John A. Newell

John A. Newell, age 53, beloved husband of Bridie, nee Dolan; loving father of Kevin (fiancee Sydney Blackmore), John (Megan Tyler), Kelsey, Ryan and Meghan Newell; proud grandpa Dado of Sadie Mae Newell; beloved son of Mary, nee Doorley and the late Michael Newell; dear brother of Maura (Eddie) Mannix, Sheila (Matt) Buckley, Una (Martin) Durkan and Kevin (Annmarie) Newell and the late Michael; fond uncle and godfather of many; member Plumbers Union Local 130. Friends and family will meet for Visitation, Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m at Saint Juliana Catholic Church, 7201 N. Oketo, Chicago. Interment Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Newell Children’s Education Fund, PO Box 229, Park Ridge, IL 60068. Arrangements handled by Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst. 630-832-0018 or





10:00 a.m. - 11:30 am
Saint Juliana Catholic Church
7201 North Oketo
Chicago, IL 60631






11:30 am
Saint Juliana Catholic Church
7201 North Oketo
Chicago, IL 60631





Following Mass
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
1400 south Wolf Road
Hillside, IL


Memorial contributions may be made to the Newell Children’s Education Fund, PO Box 229, Park Ridge, IL 60068.

34 comments on “John A. Newell
  1. Noreen Kerrigan says:

    So very sorry Bridie to hear this shocking news. Condolences to all the Newell family.

  2. Stephen Lavery says:

    Our deepest condolences from the Lavery family…

  3. Thomas Lydon says:

    We are so very sorry for the sudden lose of a really sweet man. John was as good as they come. We pray that this burden will be eased for the family, eased, but never forgotten. May he rest in Peace. Amen. Betty and Tommy Lydon

  4. Gerald Dolan says:

    Our Condolences to Bridie and the Family. Prayers for John and the Family & Friends.

    Jan & Jerry Dolan

  5. Michelle Baryla says:

    Bridie, I don’t know if you remember me, my son Curtis went to school with Ryan, they were actually pretty good friends & sometimes got mistaken for looking similar to one another
    I can’t even quite find the words that I want to write to you. My heart is breaking for you & your children. Please find strength in knowing that he loved you all so very much. Keep the beautiful memories of time spent together close to your heart. Prayers and thoughts & warm hugs to you & yours. Sincerest heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. Know that there are so many people that are thinking of you & are here for you ❤️

    -Michelle & Curtis Baryla (& family)

  6. Jo-Lynn Meyers says:

    There are no words to describe John Newell. We met bridie and John when we first lived in Elmhurst and had many good times with them. I know you and your family will be feeling this loss for a long time and it saddens me that any of you have to go through this pain. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jo-lynn, lauren and Lindsey meyers


    I am so very sad about my very long time friend John, My heart aches for him and Bridie and the their children. He was a gentleman and had the best disposition. He will be missed as he was one of a kind. John, God loves you and so do I. Kathy Kelly

  8. Amanda says:

    Dear Bridie and family – so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending love and prayers to you all at this time. Amanda Woods (formerly of 262 Oneida) now Australia

  9. PAULINE Conneely Ronan says:

    My dearest Bridie and family , there are no words , such a beautiful man. You are in my thoughts and prayers xx May god watch over you all and help you through this time xxx love you
    PAULINE Conneely xx

  10. Christine, Andrew, Saoirse and Cian Gibbons says:

    Sincere condolences to you Bridie, Kevin, John, Kelsey, Ryan, Megan and family. Our hearts go out to you. The pain and heartache unmeasurable. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers xx

  11. Julie says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss….may you all be wrapped up in the loving arms of God….who gave you this wonderful family on earth.
    Love to you, Julie O’Hara and Family

  12. Noel & Dympna Neylon says:

    Our condolences to your family. Praying God comforts you all at this sad difficult time. May he RIP.
    From Noel & Dympna Neylon & family.

  13. Kat Loftus-Marek says:

    My thoughts are with John’s entire family. I remember my grade school days and he was always so kind.

  14. Paul, Catherine, Alyssa and Bobby Tierney says:

    So sad, thoughts are with all the Newell family.

  15. Tina carrera says:

    You always made me will be missed

  16. Mcging Nancy says:

    Dearest Bridie , so sad for you and your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Nancy and Bill McGing

  17. Karen Aeschliman Hurley says:

    Sheila and the Newell family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  18. Eoin Murray says:

    We are all in my thoughts… John was hugely responsible for alot of the great memories I have of Chicago. May he rest in peace.

  19. Carmel Heveran says:

    To Bridie & family
    Sincere condolences to you all on loosing someone so special, words seem so inadequate, just know you’re in our thoughts.
    Carmel Heveran

  20. Helen O'Neill says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bridie and your family . May God give you strength and help you through.

    Helen O’Neill (Mulroe)

  21. Mary Teresa kenny says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss Bridie and family , thinking about ye all here in the west ,,
    Johnny and Mary teresa kenny o Neill

  22. Amy says:

    Sincrest condolences to you all. I attended grade school (St. Pius) and high school with John. I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the sadness you are feeling at such a loss at this time. God bless you all.

  23. The DiChiara Family says:

    All our love and prayers to the Newell Family

  24. Pat and Marie Sheedy says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for all the Newell family at this difficult time. -Pat and Marie Sheedy

  25. joanie Heneghan says:

    So sorry for your loss Bridie, Will be thinking of you and your family and all the Newell family at this sad time

  26. Susan says:

    So sorry for your loss. May John’so soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Praying for all of the Newell family and sending you all much love.

  27. colleen hanley says:

    Bridie and all the family, Mary, Maura, Sheila, Una, Kevin and all the families. I’m so sorry to hear of this loss. John will be greatly missed. May God Bless you and I pray that your faith keeps you all strong and may you find some comfort in all your wonderful memories. All my love, Colleen Hanley and Family xx

  28. Tom Sheffer says:

    My deepest sympathies. So sorry for your loss.

  29. Oh Mary, May Mary Immaculate Queen hold you and the kids so close. Jesus is in the boat and will guide John home. I’m praying for all of you. Love, Pat Gordon Rohr x

  30. Liam Murray says:

    To Bridie and Family, Mary, Maura, Sheila, Una and Kevin.
    Our sincere sympathies to you all at this difficult time.
    There are no words.
    Liam & Jennifer Murray

  31. Liam Murray says:

    To Bridie and Family, Mary, Maura, Sheila, Una & Kevin.
    Our sincere sympathies to you all at this difficult time.
    There are no words.
    Liam & Jennifer Murray

  32. Brian McMahon says:

    Thank you to John Newell for all you did for me. I was a better person today for knowing you and working for you. I’m so glad we stayed in touch even after I worked for you. I’m still am in a deep state of shock and truly sad to see you have left us all but I believe in eternal life which is what I believe all of us should be more concerned about rather that earthly things. I’m sorry for the pain you must have been in during the final days of your life. I would have done anything I could to have helped you. I will live the rest of my life hoping to help anyone I know might be in trouble. My deepest condolences to the Newell family and anyone involved. May God have mercy on his soul. Romans 6:23

  33. Joe McDonagh says:

    What a great loss of a great man .My deepest condolences to Bridie,all the children,grandchildren,Mary,Maura,Sheila,Una,Kevin and all the extended family.

    John is in my prayers. I’ll always have great memories of him.

  34. Tom Denning, Castlebar. says:

    To Bridie and all your family my deepest sympathies he was one of natures true gentlemen May he rest in peace

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