Jeffrey Joseph Newman, Jr.
Jeffrey Joseph "JJ" Newman, Jr. passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020. Born in Newfane, NY, on March 22, 1990, JJ was the son of Jennifer (William) D'Alessandro and Jeffrey J. (Traci) Newman, Sr.
JJ was kind, a hard worker, and a dreamer. Most of all, he was a kid at heart. He loved watching cartoons, and playing with his niece and nephews. Often, you would find action figures in his pockets. When JJ was around, everyone knew they were going to laugh harder than they had in a while.
JJ struggled with drug addiction for most of his adult life. He did go to treatment, and at one point he was successfully sober for 18 wonderful months. Even after his relapse, there were many periods of clarity in the midst of active drug use. We will be forever grateful for those moments. JJ was deeply loved by everyone in his life. His absence has created a gaping hole that will forever remain.
He was adored by his siblings, Laura (Robert) Przybysz, William (Lauren Woomer) D'Alessandro, Andrew (Caitie) Newman, Elijah Buongiorne, Ryan Haner, Lyndie Newman, and William Newman; and was the loving uncle of Nolan Przybysz, and Rory and Jack Newman. JJ is also survived by his grandmothers, Mildred "Mickey" Kramp and Gaymarie Sparrer; great-grandparents, James (Nelly) Haight; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call on Tuesday, February, 25, 2020 from 4-7 PM at Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport, NY. A service to celebrate his life will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11 AM at Northgate Christian Community, 5225 Harris Hill Rd., Buffalo, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be sent to Save the Michaels of the World, an organization created to support families and their loved ones battling addiction.
Online condolences at pruddenandkandt.com.
Published on February 23, 2020

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Kristin Richards
Feb 26, 2020
Jeff and Traci, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Kristin and Jeff
Rachel
Feb 25, 2020
Jenn
My heart breaks for you, Elijah and everyone in your family. Your writings of JJ show how much he was loved by all of you and I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for God to give you love and strength during this difficult time.
Lisa Poole
Feb 25, 2020
Jenn & Family,
I am so truly sorry for your loss. I only knew of your son through postings on FB and through you Jenn, when you worked at NCCC. You are a great person and a great mother to all of your children; your son, Jeff, got the love he needed from you and maybe even a little more because of his addiction. I'm sure not a day went by that you didn't pray for your son. He's in God's Grace now and he will R.I.P. Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Love, thoughts & prayers to you all. God Bless.
Michael E Smallman
Feb 24, 2020
To the parents, grandparents, aunts , uncles, cousins, siblings and friends of J.J. J.J was my cousin. It's been years since I saw him. I have heard so many stories of him. He had a comical fun side to him just like myself. I hope that his memories will soothe the pain that you are going through. I know that it will never bring him back. Know that he is always with you. He is now in heaven with the lord and the rest of his family. He will no longer be in that mindset or need anything to fill that void. My condolences to you all. I love you all very much. My mother and I send our love , prayers and healing your way. Rest in peace cuz.
anonymous
Feb 24, 2020
Sorry for your loss and thank you for sharing what he meant to your family in spite of his struggles.
Jenn
Feb 24, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss. Words can't describe how heartbreaking this is. I knew JJ since we were both only 16. He was very special to me and we stayed friends through adulthood. I wish we had kept more in touch in recent years. He was always so much fun to be around, a free spirit, and caring to others. May he rest in peace with our Lord.
Kim & Todd Sicard
Feb 24, 2020
We are so deeply sorry for your loss. JJ was an amazing young man, He made a stop at our house on his return home and we are grateful for the time we got to spend with him. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Anonymous
Feb 23, 2020
I didn't know him, but thank you for sharing a wonderful story of attempt and courage. Much love to your family, and my condolences on your loss
Kelly Greenwald
Feb 23, 2020
Jeff and Traci, my prayers are with you and your family. I never knew your son, but as a parent, my heart aches for you all. God is with you.