Mary's Story

PRESQUE ISLE - Mary J. Dickinson, 58, passed away Saturday night January 31, 2015 at

a Presque Isle health care facility after a brave battle with cancer. She was born in Presque Isle on Oct. 1, 1956, the daughter of Elwood and Yvonne (Sock) Jewell. Mary was a former Tribal Chief for The Aroostook Band of Micmacs, and continued to work for her community throughout her life. She was past Exalted Ruler and trustee of the Presque Isle Elks Club BPOE 1954. She was Presque Isle citizen of the year, and received many honors and recognitions in her lifetime.

She is survived by her husband Dana Dickinson, her mother Yvonne Nadeau and her husband Jim, two daughters Michelle Bragdon and Melanie Philbrook, all of Presque Isle, two brothers Nelson Jewell and his wife Shirley of Levant, Greg Jewell of New Hampshire, a half-brother Roger Jewell of Caribou, three sisters Gail Jewell and her companion John Martinelli of Mapleton, Shirley Jewell and her companion Joe Bourgoin of Washburn, Priscilla Jewell of Bangor, two half-sisters Minerva Buxton and Sadie Shields, both of Houlton, three grandsons Dakota, Mason, and Wyatt of Presque Isle, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father "Woody" Jewell and a granddaughter Michaela.

Funeral services will be held 1PM Thursday Feb.5, 2015 at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home 30 Church St. Presque Isle with Rev. Roger Jewell officiating. Donations may be in support of her family to Dana Dickinson 49 Sunset Loop Presque Isle, ME 04769 Eternal Guestbook
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