Jennifer Sewell

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Jennifer Sewell

December 29, 2018

Holden and Bangor - Jennifer Sewell, 45, died December 29, 2018, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She fought a long, courageous battle with breast cancer, never letting her illness interfere in her life or slow her down.
Jenny graduated from Husson University with her bachelor's degree in accounting. She worked for Community Health & Counseling for the last 25 years, starting in Lincoln before transferring to the Bangor office. She worked with an amazing group of people at CHCS who supported her through her illness, which allowed her to continue to work for so many years after her diagnosis.
Jenny leaves behind her loving parents, Dennis and Gaynor Sewell of Bangor; two sisters, Rochelle Daigle and husband, Mike of Las Vegas, NV, and Megan Drillen and husband, Charlie, of Dedham; two brothers, Robert Wright and fiancée, Meaghan, of Alton, Josh Desmarais and fiancée, Riana, of Auburn; three nieces and two nephews Noelle Daigle of Las Vegas, NV, Kairi and Hailee Wright of Alton, and Ethan and Logan Drillen of Dedham; and her boyfriend, James Ricker who stayed by her side until the end. She was fortunate to be loved by many supportive family members and friends as well.
Jenny was truly an inspiration to her family and friends. Her strength and perseverance through such a difficult illness amazed us all. She will be greatly missed.
The family invites relatives and friends to celebrate Jenny's life and share conversation and refreshments 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2019, at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, Bangor, ME.
Please instead of flowers, make a donation in her honor to Metastatic Breast Cancer Research, at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215-5450.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at BroookingsSmith.com.
Published on January 2, 2019
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Tammy LaFrance
Jan 06, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss of Jenny. She was a very special person and one of the strongest people I have ever known. No matter what she was faced with she did it with a smile . She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with James and her family.
Mark Santerre
Jan 03, 2019
So shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of my lifelong friend and classmate. My condolences to the Sewall family. Jen will be forever in my heart. I uploaded a picture of our time in Quest together in 4th or 5th grade. Such wonderful memories.
Joannie Cunningham
Jan 03, 2019
Dear Dennis and Gaynor,
I'm so sorry and saddened to hear of Jenny's passing. Please accept my sincere thoughts and prayers. May your family find solace and love in each other now and always. God Bless.
Karen & Kerry
Jan 02, 2019
Dear Sewell family and friends,
Our hearts are aching for you all. Jenny has fought the good fight and now is at peace. Please know we are thinking of you all. Love.
Jim Michaud
Jan 02, 2019
The scourge of cancer has reached epidemic proportions in the times in which we live. I was moved by the first part of the obituary, as it could very well have been written for my wife, who was taken home in 2005, at the age of 47, also having lost her life to metastatic breast cancer. I have known and seen strong, rugged men go through the rigors and tortures of this dreaded plague, and it is not something that I would wish upon anyone. But for me, to see a beautiful woman, as the photo shows Jennifer to have been, as was my wife, Kathleen, go through such an ordeal, is utterly heart wrenching. But to see the grace and strength wherewith true WOMEN of strength and beauty such as Jennife...r and Kathleen, acknowledge, confront, endure, and fight the good fight against this dreaded foe, bear witness as to what true courage is all about, and ought to cause us to stop and think before complaining about the comparative trivialities of this life. In closing, I want to extend to you my deepest condolences during this time surrounding the departure of a WOMAN of VALOR, of whom you can justifiably be proud, and whose memory I salute.Read more