Newell A. Shonio

November 27, 1936 - August 8, 2023

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Obituaries » Newell A. Shonio

Newell A. Shonio — Newell passed away peacefully on the afternoon of August 8, 2023, at Woodridge Nursing and Rehab., with his wife and family by his side. He was born on November 27, 1936, in Montpelier, to Everett Shonio and Evelyn (Hill) Shonio. He grew up in Middlesex and Montpelier, moving to Brockton, MA, at age 15, eventually moving back to his home state of Vermont. Newell was an avid reader, enjoyed watching and feeding birds. He loved gardening; he and his first wife, Betty, grew vegetables to sell at their farm stand in Wrightsville for many years. Newell is survived by his partner/wife of 37 years, Marcy Frink, grandchildren, and extended family. A celebration of his life will be held on September 16, 2023, at 11 a.m., at the Montpelier Senior Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier, VT, with a potluck reception to follow. Memorial contributions can be made to Shonio’s Safe Haven, 1799 Cadys Falls Rd., Morrisville, VT 05661, or the Worcester United Methodist Church, PO Box 125, Worcester, VT 05682.

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