Constance Arlene Newman

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Constance “Connie” Arlene Newman, 82, died, with her family by her side, Aug. 16, 2015, in Ellsworth. She was born March 7, 1933, in Salisbury Cove, the daughter of Clarence Alden and Teresa Winona (Renshaw) Mitchell.

Connie attended Bar Harbor schools. She worked 30 years as a bookkeeper with her husband, Tom at Acadia Express. Connie enjoyed gardening, cottage caretaking and she loved animals.

Connie is survived by her beloved husband, Thomas Newman. Three sons, Thomas Michael Newman and wife, Diana, of Southwest Harbor, Jeffrey Newman and wife, Kim, of South Carolina, and David Newman and wife, Vicki, of Ellsworth. One daughter, Susan Cecere and husband, Michael, of Virginia. Brother, Dennis Mitchell and wife, Jean, and one sister, Janet Bowden of Waldo. Ten grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Connie was predeceased by her twin sister, Corice Seavey, and by her sister, Leona Gilley.

Friends are invited to call 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday. Interment will be at Mt. View Cemetery, Town Hill.

Contributions in Connie’s memory may be made to the Southwest Harbor Animal Welfare, Inc., P.O. Box 434, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679.

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