David L. Newtown, 76, Helena


Helena: David L. Newtown, of Helena, passed away on February 8, 2024 at his home.

David was born on December 20, 1947 in Helena, the son of the late Levi and Marion (Reed) Newtown. He graduated from St. Lawrence Central in 1966 and later married Lonny L. Ezard on March 30, 1968 in Norwood, NY.

In his youth, David worked in the family mink and rendering business and then ran the family farm, until he moved to Watertown to work for Plato’s meat processing plant on the game farm road outside of Brownville. After several years, he moved his family back to Helena and the family farm where he had started his family. He went to work for the Liberty family, where he worked for over 41 years as a meat processor at Tri-Town Packing.

David had a quick sense of humor and strong opinions and he loved to tease you. He was passionate about everything he did. He loved his work, hunting, fishing, playing pool and he loved to play cards, checkers and helping people. He would always be the first one there to check on you and lend a helping hand to anyone who needed a helping hand. However, David’s first priority was always taking care of his one and only love of his life, Lonny; all of his family; and having a home that was always open to his family and friends. There’s a hole in our world tonight . . .

David is survived by his three sons, Randy (Kathy) Newtown of Brasher, Wayne Newtown of North Lawrence and Ronny Newtown of Helena; his grandchildren, Marion, Nicholas, David, Katelyn, Brian, Collin and Sam; 8 great grandchildren and a sister, Lorraine (David) Clement of Watertown.

He was predeceased by his wife, Lonny; two sisters, Connie Lambert and Susan Newtown and a brother, Danny Newtown.

There will be no calling hours or services. There will be a reception at the Massena Fire Hall at 34 Andrew Street, Massena, held on Saturday, February 17, at 12:00 noon. All family and friends are invited and welcomed to attend. Please bring your favorite story about David to share with everyone.


Arrangements are under the care of the Donaldson Funeral Home in Massena where memories and condolences may be shared online with the family at www.donaldsonfh.com