Burlington / St. Albans - John "Newts" Peter Newton, 57, died peacefully early Tuesday morning, July 31, 2018 at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester.
John was born on November 3, 1960 in Burlington, the son of Kenneth Jr. and Martha (Benoit) Newton.
He graduated from Burlington High School and served in the US Army. John loved to go bowling, play Mallet Golf, and softball. He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and Green Bay Packers. Go Sox!
He is survived by his brothers Kenneth K. Newton III and his spouse Joshua of St. Albans, Larry Newton and his wife Kim of Colchester and his sister Joyce McCutcheon and her husband John of Milton. By his nephews Taylor Newton and his wife Emily Bens and their daughter Fiona, and Andrew Newton and his wife Brittany Rocheleau Newton. He also leaves his special cousins and best friends Michael "Shorty" Shortsleeve and Peter Shortsleeve.
He was predeceased by his parents, sister Judith Newton, and his aunts Loretta Benoit and Pauline Gaudreau.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday August 2, 2018 from 4-6pm at the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton. A Funeral Service will be held at 5:30 pm by Fr. John Feltz.
A Celebration of John's life will follow at 7pm at Smitty's Pub, located at 1127 North Ave., in the Ethan Allen Shopping Center in Burlington.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the VNA Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT 05446 or the Franklin County Home Health Agency/Hospice at 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478. Both agencies provided wonderful care and kindness to John and our family.