Kristen M. Newfield, of Perkasie, died suddenly on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Quakertown Campus. She was 44.
Kristen was the beloved wife of 14 years to Bryan A. Newfield.
Born in Abington, she was the daughter of Robert and Charlotte Waetjen McCandless of Chalfont.
Kristen was a resident of Perkasie for 14 years having formerly residing in Chalfont. She was a graduate of Central Bucks School District, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from both Bucks County Community College and Kutztown University. Kristen continued her education and received her Masters of Elementary Education from Arcadia University. She started her career at FDR Middle School in Bristol.
Kristen was a dedicated and accomplished art teacher in the Central Bucks School District. She was currently teaching at the Linden Elementary School in Doylestown and the Barclay Elementary School in Warrington. In her leisure she enjoyed kayaking, camping, gardening, and swimming. She loved doing crafts and coaching soccer.
In addition to her husband and parents, Kristen is survived by her two cherished children, Elizabeth Marie Newfield and Ryley A. Newfield, both at home in Perkasie and her brothers and sisters, Robert Patrick McCandless of Quakertown, Michael McCandless of Chalfont, Charlotte McClintock of Kintnersville, Stephen McCandless of Charlestown, RI and Lauretta Halderson of Chalfont. She was also the daughter-in-law of Fred Newfield of Delray, FL and Sandra Couts of Cape May Court House, NJ and the aunt to 24 nieces and nephews.
Relatives, friends and colleagues are invited to attend her viewing from 5:00 to 8:00pm on Friday January 31st and to her Funeral Mass 10:00am on Saturday February 1st in St. Jude Church, 321 W. Butler Avenue, Chalfont, PA 18914.
Interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery in Chalfont.
In lieu of flowers, and in the memory of Kristen, please consider a contribution to the Newfield Children’s Educational Trust Fund or donations can be made payable to the Kristen Newfield Memorial Trust at any Univest bank.A viewing will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday January 31st in St. Jude Church, 321 W. Butler Avenue, Chalfont, PA 18914. Services are February 1 at 10 a.m. at St. Jude Church, 321 West Butler Avenue, Chalfont.