Mary Newton

Mary Costigan Newton

Thursday, August 30th, 1923 - Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
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Mary Costigan Newton, 96 of Louisville, passed away, August 18, 2020 at Norton Hospital. She was born August 30, 1923 in Chicago, IL to the late Bartholomew and Mary Gorman Costigan. She graduated Mercy Academy where she was known as “the bell of Mercy” because she rang the bell to change classes. She then attended De Paul University and in 1944 married Joseph Newton. The youngest of four, she outlived her two brothers (Daniel Costigan, MD and Thomas Costigan) and her sister Rose (Costigan) Wilson. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Joe.

She was an avid Cubs fan long after moving to Kentucky. Besides watching the Cubs on TV, she was also a masterful bridge player who eventually outlived those with whom she had always played. In high school she was a singer and later was in the choir at St. Raphael.

Survivors include her daughters, Sister Diana Newton RSM, Catherine Newton M.D. (Gordon Strauss M.D.), Barbara Newton (Jim White); six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 24, 2020 at St. Raphael the Archangel, 2141 Lancashire Ave, Louisville, KY 40205. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40205.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Mass of the Air, Sisters of Mercy or KET.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home
    3331 Taylorsville Rd.
    LOUISVILLE, KY 40205
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  • Funeral Mass

    St. Raphael the Archangel
    2141 Lancashire Ave.
    Louisville, Kentucky 40205
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  • Interment

    Monday, August 24th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Monday, August 24th, 2020 2:00pm
    Calvary Cemetery
    1600 Newburg Rd.
    LOUISVILLE, KY 40205
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Serra Goethals

Posted at 03:58pm
To: Dr. Cathy Newton Strauss,
Rose Howard and Mary Serra Goethals, SCNs send special sympathy and prayers to you upon hearing about your Mother from Lucille and also reading the well written obituary in the CJ. What a beautiful woman and the picture portrays a number of her characteristics- warmth, appreciation of sports (Cubs) and good humor among other many other wonderful gifts. We were so pleased that she spent some time at Nazareth Home, where though unable to visit, we prayed often for our NH residents next door. We join you and your family as you grieve this wonderful woman and all she shared with you for so many years. Blessings and loving thoughts.

Pat and Amy Kaelin

Posted at 11:54am
Love and prayers from our family to yours.
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