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NewtonShIRVING:  Shirley P. Newton, 80, of Southerland Road, Irving, died Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital, following a brief illness.  She was born in Silver Creek, on July 24, 1938, the daughter of the late Roland and Isabel (Southland) Dickinson.

Mrs. Newton was a graduate of Silver Creek Central School and worked as a TV hostess for the former Lake Shore Hospital, Irving. She was very fond of her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband Norman G. Newton of Irving, whom she married on August 3, 1957, in the First United Presbyterian Church, Silver Creek, three sons David Newton, of Irving; Tim (Susan) Newton, of West Lafayette, Indiana; Scott (Lisa Whipple) Newton, of Irving; a sister, Carol (Fred Newell) Mead, of Cassadaga; and a brother, Terry Dickinson, of Fredonia.  Also surviving are three grandchildren Emily, Aaron and Brenna Newton and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a son Tom Lee Newton, a sister Susan Pencek and a brother Randy Dickinson.

There will be no visitation observed.  Services are private and at the convenience of family.  Interment will be in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

The family suggests memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street Johnson City, NY 13790.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to

1 Comment on Obituary Notice – Shirley P. Newton

  1. Michael Mohart says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Tim Newton and his family at the passing of his mother, Shirley. Growing up she was the neighborhood mom to a group of at least five families’ boys who gathered in the summer to play all kinds of ball or in their pool in their backyard. Checking up on us making sure we weren’t hurt and making sure we hit the water hose on hot summer days.
    I know that my son today doesn’t have that in his neighborhood. Kids don’t play in other kids yards unless it’s arranged play date!
    I want to thank Mrs. Newton for being there for us growing up. It meant a lot to me to have that experience.

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