Dennis D. Elwell, 62: Served 20 years with U.S. Air Force

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Topsham — Dennis D. Elwell, 62, died May 10 at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Born in Brunswick on Nov. 13, 1948, a son of George and Fernande (Fournier) Elwell, he graduated from Brunswick High School and Casco Bay College in Portland. While in the Air Force he worked on attaining his Resource Management Degree.

On July 18, 1968, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and retired on Jan. 31, 1989. Over the years he served several tours of duty overseas and served as a recruiter, training supervisor and area flight supervisor for Maine and New Hampshire.  

On June 14, 1969, he married Rose Breton, and had three children together.
 
Over the years, he and his wife owned and operated two businesses, Rosie’s Duck-In and the Bowdoin Center Country Store, and worked for Atlantic Regional FCU and at Maine Staffing Group in Brunswick for many years.

He was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church in Brunswick.

In his free time he enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting.

He was predeceased by five brothers, Kenneth, Joseph, Michael, Ronald and George, and a sister, Lisa Elwell, in 1977.

Surviving is his loving wife of 41 years, Rose of Topsham; two sons, Mark Elwell and his wife Terry of Bowdoin, and Brian Elwell of Coral Springs, Fla., and his daughter Tammy Hudson and her husband Ronald of Uncasville, Conn.; five sisters, Carol Newton and her husband Paul of Brunswick, Linda Dodson and her husband Ronald of Brunswick, Donna Leeman and her husband Kevin of Topsham, Debra Washburn and her husband Scott of Brunswick, and Judy White of Mechanic Falls; and three grandchildren, Brendan, Connor and Patrick.

Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at St. John the Baptist Church, Brunswick.

Memorial contributions can be made ito the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd floor, Bethesda, MD 20814, The Iris Network, 189 Park Ave., Portland, ME 04102, or the Seedlings Braille Books for Children, P.O. Box 51924, Livonia, MI 48151-5924.  

Condolences can be expressed at brackettfuneralhome.com.

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