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Maria Serio Newton, 75, of Newport News, died Sept. 1, 2018, with her loving husband, Marvin, and her beloved daughter and son at her side. 

Maria will most be remembered for her love of her family, her service to the nursing profession, and her loyal friendship.

Maria was a Registered Nurse and graduated from Maryview Nursing School in 1964. She worked at Riverside Regional Medical Center, retiring after 25 years, and continued her nursing career in private practice with Dr. Sarah Forbes for 17 years. 

She attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. She and her husband traveled extensively. Maria enjoyed collecting items of lighthouses and whales, going whale watching, and taking cruises.   

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Sr. and Kathryn B. Serio.

She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Marvin T. Newton Sr.; daughter, Donna Newton Jessup (Jeffrey); son, Marvin T. Newton Jr. (Gwen); grandchildren, Tommy, Tyler, Katie, Alex and Brandon; sister, Rosie Walker (Willie); and brothers, Louis Serio Jr. (Rachel) and Samuel Serio (Deirdre).

A Funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 100 Harpersville Road, Newport News, with refreshments to follow. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Rosewell Memorial Garden Cemetery in Hayes. The family received friends Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, 3098 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, Va. 23072.

In Maria’s memory, contributions may be given to Riverside Foundation for Hospice, Denbigh Professional Park, 608 Denbigh Boulevard, Suite 700, Newport News, Va. 23607.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home. Please visit to share condolences and memories.