OBITUARY

Newton H Burr Jr.

August 8, 1921March 12, 2014
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Newton Howard Burr passed away March 12, 2014. Born August 8, 1921 to Marion Allen Burr and Newton Burr, the oldest of four siblings, Roger, Lois (Thompson), Mary Jane( Gladwin). Newton graduated Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester Massachusetts, where he later severed as a professor and met his future wife, Charlotte Antila. Newton served during WWII with the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps as bombardier and navigational instructor. With the death of his father during a flu epidemic, Newton returned to Clinton to oversee the family dairy business. Burr Dairy & Co provided home delivery of milk and dairy product to residents along the shoreline from Branford to Old Lyme and north to Essex. After the dairy closed in 1964, Newton was a consultant to the dairy and bottling industry throughout North America, working into his mid-eighties. Newton was a past Boy Scout Master, American Legion President, Rotary Club President, Co-Owner Burr Dairy & Co, active member of Peter’s Woods Land Trust and a long-time resident of Clinton. He was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte, who died in 2009. . Newton is survived by his three children, Randall, Christine (Correa), Howard; five grandchildren, Cheryl (Blenk), Randall, Daisy, Samuel, Andrew; seven great grandchildren, Carolyn (Blenk), Katharine, Gavin (Blenk), Randall, Brandon (Blenk), Sadie (Correa), Anthony (Correa) A graveside memorial at Indian River Cemetery on Saturday, March 22, 11 am will be followed by a gathering in the Rose Room at the Clinton Town Hall, from 12-2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Clinton Land Conservation Trust www.clintonlandtrust.org, Boy Scouts of America http://aplacetogive.scouting.org; and Wounded Warrior Project https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/. Swan Funeral Home of Clinton is in charge of arrangements. For online tributes and condolences please visit www.swanfh.com.

Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 22, 2014
  • Gathering Saturday, March 22, 2014
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Newton H Burr Jr.

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Peg York Witham

April 8, 2014

Dear Chris, I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad and also your Mom in 2009. I, like so many others, remember having our milk delivered to our doorsteps when we were all youngsters. Everyone in Clinton knew each other...the kids today will never have that kind of bond, which is so sad. Peg York Witham

Christy Sagnella

March 24, 2014

Newt,
I only cared for you for a couple of weeks before you passed but I
Pray for your family. You were a very sweet man.

March 22, 2014

I wish to express my condolences to the family of Newt Burr. I got to know him when I was a member of Clinton Land Conv. Trust. He helped me with my reports as I was Treas. Tom Gladwin and I would visit with him at the American Legion Hall dinners. Newt was a kind and gentle man. Elizabeth Shea ,Clinton

Jeannine Pickard

March 21, 2014

I enjoyed drinking the milk from his Dairy. My parents knew him ( Alfred and Harriet Hill . He was friends with my Uncle Milton Jennings and Caroline Jennings. Condolences to his family . Jeannine Hill Pickard

Amanda Lee

March 20, 2014

Unfortunately it wasn't until recent years that I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Uncle Newt. When I first met him, he reminded me so much of my grandfather, Roger. He was a kind and gentle man who loved his family and was passionate about his work. I was in awe of his computer skills and the fact that he was working well into his 80's. He was an inspiration and I know he will be missed by so many people. My condolences to the family. With love, Amanda Lee

Susan Smith

March 20, 2014

Dear Chris: I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I have such great memories of growing up and playing at your house. Your parents were so nice. My condolences to you and your whole family Susan Buell Smith

Alison Dundy

March 18, 2014

Dear Meg, Howie, Sam, Daisy, and all of Newt's family,
Richard and I are so sorry for your loss. The love that Newt's children and grandchildren have for this man is a lasting tribute to a life that made a difference in the world.
Alison Dundy

robin smith

March 18, 2014

Dear Howie, Meg, Sam and Daisy - Our condolences to you on the loss of your father and grandfather. You were all very special to him. Love, Robin & Jim

Nathan Clark

March 18, 2014

Newt Burr was a nice person. I worked for him at at The Burr Dairy. Our condolences to his family from Nate & Priscilla Clark.

Christina Serrano

March 15, 2014

Newt, I can not express the honor it was to spend your last moments with you. You have taught me something special that will be with me for the rest of my life. I will continue to cherish you in more ways than one. You will forever be in my heart. You have already spoke to me, thanking me but the thank goes to you my friend. I look forward to hearing from you again someday. Be with your Charlotte and all of God's Angels. ??