement Community. She was a very dignified woman, who always had a lot to contribute to our activities and discussions. She has been greatly missed here at Fox Den.

  2. Dear Enid & Richard, So sorry to hear of your mother’s death. Enid – you were a wonderful and caring daughter. Your mom is now at peace. David & I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. With peace and love, Cheryl and David South

  3. Dear Enid and Richard, Learned today from Richard that Enid’s dear mother passed and wanted to send our love to you both. God bless Mildred’s memory and her homecoming. Your CTR friends.

  4. Dear Enid, Our prayers are with you and your family. May the peace and love of God comfort you at this time and always. Allen and Barbara Ikalainen (CTR 2:42)

  5. Dear Enid, Our prayers are with you and your family. May the peace and love of God comfort you at this time and always. Allen and Barbara Ikalainen (CTR 2:42)

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