Obituary for Barbara Newton (Muckenstrom)
Clinton-Barbara M. (Muckenstrom) Newton, 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the Palms of Punta Gorda located in Florida. Barbara is pre-deceased by her beloved husband of 30 years, Roy Wilson Newton, who died in 1992. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Deborah Harrison & Robert of Berwick, ME; Michael P. Kush & Kathy of Wasilla, AK; Philip J. Kush of Las Vegas, NV; and Margaret Kemp & Robert, with whom she lived, of Ft. Myers, FL. She leaves two brothers and their wives, George Muckenstrom & Pat of Monroe, CT; and John Muckenstrom & Judy of Sterling. Barbara leaves behind eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Barbara was born in Clinton to the late George & Annie (Golas) Muckenstrom. She attended local schools and graduated from the Clinton High School, Class of 1947. Barbara raised her family in Clinton and later met and married Roy W. Newton. Barbara, Roy, and their daughter Marti embarked on a multi-year sailing exploration throughout Central America in the early 1970’s. The family then returned to settle in Anchorage, Alaska, where Barbara began work on the Alaska Pipeline. She later changed careers and became the Banquet Manager for the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, while also serving many years as the culinary union representative for the state of Alaska. Following retirement, she continued her passion for traveling with extensive trips and countless cruises around the globe. Barbara was a devout Catholic and woman of great faith. She most cherished time spent in the company of family and will be forever remembered as a fun and optimistic bingo player! A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 11AM on Saturday, September 2, 2017 in the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton, with burial to follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Lancaster. A calling hour will be held in the funeral home prior to services on Saturday morning from 10 until 11AM. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com