Ellis J. Newton
EAST PROVIDENCE - Ellis J. Newton, 88, formerly of Rumford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 13, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Arline (Trahan) Newton.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Jay C. and Pearl (Pennington) Newton. Ellis resided in Rumford over forty years and was a parishioner at Saint Margaret Church.
He is a World War II veteran (1943-1946) enlisted in the United States Marine Corps 6th Marine Division and served in the South Pacific Theater as a rifle marksman, mortar crewman and guard. He participated in the ceremony at the surrender of the Japanese Military Forces in the area of Tsingtao, China and was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal. Ellis is a member of the Marine Corps League, Kent County Detachment.
He was a driver salesman for Autocrat Coffee, Lincoln for over 25 years until retiring. Ellis was actively involved with the boy scouts, Troop 88 Rumford, and the Rhode Island Mineral Hunters. He enjoyed model trains and was active as a member in a model train club in Cumberland. Ellis also enjoyed auto racing, boating, fishing and quahoging, and will certainly be remembered by his friends and family for his home made quahog chowder, his willingness to always lend a hand, for being a loving and supportive Dad, and an awesome and caring Grand Pa to Jay and to our extended family.
He leaves a son, David J. Newton and his wife, Julie, and a grandson, Jay C. Newton all of Cumberland. He was the brother of the late Arlene A. Hilton.
His funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Margaret Church, 1098 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket VISITATION will be Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to Hebert's Nursing Home, Activities Department, 180 Log Road, Smithfield, RI 02917 or Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated.
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