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Annette Newhouse 1970-2023

Updated: Feb 8, 2023

Annette Newhouse, 52, passed away peacefully on February 3rd, 2023 with loved ones by her side. Annette was born November, 17th, 1970 in Meriden, CT.


Annette leaves behind her children, Maggie, Krissy, and Gene, her granddaughter, Sheila, and her father, Bob Seymour. She also leaves behind her two sisters, Deborah Hanson, and Bonnie Kizilski and brother Paul Carstens as well as her nieces Jessica, Alyssa, Emily, Nicole, Allannah, and nephew Christopher.


She was predeceased by her mother, Shirley Seymour, and brother, Dennis Newhouse.


Annette was a beloved daughter, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend and a lover of all things peaceful and silly. To have known Annette, was to have been loved wholeheartedly. She never took life too seriously and found the best in every situation. Even though times may have been tough, she put on a brave smile and moved forward selflessly. On Halloween you may have even caught her with a fishing net on her head saying that she was “A-Net”.


She was a dedicated employee and had a lifelong career in men’s fashion. She made sure that all of her customers looked good and felt confident when they were done working with her. She had a keen sense for matching patterns and did not shy away from bright colors. Most recently, she was so excited to design a custom suit for her son, Gene. When Annette was not working, she enjoyed bird watching, dreaming of the beach, corny jokes, playing board games with her family, and most of all, spending time with her granddaughter, Sheila. She was a protective and caring grandmother and would do anything for her precious Sheila.


Annette believed strongly in making the most of “the dash” or the time between the dates when you are born and when you pass away. Inspired by Linda Ellis, Annette often reminded loved ones that it does not matter how much you own; the cars… the house… the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash. For you never know how much time is left, that can still be rearranged. Hug your loved ones a little tighter, take the leap of faith that you have been wanting to do, and explore all of the amazing places that you’ve dreamed of going.


In lieu of flowers or donations please honor Annette by spreading acts of kindness to one another and wearing a smile more often. A celebration to honor Annette’s life will be held on March 5th from 2-5 at 9 Birch Court, Cromwell, CT.



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