Arlene C. Newell

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  • "Clifton, We are so sorry for your loss. Arlene was such an..."
    - Bill & Ginny Hammond
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LACONIA -- Arlene C. Newell, 94, of 17 Morningside Drive, died Jan. 29, 2011, at St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

She was born June 12, 1916, in Newport, to George and Florence (Beattie) Croteau. She spent her childhood at Lake Sunapee and graduated from Sunapee High School in 1935.

She took courses at the Remington Rand School of Business Machines in Boston and was a member of the first class of certified dental assistants held by the New Hampshire Dental Association, with the Capping and State Boards held in Concord. She was very active in the New Hampshire Dental Assistants' Society for two years.

She had been employed by the late Dr. E. J. Hammond for 28 years as office manager and nurse assistant, retiring in 1971.

IN HER LIFE: In 1962, she married Clifton B. Newell of Laconia and they lived on Morningside Drive in their new home they had built in 1963.

Arlene had been a member of the Laconia Country Club since 1943 and was an honorary member. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gilford. She was always a very caring person to others.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Clifton B. Newell of Laconia; a niece, Armena Macartney of Morehead City, N.C.; and by two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Page of Chelmsford, Mass. and Lucille Rollins of Wolfeboro; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Ethel Dolloff, of Gilford, by a nephew, Albert G. Dolloff, also of Gilford and by a brother, Ralph Croteau, of Worcester, Mass.

SERVICES: There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Rte 11A, Gilford. Spring burial will be in Union Cemetery, Laconia.

The family has requested no flowers. Donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 7408, Gilford 03247.

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Published in Union Leader on Feb. 1, 2011