Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Alice (Bouchard) Newbery, 82, of Simsbury, beloved wife for 59 years of Senior Deacon Robert D. Newbery, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Simsbury surrounded by her family in Simsbury.

Born in Connor, Maine, on May 19, 1934,she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Josephine (Paradise) Bouchard. She attended Hartford schools and graduated in 1952 from Hartford Public High School. She then worked at the Aetna Life & Casualty Insurance Co., where she met her future husband. She then worked as a computer operator at the Hartford Insurance Co. for more than 20 years, retiring in 1989.

The Newberys lived in Windsor Locks for many years before moving to Simsbury in 1994 after she and her husband retired. During her retirement, Mrs. Newbery worked in the archives of the Archdiocese of Hartford and she later volunteered at McLean's in Simsbury. Deacon and Mrs. Newbery volunteered in many capacities at the parishes that they belonged to over the years and as a extraordinary ministers of holy Communion at Hartford Hospital. They also served as a team couple for many years for Marriage Encounters. 

Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Raymond R. Newbery of Middletown; a sister, Doris Parent of Vernon; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two infant children, Joseph and Francis Newbery; four brothers, Lionel, Albert, Roland and Roger Bouchard; and six sisters, Anita Collins, Albertine Hebert, Jeannine Hebert, Lee Mathieu, Bernice Colbath and Fern Chmielecki.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 19 at St. Therese Church in Granby. Burial followed in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2275 Silas Deane Highway, First Floor N - Unit 9, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 74 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, CT 06032.