Mrs. Berenice Barbara “Aunt Babs” Newell, age 88, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born February 21, 1929 in Trenton, New Jersey to William and Berenice Foster.

Berenice was a devoted wife to Robert W. Newell for over 40 years. She was an amazing and generous sister, aunt, niece and true and genuine friend.

Berenice was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert, sisters, Constance (William) D’Arcy, Dolores (Milton) Cranstoun, and brother, Billy (Susan) Foster.                                                

She is survived by her brother, Bruce (Christine) Foster of New Jersey, nieces, Barbara D’Arcy, Mary (Karl) Jurman, Constance (Richard) Wiener, Elaine (Doug) Powrie, Debbie (Raul) Calle, and special nephew Michael Cranstoun, as well as numerous nieces, and nephews, who adored her.

A resident of Santa Rosa Beach for 35 years, she along with her husband Robert, was a founding member of the Santa Rosa Beach Golf and Beach Club where she was an avid golfer and bridge player. She was a member of Saint Rita Catholic Church. Berenice graduated from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing and became Head Nurse of the Emergency Room. She loved life, her family and Bingo!

A Celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Saint Catherine Church, 215 Essex Avenue, Spring Lake, New Jersey, 07762, with Father Tom Collins officiating.

You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at

Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.

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