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Adelaide M. (Bragdon) Jewett, 86, formerly of Newburyport and Falmouth, died Thursday in the Royal Cape Cod Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a long illness. Addie was married for 54 years to the late Walter A. Jewett, who passed in 2006.
Born in Ipswich, daughter of the late Frederick N. and Anna (Joseph) Bragdon, she was raised in Essex and graduated from Gloucester High School. In 1952, Walt and Addie were married in Byfield, and raised their family on Cape Cod and on the North Shore.
Addie was a dedicated congregant of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newburyport.
She was an avid seamstress, knitter, and baker, as well as a political activist, having volunteered on Teddy Kennedy’s presidential campaign, among others. She also enjoyed traveling in the company of family and friends.
She is survived by five daughters, Dianne Jewett of Salisbury, Catherine Jewett and her partner, James Hathaway of N. Falmouth, Joanne Neely of Ormond Beach, Fla., Cynthia Dorsey and her husband, Daniel of Ormond, Fla., Victoria Jewett-Dionne and her partner, Andrew Smith of Belgrade, Maine; a son, Charles Jewett of Hollyhill, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late William W. Jewett.
An hour of visitation at 10 a.m. will precede her 11 a.m. funeral service Tuesday, September 26, in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Interment will follow in the Spring Street Cemetery, Essex. For directions or to leave a condolence, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on  September 23, 2017
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