Catherine F. Newton
1923 - 2016
Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home
142 Elm Street
Marblehead, MA
Catherine F. Cathy (Fagan) Newton, 93, of Peabody and lifelong resident of Marblehead, died peacefully Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Brooksby Village, Peabody, MA. She was the wife of John W. Newton who predeceased her in 2005 after 63 years of marriage. Cathy was born in Forkhill, county of Armagh, Ireland as a Naturalized US citizen. She graduated from Somers Central High School in NY. She received her LPN Degree in 1963 and worked at Salem Hospital for 30 years. Her greatest love, beside her family, was her crafts. Cathys other children were the porcelain dolls that she made in her kiln, hand-painted their faces and body, and sewed their period clothing. She designed many Humpty Dumpty dressed-eggs and made many Silhouettes. Cathy also knitted, crocheted and embroidered many items over the years. She is survived by her sons, Mark of Ipswich, MA, and Richard and his wife Mariane of Naples, FL; Granddaughters, Rebecca Delaney and her partner Judie of Beaverton, OR, and Jennifer Holgren and her husband Terri; and great-granddaughter, Elizabeth of Gloucester. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A funeral service will be held in the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street, Marblehead on Tuesday, April 19 at 11AM. Visitation will begin at 9AM. Cremation followed by interment with her husband in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne will be at a later time. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Brooksby Village Scholarship Fund in memory of Catherine Newton. Send to Brooksby Village, ATTN: Kim Whitworth, 200 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody, MA 01960. Please visit the online memorial for Cathy at
Published by The Marblehead Reporter from Apr. 15 to Apr. 28, 2016.
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Sweet, Lovely, and Lively, Aunt Cate. The long impact she had on her cousin Peter Begley's children in the short time that we knew her is testament to the magnificent person that she was. 3 years later, we still celebrate her wholeheartedly. But oh, how those Irish eyes smiled, even when her vision was impaired. She keeps us smiling when we think of her. May she rest in eternal peace.

Marian and the Begley family
Marian Begley
April 11, 2019
You are a shining light to our family, Aunt Cate, and we were blessed to know you. Although we miss you, you live in our hearts forever. Amen.
Marian Begley
April 11, 2017
I worked with Cathy in the OR at Salem Hospital for many years and we had many laughs together. We always had an annual Christmastime dinner usually at the General Glover. Cathy was a talented craftsperson. My condolences to her family and I'm sorry I wasn't able to give them in person.

Linda Lapham
Las Vegas, NV
April 28, 2016
So very sorry for your loss. May your hearts be filled with the wonderful memories you shared together as a life well lived and loved (Psalms 90:10)
April 22, 2016
I'll always remember and smile thinking about visiting with Aunt Cate and Uncle Bud.
Paul Newton
April 19, 2016
Very happy to have met our wonderful, Dear Aunt Cate, even if very late in life. Reading that she was born in Fork Hill, county Armagh, Ireland, reminds us yet again about our beloved Father. When passing by or eating in Olive Garden I will always smile in memory.
Robert Begley
April 19, 2016
Catherine Newton was a gentle sole who's warmth and kindness was always present. She opened up her heart to our family and made us feel a part of hers. Her smile and sweetness will always be remembered by us all. God bless you!
James Whitney
April 18, 2016
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