Mary Mitchell

Mary Mitchell

Thursday, October 1st, 1959 Friday, January 11th, 2019

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Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Mitchell

Mary E Mitchell, age 59 of Newtown. Passed away at Hartford Hospital on Friday, January 11 th, 2019. Mary was born on October 1, 1959 in Summit, New Jersey. She was the daughter of the late Alan R and Frances (Williams) Mitchell.
She graduated from Madison High School and then attended Bucknell University where she earned her degree in elementary education. While at Bucknell, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon. She continued her education by a earning a Master’s Degree in Special Education at Southern Connecticut State University.
Mary enjoyed needlework, reading, making jewelry for her friends and spending time with her niece and nephew. Anyone who knew Mary, knew of her love for animals. Basset hounds in particular. Over the years she adopted many basset hounds from various rescue organizations. Mary was a member of Trinity Church for 38 years. She worked with the youth group, assistant treasurers and enjoyed attending for Foyer gatherings at the church.
Mary started her teaching career as a substitute teacher for Newtown schools. Taught Danbury GED adult education classes and worked with students at Fairfield Hills Hospital helping patients to attain their goals. Mary taught in the New Milford school system for 19 years. She loved working with her special education students.
Mary is survived by sister Laura M Mathey, brother-in-law Edward of Brookfield, and their children;
brother Alan R Mitchell Jr and his wife Sally of Danbury and their family;
and by her dog Gus.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 19 th at 10 AM in Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main St., Newtown. Interment will be in Newtown Village Cemetery following the service. A reception for friends and family will follow at Trinity.
Friends may visit at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown, Friday, January 18th, 5 to 8 PM.
Contributions in her memory may be made to:
Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary. PO Box 3571, Newtown, CT 06470

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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 18th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Honan Funeral Home
    58 Main Street
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    Friday, January 18th, 2019
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Trinity Episcopal Church
    36 Main Street
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    Saturday, January 19th, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Jennifer Glaze Montgomery
  • Interment

    Newtown Village Cemetery
    Elm Drive at Hawley Road
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  • Reception

    Trinity Episcopal Church
    36 Main Street
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Matthew Goodman

Dear Laura, Alan and extended Mitchell Family, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I fondly remember hanging out with Mary in your house during Laura's high school parties, and we shared a lot of laughs. Much to my surprise, Mary magically appeared as my substitute teacher in Newtown High School one day, and it was one of the coolest classes we ever had. All of the students left class that day and exclaimed that the sub that day was super awesome and everyone liked her way much more than our regular teacher. Mary took the lesson plans, and actually made the lecture fun and light-hearted for the entire period - not an easy task to please a bunch of impatient teenagers. I'm deeply sorry to hear of Mary's passing and know she will be missed. Fondly, Matthew Goodman and family.
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