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DETROIT AND NEWPORT, Frederick A. Brewer, 80, died December 15, 2002 at a Pittsfield Hospital. He was born November 19, 1922, in Wilton, New Hampshire, son of George and Blanche (Beals) Brewer. He was a Sergeant in the U.S.Army during WWII and was awarded a Purple Heart. He had been employed at Walpole Woodworkers for 45 years until his retirement in 1987. Fred was a member of the Peoples Methodist Church in Newport and of the Night Drifters Snowmobile Club.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gretchen (Lovley) Brewer of Newport; a son Wayne Brewer of Newport; a daughter, Myrna Davis of Bangor; a step-sister, Jerri Varney of Newport; 4 grandchildren, De-De and Wayne Brewer, and Gyasi and Shanika Davis; 3 great grandchildren, Craig, Kaitlin and Lauren.

Friends may call Tuesday, 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street in Newport. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Wednesday at the Peoples United Methodist Church in Newport with the Rev. George Darling officiating. Spring burial will be in the Palmyra Village Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations in his memory to the Peoples United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 182, Newport, ME 04953.

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