Leroy H. Newell

  • Born: June 4, 1921
  • Died: February 6, 2018
  • Location: Newington, Connecticut

Burritt Hill Funeral Home

332 Burritt Street
New Britain, CT 06053

Tel. (860) 229-9021

Tribute & Message From The Family

Our Beloved Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather & Friend

Leroy H. Newell, 96, was called to eternal life on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from the Jefferson House. Born in Waterbury, CT, on June 4, 1921, he was the son of the late Paul & Minnie (Kreidel) Newell. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during WWII. He lived in Newington since 1955 where he and his late wife Doris raised their family and was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church for over 60 years. His love for music began as a child playing in Waterbury Palace Theater for a children's talent show and then on a radio program. He was a piano tuner by trade and played in the Al Jarvis Orchestra for many years. Roy was a lifelong Boston Red Sox Fan, and loved the UCONN basketball teams. He had a sense of humor that was with him always, having a funny story to tell at any time. He and Doris loved to travel and saw just about every National Park in the country.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife Doris (Beers) Newell in 2015. Left to honor to cherish his memory are his children, Fredrick Newell and his wife Kristen of Raleigh, NC, Elizabeth Provost and her husband Donald of Burlington, and Marjorie Armstrong and her husband Charles of Londonderry, NH, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
His life and funeral will be celebrated on Saturday, February 10, at 10:00 AM, meeting directly at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1655 Main St, Newington, with interment following at Evergreen Cemetery in Watertown. Relatives and friends may call for visitation on Friday, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Duksa Family Funeral Homes at Newington Memorial, 20 Bonair Ave, Newington.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Beth, Sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and prayering for you and your family. Don and Janne Workman

Posted by Janne and Don Workman janneqw58@gmail.com - Burlington, CT - Friend   February 09, 2018


We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We always looked forward to Mr. Newell stopping by to say Hi, tell us a joke or ask if we were ready to go to lunch at Ruth Chris's Steakhouse. His warm smile and kindness will be missed by everyone. May the love of family and friends bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Sue.Sharon,Chris,Pat Business Office at Jefferson House - Newington, CT - Friend   February 08, 2018

Dear Fred, Beth, and Marj, We still have vivid memories of the good times with your folks. And of course the memories of all of those weekends playing music with your father.We are in Florida right now.Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Posted by Lou & Barbara Donato - Newington, CT   February 08, 2018

Fred, Beth, and Marje,
Deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. He was a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Marcia Saucier - Meriden, CT - Family Friend   February 08, 2018

With deepest sympathy during your time of mourning.

Posted by Newington Memorial Funeral Home Duksa Family Funeral Homes - Newington, CT   February 08, 2018


Our thoughts and prayers are with his family

Posted by Debbie & Ray Fijol - Stuart, FL - Family Friend   February 07, 2018

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