The Town Line’s long-time volunteer passes away at age 92

Gladys Hewett

WINDSOR – Gladys B. Hewett, 92, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center at Glenridge, in the Comfort Care Center, in Augusta, following a brief illness. She was born in South China, on March 16, 1929, the daughter and only child of the late George E. and Erlena C. (Saben) Bartlett.

Gladys attended local schools, and graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, with honors. She furthered her education at Gates Business School and the University of Maine at Augusta.

Gladys worked 26 years for the State of Maine. She started as a clerk typist and retired as Quality Control Manager for the Aid to Families with Dependent Children, a position she held for ten years. For a number of years following retirement, she worked several days a week at Austin’s Law Office, in South China.

Gladys worked in the Exhibition Hall at the Windsor Fair for 38 years. In addition, she volunteered at The Town Line newspaper for over 20 years, and was a member of the paper’s board of directors, holding the position of secretary.

Gladys was an avid bowler and at the age of 84 she was state of Maine champion for her age group, qualifying her for the national championships. Her hobbies included genealogy, knitting, reading, and cribbage.

Mrs. Hewett was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Maynard E. Hewett; and a daughter, Gayle Pinkham.

She is survived by four daughters, Marilyn Boyle and her husband Gary, of China, Gloria Danley, of Casco, Joyce Dumont and her husband Peter, of Oakland, and Brenda Davis, of Destin, Florida; 13 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren.

At her request, there will be no public visiting hours. A private graveside service will be held with family in Chadwick Hill Cemetery, China.

Arrangements are under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Rd., Rt. 32, Windsor, ME.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MaineGeneral Health to benefit Comfort Care at Glenridge by mail to MaineGeneral Health, Office of Philanthropy, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903-0828, or online at:


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