Obituary: Matthew Craig Newton, 52, Bloomfield

Matthew Craig Newton, 52, of Bloomfield, died Thursday, April 11, 2019, at his residence. He was born June 22, 1966, in Bardstown to David Eugene and Catherine Rose Cissell Newton. He was the supervisor of maintenance for Bardstown City Schools. He was a builder and contractor, and an employee of American Greetings for 16 years. He attended St. Thomas Catholic Church, and was a Christian by faith. He was an avid UK fan and loved his family and friends.


He was preceded in death by his father, David Eugene Newton.

He is survived by his mother, Catherine Rose Newton; three sisters, Gena Newton Arnold of Bardstown, Kelly R. Newton (Chris Donahue) of Balltown, and Sandy Newton Hardin (Darrell) of Cox’s Creek; one brother, David Scott Newton of Louisville; one half-brother, David Brad Newton of Bardstown; his fiancé, Denise Culver and her children, Trevor Culver and Miranda Culver; nine nieces and nephews, Wilson Arnold, Andy Arnold, Alex Arnold, Emily Smith, Summer Beavers, Olivia Newton, Austin Wheeler, Hannah Hardin, and Hallie Hardin; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends; and his beloved dogs, Scout and Sweeney.

The funeral is 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019, at the Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home with Deacon Sam Filiatreaun officiating. Burial is in St. Thomas Catholic Church Cemetery.

Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contribution to the Humane Society, Wounded Warrior Project or the donor’s favorite charity.

The Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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