BANGOR – Barbara J. Hewes, 74, died Aug. 16, 2013, at a Bangor nursing facility after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born Nov. 8, 1938, in Oxbow, the daughter of Roy L. and Rena M. (Conley) Grass.
Barbara graduated from Brewer High School, class of 1957. After graduation, she married Carroll I. Hewes, and they settled in Orrington. Barbara was a faithful employee for the city of Bangor for 35 years. She recently retired from Bass Park after serving as the box office manager for many years. Barbara loved to bowl and had many fond memories from years spent at Family Fun Bowling Center. Barb was an avid sports fan and had a true love for the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. She was a devoted grandmother and attended every sporting event possible that her granddaughters played in. The family would like to thank the staff at Ross Manor, Dr. Rutstein and her entire staff at Maine Medical Center for their care of Barbara this past year.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Carroll; sisters, Esther Austin and Maxine Day; and brother, Meryl Grass. Surviving is her special friend, Joseph Aubin of Hampden; sons, Mark A. Hewes and his wife, Cheryl (Harvey) Hewes, of Bar Harbor, Timothy S. Hewes and his wife, Lynn (Hodgins) Hewes, of Holden, and Kevin L. Hewes and his wife, Cathy (Dumont) Hewes, of Brewer; three special granddaughters, Erika Hewes of Bangor, Sydney Hewes of Brewer, and Libby Hewes of Brewer; one brother, Harold Grass of Bangor; sisters, Lois Roy and her husband, Lou, of New Hampshire, and Catherine Kearton of California; uncle, Lester Conley of Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, with Andrew Files officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., following the funeral service. A private interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Brewer, at a later time. Those who wish to remember Barbara in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Cancer Care of Maine, 33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, ME 04412. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.BrookingsSmith.com.