On Tuesday, November 19, Providence College announced the recent passing of School of Continuing Education (SCE) student Kailyn Newton, who died in a fatal car crash on Nov. 16.
Originally from Westport, Massachusetts, Newton graduated from Bishop Connolly High School and studied at PC. She was just 22 years old when she died.
She was described as a “[light] in every room she entered with her contagious energy and unforgettable smile. She’ll be remembered forever as fiercely independent, selfless, kind, and brave.”
Newton is survived by her parents, Fred and Karen (neé Sicard) Newton, her sister, Kelsey Newton ’13 and ’19G, as well as her remaining family and friends. Newton was also the niece of Fr. Kenneth Sicard, O.P., executive vice president and treasurer of the College.
A mass for Newton will be held at the St. Louis de France Church in Swansea, MA on Saturday, November 23 at 11 a.m. For all those who would like to attend, the family asks that people arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. Newton’s family will receive other family members and friends prior to the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to a charity of choice or a kind gesture be made in honor and memory of Newton.
A memorial mass will also be held at 11:35 a.m. on Dec. 6 in St. Dominic Chapel for the PC community to attend.
Thoughts and prayers are sent to Newton’s family and friends during this difficult time, and she will never be forgotten.