Lewiston-Maurice (Dusty) O’Connell Jewett, 63, of Lewiston and formally of Brunswick, died Saturday, July 2, 2011 at St. Mary’s Hospital after a brief illness.
Maurice was born in Bath Maine on June 12, 1948 to Carl E. Jewett and Stella E. Jewett . He attended Brunswick schools, where he loved most of his life, spending the last seven years living in Lewiston.
He served his country proudly from 1966-1969, serving in Germany, the Czechoslovakian border and Vietnam. He worked from 1978 to 1993 at the Maine State Prison in Thomaston, but spent most of his life working as a mechanic, most recently at RDA Automotive in Lewiston. He was an avid NASCAR fan and automotive enthusiast he enjoyed baseball and football, even taking time to help coach his grandson’s football team. He was an avid gun collector and took on many at home jobs as a gunsmith.
Maurice was predeceased by his parents, Carl E Jewett and Stella E. Jewett as well as a sister Kathleen Jewett McCourt. He is survived by his wife Pamela Bowmer Jewett, his daughters Stella G. Trahan and Kathlyn H.P. Jewett, son Michael W. Jewett, grandsons Conner M. E. Jewett and Carl E. Jewett, and two young men he was very proud of and thought of as sons Jonathan A. Jewett and Jason E. Jewett and his son in-law Jason T. Trahan.
There will be a graveside service at Harding Cemetery in Brunswick on Thursday, July 14th at 6pm with a reception to follow at the Richmond American Legion Carding Machine Rd. Richmond.