Florence I. Stewart, 87

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BRUNSWICK — Florence I. Stewart, 87, died Feb. 29 at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath.

She was born in Brunswick on Aug. 1, 1924, the daughter of Joseph C. and Blanche Bernier Dionne. She attended Brunswick High School and married Albert Lacasse, who died in 1947. She later married Clifford Stewart on Nov. 29, 1953.

Stewart was a self-employed seamstress and a dressmaker for most of her life. She also worked at the Verney Mill, Auerbach Shoe Co., Health-Tex and as a waitress at The Norwego Diner, which is now Miss Brunswick Diner.

In addition to being a seamstress, she enjoyed knitting and was a member of the Topsham Post #202 American Legion Auxiliary.

Besides her two husbands, Stewart is predeceased by a brother, Alcide Dionne.

She is survived by her son, Donald Lacasse of Brunswick; stepsons James Stewart and his wife, Anne, of Bethany, Conn., and William Stewart of Livermore; sister Violet Vaillancourt of Brunswick; a special niece and godchild, Susan Vaillancourt Alexander of Brunswick; and step grandchildren Jennifer and her husband, Gregory Cliburn, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Matthew Stewart of Bethany, Conn., Megan and her husband, Joshua Hall, of Chesterville, Randy Stewart and his fiancee, Renee Brown, of Littleton, Colo., and Riley Hall of Chesterville.

Visiting hours were held on March 5 at Brackett Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on March 6 at St. John the Baptist Church in Brunswick. Burial will take place in the spring at St. John’s Cemetery.

If desired, donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or to the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.

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