Mrs. Harriet L. nee Holchin Newell

  • Died: October 9, 2013
  • Location:

Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401

Tel. (610) 277-7000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Harriet L. Newell, nee Holchin, passed away surrounded by her loving family on October 9, 2013 at age 84.
She was born 84 years ago in Smock, PA to Lydia A. (Arison) and Joseph Charles Holchin. She was a resident of Plymouth Valley, PA with her beloved husband Thomas F. Newell who passed away in 2002. Harriet, a registered nurse, met Thomas at the VA Hospital.
Harriet was the loving mother of Thomas Newell (Anne Marie Newell), Gregory Newell (Kathryn Newell), Patrick Newell (deceased), Barry Newell (Patricia Newell), Kevin Newell and Matthew Newell. Harriet's family was her life.
She was the cherished grandmother of Michael Newell, Matthew Newell, Brandon Newell, Daniel Newell, Denis Newell, Charles Newell, Jacob Newell, Ashley Newell, Madeline Newell and Morgan Newell.
She is survived by her sister Marion Joanne (Holchin) McMahon, and was preceded in death by her brothers George William Holchin, Charles Gerald Holchin, Joseph Dwayne Holchin, James Colonel Holchin, and sisters Mildred Alverta (Holchin) Armstrong, Evelyn Jean (Holchin) Yanskey, Dolores Gayle (Holchin) Bartell and Donna Maxcine (Holchin) Drennon.
Everybody knew Harriet's house by her spectacular flower gardens in the front yard. She also volunteered her time as a landscaper at St. Paul Church's grounds. She was proud of her upbringing on a farm, and later in life loved visiting the horse farms in Kentucky.
Relatives and friends are invited to Harriet's Life Celebration at St. Paul R. C. Church, 2007 New Hope St. Norristown on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 9-9:45 AM followed by her Funeral Mass at 10 AM. Interment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Harriet's memory may be made to The Variety Club Camp, 2950 Potshop Road, Worcester, PA 19490.
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Family Services provided by Boyd-Horrox of Norristown, 1-800-GIVNISH.