BRUNSWICK — Florence I. Stewart, age 87 of Brunswick, died Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath.

Florence was born in Brunswick on August 1, 1924, the daughter of Joseph C. and Blanche Bernier Dionne.

She attended Brunswick High School and married Albert Lacasse who died in 1947. Florence later married Clifford Stewart on November 28, 1953. He died November 8, 1996.

She was a self employed seamstress and dress maker most of her life. She had also worked at the Verney Mill, Auerbach Shoe Co., Health- Tex and also worked as a waitress at The Norwego Diner which is now Miss Brunswick Diner.

In addition to being a seamstress, she also enjoyed knitting and was a member of the Topsham Post# 202 American Legion Auxiliary.

Besides her two husbands, Florence is predeceased by a brother, Alcide Dionne.

Surviving are her son, Donald Lacasse of Brunswick; two stepsons, James Stewart and his wife, Ann of Bethany, CT, and William Stewart of Livermore; her sister, Violet Vaillancourt of Brunswick; a special niece and godchild, Susan Vaillancourt Alexander of Brunswick; her step grandchildren, Jennifer and husband, Gregory Cliburn of Pittsburgh, PA, Matthew Stewart of Bethany, CT, Megan and husband Joshua Hall of Chesterville, Randy Stewart and his fiancée, Renee Brown of Littleton, CO; and a step grandson, Riley Hall of Chesterville.

Visiting hours will be from 5 to 7pm Monday at the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30pm Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Church, Brunswick. Burial will be in the spring at St. John’s Cemetery. If desired, donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001, or to the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Rd, Brunswick, ME 04011. Condolences can be expressed at www.brackettfuneralhome.com.

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