Winslow Albert Sewall



DEER ISLE — Winslow Albert Sewall, dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 2, 1928, on Little Deer Isle, to Myra Estelle (Haskell) and George Washington Sewall.

He attended and graduated from the island schools. He left the island at a young age to work on various sea vessels. He spent the longest time on the last one, the Showan out of Greenwich, Conn., as captain. Winnie also served our country in the military. He was in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict on the front lines as a medic, where he achieved the rank of SFC. He was honorably discharged Aug. 5, 1956. In the early ’70s, Winnie began the operation of his own construction business. During the years of running that, he was also road commissioner for Deer Isle for 10 years. He always offered a helping hand wherever it was needed around the community. He was a member of the Island Ambulance Corps, served on the committee responsible for the purchase of the first ambulance, a member of the Deer Isle Fire Department, where he served as lieutenant, a member of the American Legion and the Masonic Lodge from which he recently received his 50-year membership medal. Some of his hobbies included gardening, hunting, fishing and lobstering.

On May 24, 1953, he married his wife of 59 years, Rosamond Linnie Eaton, who survives him. He is also survived by his son, David Keith Sewall of Deer Isle; his daughter, Valerie Ann Sewall Duncan and her husband, Peter, of Underhill, Vt.; two grandchildren of whom he was extremely proud and loved dearly, Nicholas Peter Duncan of Topsham and Andrea Jade Duncan of Underhill, Vt.; two sisters, Jeannette Ducheman and Janice (Sewall) Fisher and her husband, Charles; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Winslow was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Roger and Kenneth; and his sister, Dorothy Chapman.

A graveside service for Winnie is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Howard’s Hill Cemetery, Little Deer Isle. Those who wish to may visit with the family at Deer Run Community Center, Deer Isle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Island Ambulance Corps, the Deer Isle Fire Dept., or a charity of your choice in Winnie’s name. Arrangements by Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Stonington.


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