Pamela M. (Bugosh) Studwell, 53: Lawyer, political activist, devoted mother
BRUNSWICK — Pamela Marie "Pam" Studwell, 53, died peacefully Dec. 26 surrounded by her loving husband, children and mother at her Brunswick home after a 10-month battle with cancer.
On May 26, 1956, she was born in Wilmington, Del.
While attending Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., she met her future husband, Phil, in 1976.
In 1982 they moved to Maine from New York City when she was accepted into the University of Maine Law School.
Beginning in 1984, she practiced law in various capacities, with the Maine Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Eaton Peabody law firm of Brunswick, Seaborn Associates of Portland, Legal Services for the Elderly in Augusta and lastly, with Health Policy Partners of Maine as a senior policy analyst.
For 20 years she also maintained her own private practice as an attorney specializing in estate planning, environmental and conservation law.
She was particularly proud of her efforts to help the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust secure the first part of the Crystal Spring Farm acquisition. At the state level, she was honored to be a part of the Health Policy Partners in Maine and had spent over three years working on legislation reducing the availability and public use of tobacco products.
Above all, her passions were her two wonderful children, Anna and Evan, and the 1800s Brunswick farmhouse she and her husband renovated. Watching both children recently graduate from college and high school on the same day and move with confidence towards a new job in Boston and a new college in Connecticut filled her with pride and love.
She also enjoyed hiking and kayaking.
Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Phil; her daughter, Anna and her son, Evan; her mother, Nancy Ann Bugosh of Venice, Fla.; her brother John Andrew Bugosh of Quarryville, Penn., and her sister, Nancy Jane Overhulser of Wilmington, Del.; extended family; and friends.
A memorial service, with a reception to follow, will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 2 at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick.
Memorial donations may be made to The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, 108 Maine St., Brunswick, ME 04011.
Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.
Condolences can be expressed online at www.brackettfuneralhome.com.