John W. Hunnewell
John W. Hunnewell
  • August 12, 1929 - September 6, 2017
  • New Gloucester, Maine

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Lewiston - John Wesley Hunnewell, 88, of New Gloucester, formerly of Auburn, died Wednesday September 6, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston. He was born August 12, 1929, a son of the late Grover and Catherine (Neal) Hunnewell. He attended school in Durham and Auburn, graduating from Edward Little High School in the class of 1947. He entered the Army in 1950, serving 2 years, mostly in Germany and was Honorably discharged in 1952 and returned home to Durham, Me. On August 7, 1964, he married the love of his life, Adell Rice. Together they worked and raised their family of three children: Kathy, Belinda and Stephen. He worked at New England Counter before going to work at Gould and Scammon from where he retired. John was a member of The Acacia Lodge of Durham. He always had a garden and raised chickens for his own use.

John is survived by his wife of 53 years, Adelle (Rice) Hunnewell, 3 children: Stephen and wife Dawn, Kathy, Belinda and husband Carl, six grandchildren: Joshua, Tyler, Leah, Travis, Matthew and Jason, six great-grandchildren: Elysia, Wesley, Miguel, Jasmine, Jaylen and Camden, two brothers: James of Auburn and George of Windham, one sister: Beatrice (Clifford) Libby of New Gloucester, sisters-in-law: Cynthia Hunnewell of Durham, Freda Hunnewell of Auburn, Doris MacDonald of Gray, several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he is predeceased by three brothers: Lewis, Walter and Franklin Hunnewell and a grandson-in-law Travis Parkhurst.

Visitation will be held at The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home in Auburn on Monday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held at The Funeral Home on Tuesday at 11:00 AM followed by Committal Services at Pine Street Cemetery in Auburn.

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting John's guestbook at A Service of The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545