Valerie J. Newell

Jan 14, 2020

Rockland — Valerie Jane Newell, 75, of Rockland, passed away peacefully Jan. 6, 2020. She was born Feb. 19, 1944, in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of Kareem and Agnes (Curtis) Nichols.

Valerie believed in Jesus Christ, was baptized, and was a member of New Hope Church in Bangor. She was deeply generous and was in her element when serving and taking care of others.

She enjoyed her occupation as a beautician and was also a skilled bartender and waitress. In later years, Valerie worked as an in-home caregiver and was a proprietor of the Monroe General Store for four years before her retirement.

Valerie had a love for flowers and shrubs, and spent her leisure time planting and nurturing them and giving them to others.

She was predeceased by both parents and is survived by her husband of 39 years, David Newell, of Swanville; her sons, John Thomas Berry and Nicholas Newell of Bangor; a sister, Nadine LeRoy of Corona, Calif.; granddaughter Kaylee Elizabeth Newell of Bangor; and nieces Bonnie Trupiano and Holly LeRoy of Corona, Calif.

Funeral service details to be determined; for further information as plans are made or for details on where to send flowers for the service, contact New Hope Church at

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

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