Suzanne Franck Newton, 79, of West Simsbury, beloved wife of John S. Newton, died Thursday, December 12, 2019, at the John Dempsey Hospital. She was born April 9, 1940, in Mineola, NY; daughter of the late Russell C. Franck, and Florence â€śEvelynâ€ť (Dulfer) Franck. Suzanne attended Skidmore College, and graduated from Adelphi University in 1961, earning her BS and RN degree. She and her husband lived in Garden City, NY prior to moving to Simsbury, in 1969. Suzanne was a talented needlepoint designer and artist. She ran her own design business, â€śDesigns by Suzanneâ€ť, for 35 years. She was a member of the CT Valley Chapter of the Embroiderersâ€™ Guild of America, serving as its Vice President for Membership for many years. Suzanneâ€™s needlepoint talent and skill was recognized by the Embroidersâ€™ Guild of America, in its awarding her the prestigious Master Craftsman Award in 1988. Suzanne was also a member of the Nutmeg State Orchid Society, and St. James Episcopal Church, in Farmington.
Suzanne also enjoyed gardening, growing orchids, cooking, and being â€śGâ€™maâ€ť to her six wonderful grandchildren. She had a love of animals, wildflowers, birds, and especially her dogs.
In addition to her loving husband of 59 years, she is survived by her three sons, Chris Newton, of Pembroke, MA, Geoff Newton, and wife Alice, of Granby, Rob Newton, and wife Dawn, of Colchester, and her grandchildren, Victoria â€śToriâ€ť Newton, Colin Newton, Chelsea Newton, Sheryl Newton, Sean Newton, and Sarah Newton â€¦ and by her beloved dogs, â€śPennyâ€ť and â€śBiscuitâ€ť.
Suzanneâ€™s family will receive friends on Friday, December 20th, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury. A celebration of her life will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 21st, at St. James Episcopal Church, 3 Mountain Road, Farmington. Her ashes will be interred in the Memorial Garden following the Service. A light lunch will be enjoyed in the Parish Hall following internment. Donations in Suzanneâ€™s memory may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society. Please visit Suzanneâ€™s â€śBook of Memoriesâ€ť at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online tributes.