Glenn R. Atkinson, age 48, of Newtown died unexpect-edly October 26, 2010 at his home. He was born in Danbury on March 8, 1962 a son of Edward and Lyn (Erb) Atkinson of Newtown. Glenn was a lifelong resident of Newtown and was a graduate of Newtown High School, Class of 1981. He was captain of the Swim Team during his senior year. Glenn was a self employed Stone Artisan and did the stone work for the Newtown Meeting House, Edmond Town Hall and other Newtown landmarks. Glenn was most recently employed by O&G Industries. Glenn was well known as coach of the Torpedoes swim team. He was very involved with his children's activities and interests. Glenn enjoyed golfing and gathering with his family and friends. He was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church. In addition to his parents, Glenn is survived by four daughters, Abigail Atkinson of Washington, DC, Emma Atkinson, a student at John Carroll University in Ohio and Maggie and Ellen Atkinson both of Newtown; three brothers, Mark Atkinson of New Milford, Keith and Eric Atkinson both of Southbury; a sister, Nancy Devore of Torrington; four nephews and three nieces. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Church on Saturday October 30, 2010 at 10 a.m. Interment will be private. Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home 58 Main St. Newtown Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Glenn Atkinson Children's Scholarship Fund, c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main St. Newtown, CT 06470.
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Published in News Times on Oct. 28, 2010