Robert E. Newell

Newell, RobertHUDSON FALLS – Robert “Bob” E. Newell, of Main Street, went into the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loved ones.“When someone you love becomes a memory – that memory becomes a treasure”.  (author unknown)

With great sadness, we as a family mourn the loss of our beloved Bob.

How do you measure the wealth of a man?

Born on August 1, 1937 to Grace Ryan and Clinton John Newell, Bob was the third oldest of what would become GRN7.

Being recognized as an “All American” afforded him many opportunities, after graduation in the 1950’s.   Life and circumstances changed however and Bob returned to Fort Edward to help raise his younger four siblings.  He accepted the role of pseudo Dad with the same passion as he did throwing the perfect spiral.   Always caring, loving and selfless, he become our mentor.

In 1957, he began his lifetime work as an electrician with Hercules/Ciba Geigy.  He remained there until closure.  Bob continued to work in his chosen field, plus general contracting/maintenance up until this past year.

Along his journey in life, he remained true to himself and his upbringing.  Integrity and kindness would always prevail, always knowing he was not perfect and recognizing his faults.   He took command of a room with his presence, his laugh was infectious and his eyes were always smiling.

Bob was predeceased by his mother, Grace Ryan Newell; his son, Robert; his grandson, Brett; brother, Bill; sister in law, Pat, as well as Paul, Steve, Chris, Tom and Mary Gilmour.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Regina and their blended family; Nan Newell, Paul (Elsa) Newell, Jonathan (Jennifer) Newell, Linda Newell, Jeanne McKenna, Erin (Fred) Breglia, Girard McKenna and Patrick (Seneca) McKenna; his grandchildren, Kaitrin, Kiana, Mark, Jeffrey, Brandon, Evan, Lauren, Taylor, Freddy and Michael; his siblings, Tom Newell, Nancy (Chuck) Caputo, Jane (Ed) Healy, Jim (Gail) Newell and Mary Anne LaBruzzo; sister in law, Anne Newell; hundreds of nieces, nephews, greats, great greats,  cousins and so many loyal friends, especially his Music Ministry Choir.

Don’t mourn Bob’s death.   Instead, celebrate his life.   Be amazed by the grandeur of the mountains, find peace with the roar of the ocean, walk in the rain, get lost in the music and always remember to dance.   Do not take time for granted, look into the eyes of your family and always see the beauty.

The wealth of this man is measured by unconditional love.  Bob was the richest man on earth, a gentle giant, a master of life.  We will miss your comforting hugs.

Friends may call today, Friday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Saturday at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls.

The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

Following the cemetery service, everyone is welcome to McManus Hall to celebrate Bob’s life.

The family suggests the memorial donations be made to High Peaks Hospice, 79 Glenwood Ave., Queensbury, NY 12804 or C.R. Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801 or Alzheimer’s Association Research, 4 Pine West Plaza, #405, Albany, NY 12205.


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20 Responses to Robert E. Newell

  1. Kathy Hastings says:

    What a beautiful tribute to an obviously great man. My sincere condolences to the family.

    Kathy Hastings

  2. Gretchen Taylor says:

    Jonathan, Paul & Family,
    Sending my heartfelt Love & Prayers to you all for the loss of a Great man. May he rest in Gods Hands.

  3. Paul and Patricia (Bruce) Henry says:

    We send our deepest condolences to Bob’s family. We have known this gentle giant since childhood and had the pleasure of his company recently at the Class of 1955’s 80th birthday luncheon. May you RIP our dear friend.

  4. Kathy Roberts Green & Linda Beale Doyle says:

    So sorry Mary Anne & Family, Bob will be sorely missed by so many. Sorry we can’t be there with you, we look forward to seeing you on your return Florida. With all our Love, Kath & Linda

  5. Gina (D'Angelo) Orsini says:

    Jonathan and family,
    Sending sincere condolences to you and your loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  6. Bernard Turner says:

    Regina and family: My deepest sympathies on your loss and what a great tribute in reading the obituary. Bob always was a good and gracious man, responsible and visionary in his employment and always a pillar of strength in times of struggle. I cannot be with you for the services. Just know that he and you will be in my prayers. May Bob rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen.

  7. Paulette (Dashnaw) Foote says:

    Please know that you are in my prayers and in my heart. I will always remember that sweet smile on Bob’s face. He was a wonderful man. My Aunt Venita Duffany also sends her love and prayers to the family. God bless you all, you were very lucky to have had him in your lives. XOXO
    With love,

  8. butch murray says:

    I have not seen Bob in over 50 years but I remember well what a wonderful person he was. In high school he was one to be looked up to and admired. His family has my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

  9. Craig MacEwan says:

    I am very sorry to hear the passing of Bob. My dad, Auger MacEwan (Hercules/Ciba Geigy) always spoke very highly of him and always had the highest of respect for his work ethics and for Bob as a person. God bless Bob and your family.
    Craig MacEwan
    SGF NY

  10. Sharon Gillis says:

    My sincere condolences to Bob’s family and loved ones. I had the pleasure of working with Bob at Ciba-Geigy. I will never forget his smile, nor what a kind soul he was. God Bless and God Speed my friend……..

  11. Gisella Montanez Case says:

    Dear Bob,
    You were always a gentleman and a gentle man. Loving to your family, proud of your kids. You were always ready with a hug and a kind word.
    I’m heartbroken over your passing,
    To Jonathan and the whole family, I’m so, so saddened by this news, but i am here for you!
    Warmly, Gisella Montanez-Case

  12. dayle ahrens says:

    I did not know your brother, Nancy, but the beautiful obituary describes a people person similar to the vivacious friend I discovered on East LaClaire street back in the early 70’s with the neighborhood gang. And I did not know your wonderful father, Jonathan, but I know you and your commitment to the Hudson Falls community, so accept my condolences for your loss and heaven’s gain. You’re dad’s legacy of kindness lives on in you and your Newell family.

  13. Pat Covey says:

    Regina & family,
    I’ve just learned of Bob’s death. He was a great man & our little part of the world is diminished by his passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Oh! His obituary is awesome!

  14. T.R. Sexton says:

    My deepest condolences to all of his family. What a great neighbor he was to my parents! They would often say, “That Bob Newell is an awful good egg!” R.I.P. Bob Newell.

  15. Tom nassivera says:

    So sad to hear of your loss of the great all American. I remember reading the article with him at Uncle Ed Ryan funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  16. Kathy Bechard and Erma Carte says:

    Regina, sending prayers of comfort to you and your family. May you all find peace in your wonderful memories.

  17. Sandy and Paul Arnold says:

    Regina and family,
    The tribute to Bob is lovely. We have the fondest memories of Bob and the fun Christmas parties. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  18. Ken Moore says:

    Having worked with Bob at Hercules in the 70’s. And the friendship he gave me. I’m only ashamed that I could never emulate him. If there is a heaven, I know he is there.

  19. MaryAnn Hubert says:

    Regina and family— my sincere condolences . My husband who passed away in 2014 played football with Robert at Fort Edward High School . He always spook very highly of Robert and looked forward to school reunions . I know you will find peace in your memories.

  20. Williams Family says:

    Condolences to the Newell family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, “heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.” May God bring you comfort and peace.

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