BROOKSVILLE and BANGOR – Jeanne M. Twitchell, 87, wife of the late Orman G. Twitchell, died Oct. 24, 2012, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Oct. 16, 1925, in Bangor, daughter of Ceylon and Eleanor (Murray) Archer.
Jeanne loved her home in Brooksville on the Maine coast and for many years she and her family enjoyed cruising the waters of New England. She will be remembered as an accomplished seamstress and avid gardener, and was very engaged in crafts from ceramics to basket weaving.
Surviving are four children, Susan Lynch and her husband, Thomas, of Bangor, Thomas Twitchell and his life partner, Terry Kelley, of South Carolina, James Twitchell and his significant other, Beverly Kelsey, of Brooksville and Bangor, and Robert Twitchell of Florida; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Tracy, Tommy, Bobby, Kelly, Christopher and Robert Jr.; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Farrar and his wife, Janice, of Marlboro; and a special niece, Amy and her husband, Tom.
A private graveside service will be held Monday, Oct. 29, at Pine Grove Cemetery, Bangor, with the Rev. Dr. Rex H. Garrett, director of chaplaincy services at Eastern Maine Medical Center, officiating. Those who wish may make gifts in Jeanne’s memory to Brooksville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 243, Brooksville, ME 04617. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.