Jeanette Sedgwick, 89: Professional singer, English teacher

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Jeanette “Jean” Sedgwick, 89, died Aug. 9.

She was born in Portland, the youngest child of Patrick Raymond and Mary Hunter Quincannon.

She attended local schools and graduated from the University of Maine in Portland.

As a young woman, she was a professional singer, and travelled with the USO in Europe and the United States during World War II.

In 1948, she met her husband Edmond Sedgwick, U.S.C.G., and together they lived on Brown’s Headlight, Vinal Haven and Eagle Island Light, Penobscot Bay.

For a time, she lived in Arcadia, Fla., where she enjoyed southern hospitality and taught music lessons.

She taught English at Westbrook Junior High School. After she retired, she travelled to China, Greece and England.

Her hobbies included jigsaw puzzles and reading mysteries. She loved her two cats, Ruby and Buster.

For the past three years, she had lived happily at the South Portland Nursing Home.

She was predeceased by her husband Edmond, her brother Paul Quincannon, her sisters, Esther G. Smith, Lois and Elizabeth.

Surviving is her only child, Amy Lisa Sedgwick of South Portland.

Memorial services were held earlier this week.

Arrangements are by Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland.

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