Celine M. Newell

04/02/1931 - 07/07/2023


Obituary For Celine M. Newell

Celine M. Newell, 92, of Rockland, MA, passed away at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital on July 7, 2023, surrounded by herloved ones. Beloved Wife, Mother, Daughter, Gram, MeMe and Friend. She was born on April 2, 1931, in Quincy, MA.

Celine is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Edward L. Newell, she is survived by her five children, Thomas and his wife Kathy Newell of Rockland, MA, Elisa Chandler and her husband Mark Chandler of Rockland, MA, Eric and his wife Lynn Newell of Hanover, MA, Celine Newell and her ex-husband Victor Breda of Middleboro, MA, Peter and his wife Karen Newell of Rockland, MA. She is survived by 11 grandchildren, David, Kerri, Crystle, TJ, Michelle, Matt, Kristin, Nicole, Melissa, Jared, and Victoria. She is also survived by 15great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Celine was the daughter and only child of Thomas M. Costigan and Alice M. Costigan (Sullivan).

Celine was an extremely talented artist. She attended the Vesper George School of Art. She was the owner of Newell Art Studio in Rockland, MA for many years where she taught chinapainting, watercolor and porcelain doll making. She had been featured in multiple china painting magazines over the years and was well known for her hand painted tile murals. She spent her last teaching years teaching watercolor in Hobe Sound, FL and was still teaching at the age of 90. She relocated back to Middleboro, MA in November 2021.

Celine enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed many things like playing golf, solitaire, and mahjong, watching the birds, reading, ice cream and an occasional glass of Wild Turkey, but most of all she loved to paint. Her charity of choice was the Breast Cancer Society.

Services will be private.

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  • 07/28/2023

    Lisa, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I remember the love you had for her when you would talk about her all those years ago at work. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • 07/15/2023

    Tom,Kathy and family so sorry to hear of your mom's passing . Tom .I remember her as always being really nice to me. She was a very kind person.

  • 07/14/2023

    I'm so sorry for your loss. She taught me all kinds of tricks and ways to paint in hobe sound. Celine was a good mentor . Called me the happy artist due to my style and color choices. She will be missed. Myrna berman

  • 07/14/2023

    Tom, Kathy and family, we are very sorry to hear about your loss. I never had a pleasure of meeting her, but it's clear she was a very special lady, sharing her artistic talent with so many, enjoying time with her family and friends. Hope the warm memories you have will help you through this sad time. Fondly Laura and Peter Driscoll

  • 07/14/2023

    My sympathy to her family She was a wonderful lady and teacher for Hope Sound Fine Arts League in Florida She helped many budding artists.

  • 07/13/2023

    My deepest sympathy. Celine was an amazing, awesome lady. She was wonderful to spend time with as she taught me watercolor painting here in indianwood.

  • 07/13/2023

    Karen, Peter, Celine, Lisa, and the rest of the Newell family. I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing.. sending, love and prayers, and hoping all the happy memories will get you through this difficult time.

  • 07/13/2023

    I am so sorry for you loss. Celine and Ed were a wonderful couple...During our ten years in Indianwood we enjoyed doing a lot of Art related events...I will miss her.

  • 07/13/2023

    Gid bless you all

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