SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 23, 2012

William F. Newell Jr., 81


Topsfield — William F. Newell Jr., of Topsfield formerly of Lynnfield and Peabody died on Tuesday, November 20 at his residence.

Born in Everett on March 31, 1931 he was the son of the late William F. and Barbara (Humphreys) Newell.

Mr. Newell was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Boston College High School and Boston College. He had been the Managing Director of Marsh & McLennan Company and also served as President and CEO of the Frank B. Hall Company. He was a past member of the Salem Country Club and also the Algonquin Club. He was an active member of Catholic Charities and served with the United States Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Newell is the beloved husband of the late Barbara A. (Humphreys) Newell. He is the loving father of Catherine M. Keenan & husband Michael of Middleton, Patricia J. Lobao & husband James of Salem and the late William F. Newell, III. He is the loving grandfather of William R. & Kevin Newell, Katelyn & Michael Keenan, James, Samantha & Robert Lobao. He is the great grandfather of Parker & Reese Newell. He is also survived by his cousin Sr. Mary Catherine Nelson, PBVM of Watervliet, NY and his long time companion Doris C. Marr of Marshfield.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave. Wakefield, Tuesday at 9am followed by a funeral mass held at St. Adelaide Church, 708 Lowell St. Peabody, at 10am. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the funeral home Monday 4-7pm. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472.