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Newtown High School
Class Of 1976

Welcome to the Newtown High Class of 1976 website!  Please register and fill us in on what you've been up to the past (ahem) number of years!  This site will be a way to chat, catch up, keep in touch, and plan reunions. And please pass this URL along to anyone from our class that you are in touch with.  We'd love to get as many of our classmates here as possible.  If you have any news about any of our classmates passing away, please email the site with whatever information you have so we can update their listing here. For information on those we've lost, check out the "In Memory" page and the "Teachers We've Lost" page.

Please think about using the forum, updating your info, adding photos - let's try and make this be a great place to stay in touch!



Darlene Walker Spencer's Memorial (sharing a post from her daughter Karla):

Karla Hesseltine
Yesterday at 2:13 PM
It has been confirmed that my Mom’s celebration of life will in fact be on Sunday September 8 from 12pm until 3pm. It will be held underneath the beautiful gazebo at the Castle Hill Farm (across the street from my parents house at 24 Sugar Lane in Newtown). It will be very informal and a “come as you are” feel. We are expecting a lot of people to be coming & going and lots of conversation about the beautiful person my Mom was. Please spread the word. Thank you. ❤️

Please put the date of your announcement at the beginning so we can all see when something was posted.  Thanks!

August 8, 2019

Millard Goodsell has passed away. I'm sure many of us remember him from AV and the Fire Crew. Our condolences to his son and our classmate, Charlie.!/Obituary

July 26, 2019

Darlene Walker Spencer has passed away. Below is her obituary from the Newtown Bee:

Darlene M. Spencer, 60, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 26, 2019, at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born on December 14, 1958, and was the daughter of Marie Walker and the late Clifford Walker. Darlene was born and raised in Newtown and after leaving town for a brief time, found herself living out her dream of raising her two children in town.

She worked at the town library for more than 20 years and as a skybox manager for the Hartford Whalers prior to that, but her most beloved job was being a mother to her two children, to whom she devoted her whole life. She was an active member of the Newtown Congregational Church, where she served as a deacon for several years, taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and performed routines in sacred dance.

Music and dance were two of her biggest passions. She started dance classes at Lathrop School of Dance as a little girl and danced there for 34 years. Another passion of hers was being kind to everyone, for if you were ever lucky enough to be greeted by Darlene, it was always with a smile.

Darlene is survived by her beloved husband of 40 years, Andy Spencer, whom she loved fiercely, as well as their two children, Jeffrey Spencer of Newtown and Karla Hesseltine and her husband, Charlie, of Wolcott. She is also survived by her mother, Marie Walker of Newtown; her brother, Dale Walker and his wife, Carol, of Newtown; her sister, Linda Uhde and her husband, Steve, and godson, Adam Uhde of Newtown. She was predeceased by her father, Clifford Walker.

The family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses that cared for Darlene so incredibly well.

In keeping with Darlene’s giving and loving spirit, you may donate to the Amyloidosis Foundation, 7151 North Main Street, Suite 2, Clarkston MI 48346 or the Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street, Newtown CT 06470, in lieu of services.


May 26, 2017

We've just uploaded a bunch of pictures from our 20th reunion. Fun to see how everyone looked 20 years after graduation and then compare it to last year's 40th.

Posted February 7, 2017

Sorry to report that Mr. Olbrys passed away on February 4, 2017 from an aggressive form of cancer. Many of us had him for biology, for driver's ed, or as a sports team coach. He and his wife Diane joined us 2 years ago at a small Newtown get-together at Sue Jones Higley's home near Orlando, and he was still the same feisty, funny guy.

JULY 30, 2015

Hey guys, it's one year to go for our 40th reunion! After the Great Newtown Reunion in 2013 I'm sure a lot of us would like to get together. Panacea (which evolved into Woodwind Clejj, Emily Band, and Voices, all of which played around town during our school years) is actually planning a big Newtown Reunion for Sunday, September 4, 2016. It would be awesome if we could plan our class reunion to cooincide with that! Maybe something Saturday/Saturday night for just us, then the bigger get-together on Sunday.

Anyone interested in helping plan? I'm in Florida so can't do much, but I'm willing to help as much as I can!


JULY 27, 2015

Frank Slinko passed away on July 24, 2015. I'm sure many of us had him for class. Here is the obituary from the Bee: