GEORGIA: Larry A. “Bug” Newell a longtime Georgia resident, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 18th, 2021, at the University of Vermont Medical Center with his family at his side. Bug was 57 years old.
Bug was born in Burlington on August 6th, 1963, the son of Marilyn (Richards) Letourneau and the late Lawrence Newell.
Bug started his younger years working for his uncle, at Homer Richards’ Tree Service, he was a longtime farmhand at Ballard Acres, Montagne Farms, and Mountain View Dairy.
Bug had a great passion for the outdoors, such as riding around on his lawnmower, playing a friendly game of horseshoes, snowmobiling in the deep snow, “shoeing” away the “Big ONE” during deer season, to cranking his 80’s rock music.
Bug’s greatest LOVE was the time he spent with Ryan and Logan, whether it be ice fishing, pulling them on sleds, a great game of volleyball, shuffling the deck on a Friday night, to something as simple as just crossing paths on that old dirt road.
If you were Bug’s friend, you were his “family”. The unconditional love for his family will never be forgotten.
Bug leaves behind his longtime companion; Heidi Hughes; children, Ryan Newell and his fiancé Serena Reynolds, and Amber Henry; his mother, Marilyn Letourneau. He is also survived by his sister, Debra Grevatt, her husband, Douglas and their daughter, Fallyn, his father-in-law, William “Pops” Richards, his sister-in-law; Lisa Hayden, her husband Brian, and their son, Nicholas and his girlfriend; Shelby Lang, his sister-in-law Haley Adams and her fiancé , Jason Pollard, his niece, Ashley Johnston, and nephew, John Farr.
Bug is predeceased by his beloved son, Logan “Pog” J. Newell who passed away February 24th, 2013, as well as his father, Lawrence Newell, his sister, Laurie Newell Ryan, and mother-in-law, Ginnie Richards.
Relatives and friends are invited to a walk-through visitation the evening of Friday May 28th, 2021, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, Saint Albans.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 29th, 2021, at 11:00 AM at the Georgia Plain Cemetery, Stonebridge Road in Georgia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bug’s name may be made to the Grady’s Golden Goodness, 652 Metcalf Pond Road, East Fairfield VT, 05448.
Assisting the Newell family is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you think, and more LOVED than you will ever know”