NEWTON The Honorable Francis C. Newton, Jr., a resident of Sudbury since 1954, died February 6, 2012. He was 86 and husband of the late Elizabeth White Newton. Born in Boston, MA on October 25, 1925, He was the son of the late Francis C. and Helen (Prentiss) Newton. Raised in Brookline and Newton Centre, he attended Newton High School and Deerfield Academy. He graduated from Amherst College in 1947 and Boston University School of Law in 1952. A U.S. Army combat Infantryman in World War II, with the 99th Division, 535th AAA Regiment, he fought during the Battle of the Bulge; crossed the Remagen Bridge into Germany while under fire; arrived at Dachau Concentration Camp on the day it was liberated and served as an alternate guard at the Nuremberg War Trials. He retired after a 30 year career in the U.S. Army, the Massachusetts Army National Guard and the United States Army Reserve as a Colonel. He was Trial Counsel at Power and Hall, Boston, MA from 1952 to 1964; private practitioner from 1964 to 1996 in Boston, MA and served as an Administrative Law Judge in the Social Security Administration from 1996 until his retirement in 2011. He is survived by his son, Francis C. Newton III and his wife Susan of Arlington and his son James W. Newton and his wife Jane of Sudbury; brother of Robert A. Newton, MD of Weston and the late Alan L. Newton and his wife Terry who survives, and Thomas H. Newton; grandfather of Christine E., Richard P., Matthew S., Jeffrey S., and John S. Newton. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 11:00am at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church, One Morse Road, Sudbury followed by interment with military honors in Wadsworth Cemetery, Sudbury. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00-7:00pm at the Duckett J. S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Road, SUDBURY. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Salvation Army, 35 Concord Road, Framingham, MA 01701. Duckett J. S. Waterman & Sons www.duckett-waterman.com Sudbury 978-443-5777
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Published in Boston Herald on Feb. 8, 2012