Florence M. Newton
Newton, Florence M. (Drury) 82, passed away on Sunday September 14th at The Miriam Hospital. She was the beloved wife for 62 years of Albert E. Newton. She was the daughter of the late James and Florence (Leveille) Drury. She was the mother of Mary DiChristopher (husband Ronald), and the late Alice E. Newton and Florence Victoria Lupo. She was the grandmother of Jody, Vincent, and Nicole DiChristopher, Jessica Lupo and the late Eric Newton DiChristopher. Great grandmother of Alec James, Nolan DiChristopher and Alecia Lupo. She was the sister of James Drury of Arizona, Anthony Drury of Massachusetts and Jean Boutin of North Carolina. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00am in St. Bartholomew Church 297 Laurel Hill Avenue Providence. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery in Cranston. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00-8:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston.
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Florence was the oldest of five children. She attended St Marys school in Providence and belonged to St Marys parish. She worked at National Colapsible Tube Company for 17 years starting at the age of 16. She also worked as a CNA at Cedar Crest Nursing Home for 8 years. Following that she was also a CNA at the State Hospital in Cranston until her retirement in 1996. Never a materialistic person, she always found joy in the simple things in life. Always an optomist, her cup was always half full. Religion was a big part of Florences life. She prayed faithfully every day, even working her prayers into her almost daily walks around Meshanticut Lake while walking 7 times around for a total of 5 miles. Reading was was one of her favorite things to do. Her Mother would always remark that if she couldn't find Florence she could find her off reading a book. Of course also reading the comics was always important to her as she had such a great sense of humor. She also loved watching her favorite tv shows such as Lets Make a Deal, Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy. She loved listening and singing to music. She also loved nature, especially watching the hummingbirds. Family was very important to Florence. She was a wonderful wife and mother. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren very much always asking about them and enjoying thier many visits with her. She was also very close with her sisters and brothers. Her many cousins and nieces and nephews were also very important to her. She was the love of her husbands life and will be sadly missed by all. We are all so grateful to have shared in her life and know that she is at peace.
Nicole DiChristopher - 09/18/2014
Miss you so much already meme :( Im glad you're not suffering anymore tho and im glad I have you up in heaven watching over me!! I love you so much forever and ever!! Xoxoxoxoxoxo
Auntie Flo - 09/19/2014
Joe and I have so many great memories of you and of our special times visiting us here in Virginia. We LOVE you, our special ANGEL up in heaven.
Love Joe and Jeannie
Alec DiChristopher - 06/08/2015
I miss you meme you meant the world to me you were the best in the world you loved people you cared for people and you made me happy i know you are looking down on me and making sure you are alright i love so much meme R.I.P