July 30, 1922 — July 14, 2012
SOUTHBRIDGE: Lester W. Newlands, 89, formerly of Marcy St, died Saturday, July 14, at the Emeritus at Eddy Pond.
He leaves several cousins, Bruce Newlands of Southbridge, Norma Austin of Southbridge, Shelia Newlands of Freeland, WA, Marsha Russell of St. Peters Missouri.
Lester was born in Worcester, the son of Lester and Margit (Dahl) Newlands. He graduated from the former Mary E. Wells High School in 1940 and was the class president. He also graduated from the Former Worcester JR. College and took graduate coursed from Northeastern University.
He was a Navy Veteran and served on the USS Vulcan during WWII as a special device expert.
He was a member of the Elm Street Congregational Church and the Quinebaug Lodge of Masons.
He was an Industrial Engineer for American Optical Company in Southbridge, where he worked for 40 years and retired in 1982.
His funeral will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, July 19, in the Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St. Southbridge, burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
A calling hour will be 7:00PM to 8:00PM Wednesday, July 18 in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital, Fruit Street, Boston, MA. 02114 or online at https://give.massgeneral.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=346