Pleasant Point – Margaret Rose Newell, 75, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Margaret was born in Pleasant Point on August 30, 1944, daughter of Joseph A. and Bertha (Moore) Mitchell.
After attending Shead Memorial High School, Margaret married Robert Newell and together they moved to Massachusetts where she worked at Fannie Farmer’s Candy Factory. They moved to Lawrence, Kansas where she worked for Haskell Indian Junior College. Eventually they returned to Maine and Margaret was an Ed Tech for Beatrice Rafferty School until starting her career as a receptionist for Pleasant Point Health Center, retiring with over 20 years of service.
Margaret was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed reading, playing cards, cribbage, computer games, spending time at the family camp, and listening to the scanner.
In addition to her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her grandparents, Mary and Fred Moore; granddaughter Tessa Newell; brother Clifford Mitchell Sr.; nephew Clifford Mitchell Jr; and a niece, Violet Mitchell. Surviving are her five children, Veronica Newell, Robert Newell Jr, Stephen Newell and companion Maria Girouard, Patrick Newell, and Roger “A-Bomb” Newell and wife Susanne Soctomah; her granddaughter who was like her daughter, Amanda Sockabasin and husband Derick; thirteen grandchildren, Tabby, Briggette, Kaniah, Stephen Jr., Thomas, Samuel, Tarryn, Glen, Vince, Chris, Heidi and Sadie; 18 great-grandchidlren; brother Joseph Mitchell Sr. and companion Barbara Newell; sister Veronica Moore and companion Gary Kerns; special nephews, Joseph “Toast” Mitchell, and Adam Moore and wife Christy; dear friends, Genevieve “Sissy” and Roy Neptune, Emma “Sissy” Nicholas, Bernice Socoby-Greeley, Bernadette and Gene Francis, Mim and Phil Stanley, and the entire “Dobsie Crew”; many nieces and nephews; and numerous other friends.
Visitation will begin 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Amanda’s home, 3 Treatment Plant Road, Pleasant Point, until 10 a.m. Friday, December 13. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Father Kevin J. Martin 11 a.m. Friday, December 13, at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 51 Washington St., Eastport. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Point Tribal Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.