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Irene Jewett

Date of Death: June 28, 2024

Date of Birth: December 24, 1935


Brunswick - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Irene Jewett.

She passed peacefully at her home after a struggle with Dementia. She was born in Brunswick on December 24, 1935 to Elaine (Bernier) and Adelard Dionne. She attended St. Johns School, and Brunswick High School.

Irene worked various places throughout her life including, waitressing at Beans
Diner and seasonal work at L.L. Bean. Her favorite and most rewarding job was being an Avon lady of which she sold Avon for over 60 years, not retiring until she was in her 80's. She had the gift of gab and absolutely loved her customers. She was always willing to help them out and often would run errands for them or take them to do their grocery shopping. At Christmas time she would bake dozens of cookies, make pounds of fudge, needhams, and peanut butter balls. All of which she packed on trays and gave to her customers, along with many jars of jam she had canned herself. She was an avid gardener whether it was vegetables or houseplants she loved them all. She also enjoyed going to yard sales and dickering the price down. Her animals were the apple of her eye, especially her dog Larry.

Irene was predeceased by her parents, her brother Lionel "Spike" Dionne, her
loving husband Carl "Skip" Jewett, her son Patrick "Ricky" Reid, her grandson
Christopher Reid.

She is survived by her daughters Terri Olsen of Durham and Donna Harkins of
Brunswick. Her daughter in law Judy Reid of Brunswick. Her grand-daughters Tammy Moore, Kimberly Harkins and Darcie Harkins all of Durham and Andrea Harkins of Portland. Her great grandchildren Ben Moore, Zac Moore, Finn Harkins, Ella Harkins and Henry Orser all of Durham.

Though we will miss her, we can take comfort in knowing that she is free from
this disease and happily in the arms of those that passed before her. Fly high mummy we love you.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Midcoast Humane Society, 5 Industrial Pkwy, Brunswick, ME 04011. Condolences may be shared at

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