Robert E. Newett

August 30, 2018


Robert E. Newett, 77, of Fairhaven passed away at home, unexpectedly Thursday, August 30, 2018.

Born in New Bedford, son of the late Joseph E. and Wanda (Guzik) Newett, he lived most of his life in Fairhaven. Bob served in the Army during Vietnam and later worked as a Correction Officer for the Massachusetts Department of Correction for 20 years. After retirement he also worked as a commercial fisherman for many years.
He enjoyed fishing, cooking and going out to eat with his sisters. Most of all Bob enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Brian E. Newett and his wife Melanie of Hope Valley, RI and Pamela J. Leon and her husband George of Culpeper, VA; his former wife Dianna (Buckley) Flack of Zepherhills, FL; four grandchildren, Courtney and Shannon Seymour and Emily and Madison Newett; two sisters, Barbara Soucy of East Freetown and Patricia Laflamme of Fairhaven; and several nieces and nephews.

He will be cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Friday, September 7, 2018, at 11AM, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven. Visitation will be from 10-11am prior to the service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379, or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.


SEP 7. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

Fairhaven Funeral Home
117 Main Street
Fairhaven, MA, 02719

Memorial Service

SEP 7. 11:00 AM (EDT)

Fairhaven Funeral Home
117 Main Street
Fairhaven, MA, 02719

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