Glenn R. Atkinson, 48, of Newtown, died unexpectedly Oct. 26, 2010, at his home.

Mr. Atkinson was born March 8, 1962, in Danbury, son of Edward and Lyn (Erb) Atkinson, of Newtown.

He was a lifelong resident of Newtown and was a graduate of Newtown High School, Class of 1981.

Mr. Atkinson was captain of the swim team during his senior year.

He was a self-employed stone artisan and did the stone work for the Newtown Meeting House, Edmond Town Hall and other Newtown landmarks.

Mr. Atkinson was most recently employed by O & G Industries.

He was well known as coach of the Torpedoes swim team and was very involved with his own children's activities and interests.

Mr. Atkinson enjoyed golfing and gathering with his family and friends.

He was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by four daughters, Abigail Atkinson, of Washington, D.C., Emma Atkinson, a student at John Carroll University in Ohio and Maggie and Ellen Atkinson, both of Newtown; three brothers, Mark Atkinson of New Milford and Keith and Eric Atkinson, both of Southbury; a sister, Nancy Devore of Torrington; and four nephews and three nieces.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church. Interment will be private.

Friends may call today (Friday) from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St. in Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Glenn Atkinson Children's Scholarship Fund, c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main St. Newtown, CT 06470.