Newton R. Akashian Jr.
1940 - 2020
BORN
1940
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
24 Worthen Street
Chelmsford, MA
Boynton Beach Florida

Newton Robert Akashian, Jr, "Newtie", of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of Chelmsford, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Janet K. (Stetson) Akashian, with whom he shared 5 glorious years of marriage. He was born on December 4, 1940 in Lowell, a son of the late Anna (Cassidy) and Newton Akashian, Sr. He graduated from Keith Academy in Lowell and then went on to serve in the Coast Guard. He later became a well-known hairstylist and owner of Newton's Hair Salon. He was also the owner and educator of the Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute, where he was a mentor to all. Newtie participated in, and won, many state and national styling competitions over the years before retiring in 2011. Newtie was a proud lifelong member of the Lowell Elks. He was also an avid tennis player having won many tournaments, plus awards in men's leagues. He enjoyed a good game of golf with his chums. Some of his favorite hobbies were playing cribbage with his wife and drawing and painting. He especially liked spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren and his cute little fur babies, Daisy and Schnitzel. He was a very positive man and was kind and generous to all who knew him. He always wanted the best for everyone and would never place any judgement on anyone. He will always be known for his kindness, beauty and generosity. In addition to his loving wife, Newtie leaves behind his children; Dawna Akashian and her husband, Sean Stanek, of Lowell, Kimberley Preston and her husband, Edmund, of Dracut and his son Newton Robert Akashian, III and his loving partner, Stef Yath, of Chester, NH, six grandchildren; Kelly Preston of Lowell, Rachel Preston and fiancé, Timothy Bell, of Manchester, NH, Olivia Preston of Dracut, Hailey Akashian of New Jersey, Jacob Akashian of Chester, NH, and Ryan Stanek of Lowell, his loving brother, Bruce Akashian and his wife, Kathleen, of Lowell, and his beautiful sister Barbara Huttig of Woburn, his special nephews, Brian and Brendan Akashian and special niece Kerry Akashian. He also leaves behind several other nieces and nephews whom he was very fond of, his dear friends Ed and Judy Gendreau and his two very precious dogs, Daisy and Schnitzel. Sadly, he was predeceased by his beloved first wife Charlotte A. (Legenc) Akashian who passed away in 2012, and his dear brother-in-law Leon Huttig. The Akashian family wishes to thank the staff at University of Miami Hospital in Miami, FL for their professional, personal and loving care until Newtie's last breath.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 2-5 pm in the BLAKE CHELMSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. His Funeral Mass and interment will be held privately. His Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on Monday at 9 o'clock and may be viewed by visiting www.chelmsfordcatholic.org, select LIVEVIEW, then St. Mary LIVEVIEW. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made Team Walk for Cancer Care, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. For online condolences visit CHELMSFORDFUNERALHOME.COM and find us on Facebook.



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6
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2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
24 Worthen Street, Chelmsford, MA
Dec
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I remember Newtie and his best friend Brian Murphy playing ping pong in his carport and tennis at Shedd Park. Boylston Street friends always had a lot of good laughs. He will be missed, he was a good man and true to his family.
Your friend Dave Allen and Mary Lou
David Allen
Friend
December 16, 2020
Bruce and Janet, my heartfelt condolences, he was a truly good guy.
Mike Downes
Friend
December 9, 2020
I've known Newton since high school, both of us attending Keith Academy, although he might have been a couple of years behind me. I bumped into him later in life when we both took group golf lessons with Barrie Bruce at the Billerica CC. Many times when I posted something on the Chelmsford and Lowell Facebook pages, Newt would comment. He was a good guy and that is how I'll remember him.
RIP my friend
Bryan Leary
Friend
December 7, 2020
Rest In Peace Newtie.. say hello to Dick ❤
Roberta Emerson
Friend
December 6, 2020
Newtie and Dick Kinnal are now looking for the next big football pool. Newtie always enjoyed his membership at Mt. Pleasant GC and when time permitted he was on the course doing his best not to get hurt. Thank you for your service and RIP.
Mike Burns
Friend
December 6, 2020
A real gentleman,, you will be missed
Sonny and Sheila Emerson
Friend
December 5, 2020
Newtie was a Great guy he loved my mother who went to him for years may RIP
Bruce Brewster
Friend
December 5, 2020
Heart felt condolences! from one of the Regan family. Newtie was one of the good guys ! a significant part of my youth was spent with his brother Bruce. I would go over to his parents house on Saturday Mornings (we lived 3 houses away on opposite sides of the block) and spend most of the day there doing things like playing war (card game) with 2 and 3 decks of cards, usually just the two of us, so these games lasted awhile. His grand mother was always there to watch over us. whenever a thunderstorm came by Bruce would hide behind the sofa. We played on the same little team together (red sox) and after that we play alot of tennis together at shedd park. I can remember watching Newtie playing baseball at shedd park, playing short stop with a hilbilly root beer on the ground next to him. My older brother Joe and Newtie went to Kieth academy at the same time and knew each other through out life (Joe passed this year as well, in Feb.). My brother Kevin's son is the same age as Bruce's son and they went to school together at Lowell High. We have a family history with Newtie and his family that goes way back and continues to this day. I can also remember playing ping pong in the car port with Newtie at their home on Boylston street across from the tennis courts at shedd park, and Bruce and I played alot of ping pong together so, we were very good at it and Newtie would have a tough time trying to beat us. I remember Newtie's parents and how his father would shave his arms, I though it was odd but later on in life I found myself doing it as well. To me Newtie was a person that was out there in the sense that you new what he thought and what he felt and I have always liked people like that. Finally, I'd like to say thanks to Newtie for all the love and good he gave to his family, friends and to life, he made it a better place. May The Blessings Be Tom Regan
Tom Regan
Friend
December 5, 2020
A fixture at shedd park Rip
Philip &lynne scannell
Friend
December 5, 2020
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