Rockport, MA — Gertrude E. (Korpi) Newman, 93, of Rockport, wife of the late Grant T. Newman, passed away Friday morning, July 19, 2013, in the Den Mar Nursing Home in Rockport. Gertrude was born on March 14, 1920, in Lynn, Mass., the daughter of the late Walter and Hilda (Maki) Korpi. She graduated from Rockport High School with the Class of 1938 and continued her education at the Boston Conservatory of Music in Boston. She was an accomplished pianist and accordionist who loved to entertain. She liked taking rides, going out to eat, and chatting with her friends, as well as traveling with them to Las Vegas and Atlantic City where she loved to play beano. She enjoyed picking blueberries and would head home where everyone would wait for her delicious cakes and pies to come out of the oven. But what she loved the most was spending time and babysitting for each and every one of her children. She was a wonderful and loving woman who will be missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Militello and her husband, Matthew; two sons, Grant Newman and his wife, June, Bruce Newman and his wife, Deborah, all of Rockport; grandchildren, Grant T. Newman and his wife, Christina, Lisa Newman, Holly Green and her husband, Joseph, Stephen Militello, all of Rockport, Keith Militello and his wife, Jessica, of Gloucester; great-grandchildren, Michael and Olivia Newman of Rockport, Trevor Duke of Quincy, Jameson Militello and Marley Russ both of Gloucester.
ARRANGEMENTS: A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 22, at 10 a.m. in the Seaside Cemetery in Lanesville. Family and friends are cordially invited. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Cape Ann Animal Aid, 4 Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930. Arrangements are by the Burgess & Mackey Funeral Home, 201 Main St., Rockport, MA 01966. Online condolences may be given at www.burgessandmackey.com.