UNITY – Florence M. Jewett, 78, died Oct. 13, 2013, at a Bangor hospital after a critical fall and head injury. She was born March 9, 1935, in Thorndike, the middle daughter of Herman and Edna (Peterson) Cates.
She attended Freedom Academy and became a licensed cosmetologist, a career she loved. As a professional hairdresser she operated her own salon for many years and then offered traveling in-home services.
Flo was a long standing member of the Troy Grange, an honorary member of the Troy Firemen’s Auxiliary, and a Charter member of the Unity Rotary. She also worked as a ballot clerk in Troy for many years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Phil Jewett; and her brother, Ramon Cates. She is survived by her loving sister, Carolyn Connell of Hartland; and her nephews, Michael and Jeffery and their families. She is also survived by her daughters and their husbands, Deborah and Ron Nason, Candace and Bill Ryan, and Rebecca Lee and Patrick Sullivan; her three granddaughters, Nicole Brown, Sasha Kenney, and Katherine Sullivan; and her three great-grandchildren, Madison Brown, Kayin Kenney, and Chase Kenney.
Rather than a formal funeral service, friends and family will gather for a celebration of Florence’s life 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the American Legion Post 50, Windemere Road, Unity. Please come and share your loving memories of Florence. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the American Legion Post 50 for their continuous service to American veterans. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High St., Newport. To sign an online guest book and leave written tributes and condolences, please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.