October 4, 1944 — May 12, 2019
GLENS FALLS — Anita Kay Newton, 74, of Glens Falls, was welcomed into the arms of the Lord surrounded by her family on May 12, 2019.
A lifelong resident of Glens Falls, Anita was a beloved daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, treasuring above everything else the time she spent with her family.
Anita was born on Oct. 4, 1944 in Albany to Elizabeth “Betty” and Charles “Wilson” Blocksidge, who she loved and cared for deeply.
Anita worked at North Country Imports for decades, spending many hours on the road with her husband, Robert, as the two did dealer swaps. She always made sure to enjoy the journey and small moments with others.
One of her favorite pastimes was shopping for antiques with her mother, appreciating the beautiful, historic and unique treasures life had to offer, especially those that represented her Irish heritage, of which she was very proud. Anita was a talented cook who showed her love through the countless meals she prepared for others, always willing to teach anyone who wanted to learn. She had a gift for crocheting and knitting, continuing an art she learned from her mother in the form of beautiful and warm blankets for others.
When you were with her, her attention was all yours. She had a soft spot for animals, a brilliant sense of humor and believed life’s too short not to eat dessert for breakfast, especially if it includes whipped cream.
She will be remembered for her endless thoughtfulness, generosity and strength. Anita had a caretakers heart. She loved unconditionally and always put others before herself.
She is predeceased by her mother, Betty; father, Wilson; and infant sister, Alicia.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert Newton; their children, Mike (Deb) Newton, Derek (Misty) Newton and Lynne (Don) Wells; grandchildren, Aiden Newton, Colton Newton, Torie (Greg) Buck, Katherine (Dylan) Zyniecki and Stephen Wells; great-granddaughter, Grace Buck; sister-in-law, Sally Newton; aunt, Harriet Crimmins; and many dear cousins and friends.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Singleton Sullivan Potter Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.
Burial will be held privately for the family at St. Mary’s Cemetery, South Glens Falls.
Anita’s family is very grateful for the compassionate care she received from the St. Peter’s Hospital 6th Floor, Brady Farrell wing and ICU nursing and medical staff.
Donations may be made in Anita’s memory to St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation, 310 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208; or a charity of your choosing.