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949 Main St
P.O. Box 363
Waldoboro, ME 04572
Phone: 207-832-5541
Fax: 207-832-6346
Robert Newton

Robert T Newton

Thursday, April 8th, 2021
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Bob Newton, 74, of Boothbay, Maine passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 8, 2021. He was born in Hartford Connecticut, the third of 7 children, to Robert and Flora (Lawless) Newton. After graduating from High School in Avon Connecticut, he was a Navy Veteran, serving from 1968-1969. Bob attended Central Connecticut State College, Maine Maritime Academy and the University of Southern Maine, earning degrees in Civil Engineering and Post-Secondary Education. His working careers consisted of Civil Engineering, Contractor and Electrician.

In 1969 he met and later married his beloved wife, Ellen Stevens. They settled in Boothbay, Maine, where they raised their three children. He and Ellen devoted 17 years coaching the YMCA swim team and he happily drove the bus to all the out of town meets. He was very proud of all his swimmers.

Bob was predeceased by his parents and sisters Louise and Joan.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ellen, daughters Sybil King (Clayton) of Saco, ME., Leah Kelsch (Brian)of Center Conway, N.H., and son Abraham Newton (Wendy) of Standish, ME. Grandchildren, Ben Malloy, Willem King, Caelan Newton, Evelyn King, MacCary Kelsch and Abraham Kelsch and Great-granddaughter Micah Rose Newton, as well as brothers Jim and Scott and sisters Carol, Nancy, Elizabeth and Heidi.

There will be walk through visits Friday, April 16, 2021 at Hall Funeral Home and Tribute Center, 975 Wiscasset, Road, Boothbay, from 5-7 p.m., masks and social distancing required and COVID 19 protocols will be in place.

A celebration of his life will be held at The Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay, Me., from 11:30 to 3:30 pm April 17, 2021

A private family memorial service will be held on Saturday in East Boothbay, ME.

Donations in his memory may be made to:
Boothbay Harbor Waterfront Park PO Box 55 Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
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    Friday, April 16th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, April 16th, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Hall's of Boothbay
    975 Wiscasset Road
    BOOTHBAY, ME 04537
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    Walk through visits will be held at the Hall's of Boothbay Funeral Home.

    Masks and social distancing is required and following all CDC COVID 19 restrictions will be in place.

    A private family service will be held on Saturday in East Boothbay ME.


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Heidi & Norman Hanrahan and Scott Calkins

Posted at 10:15am
Ellen, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. All our love.

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Rebecca Rochelle

Posted at 09:43pm
Rest In Peace Coach! You and Ellen were so special to me and I’ll never forget all you did to I still the love of swimming in my heart.

Paul Ammann

Posted at 02:04pm
Ellen, Leah, and the entire family,
We are thinking of you all at this extremely difficult time. He was by all accounts a great man.
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Donald, Jessica & Avery Whitelaw

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