Phyllis's Story

ROCKLAND - Phyllis Elizabeth Osier Brewer, formerly of Rockland, passed away in Clearwater, FL on April 4, 2015, at the age of 98. Prior to moving to Florida a year ago, she called Rockland, ME her home for over 75 years.

Phyllis is survived by sons, Arnold Brewer (Carol) of Tarpon Springs, FL, and Robert Brewer (Marie) of Naples, FL and Portland, ME; daughter, Ruth Brewer Hussey of State College, PA and Naples, FL; brother, N. James Osier (Diane) of Needham, MA; seven grandchildren, twelve great -grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert George Brewer; sisters, Madelyn Lehman and Helen Simmons; and brother, Granville "Spike" Osier.

Phyllis was born September 1, 1916, to the late Granville and Ruth Maloney Osier. She grew up in Cushing and Damariscotta, ME and attended Lincoln Academy. In her early 20s, she moved to Rockland where she met her future husband "Bob". They were married in 1940.

Over the years she worked in many local businesses including; Paramount Restaurant, Carroll's Cut- Rate, Goodnow's Pharmacy, Senter Crane's and Acorn's Fabrics. As an entrepreneur, she owned and operated a textile and yarn shop. Her last employment was as a telephone operator for the New England Telephone Company.

Phyllis was active in the Rockland Lodge of Elks, Emblem Club and served a term as president. She was also a member of the Order of The Eastern Star and volunteered for many organizations over the years. She was a long-term member of the Methodist Church and in more recent years attended the Thomaston Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 17th, 2:00pm at the Burpee, Carpenter and Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, Maine. The Reverend Wayne Sawyer will officiate. A viewing will proceed the services beginning at 12:30pm. Graveside services will follow at the Achorn Cemetery in Rockland.

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