Allen J. “Punk” Hemingway

Newport, N.H. — Allen J. “Punk” Hemingway, 77, of Cutts Road, passed away at his home surrounded by his beloved family Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.

Allen was born in Highgate Springs, Vt., on Nov. 25, 1935, son of the late Raymond and Carrie (Partlow) Hemingway. His family moved to Newport when he was six, he grew up and went to school there and remained in the area all his life. On Jan. 21, 1956, he married the former Donna Collins and shared 56 years together. Punk worked at many local businesses over the years and retired from Sullivan County Health Care in 2003. He played word search games, like bird watching, going fishing and taking in the Concerts on the Common in Newport; following retirement he enjoyed going to the Senior Center and playing cribbage. Punk had a great mind for many things but was outstanding in remembering birthdays and family histories. He always had a smile on his face and was genuinely happy to see you every time. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; his son, Michael Hemingway and his wife, Linda; his daughter, Dodi Violette and her husband, Dana; three sisters, Joyce Goodwin, Marlene Blanchard and her husband, Cap, Joan Sherman; a brother, Davis Hemingway and his wife, Val; four grandchildren, Justin Hemingway, Corey Violette, Logan Shepard and Alyssa Shepard; one great–granddaughter, “The Light of his Life”, Ava Mae Violette; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was pre-deceased by a brother, Orin Hemingway; and three sisters, Inza Johnson, Elsie Johnson, and Susan Orrok.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home, 42 Main Street in Newport, with Rev. Donna Leslie officiating. Burial will be private at a later date.

Friends may call on the family at the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home, Monday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services.

A reception will follow services at the Sugar River Community Room, 9 North Main St.

The family wishes to express thanks for the care he received especially from his favorite nurse, Donna Moulton.

Donations may be made to the Connecticut Valley Home Care/Hospice, 958 John Stark Hwy, Newport, N.H. 03773.

For more information or to send a condolence, please visit the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home at