PORT CLYDE — Jewell Stone Silveria, 92, died peacefully, following a period of declining health, and a long struggle with dementia, Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Quarry Hill in Camden.
Born in Port Clyde, August 16, 1928, she was the daughter of Roscoe Larkin and Hester Simmons. As a young girl she grew up in Port Clyde was educated in St. George Schools.
A friend and neighbor, Carol Oliveri Schulte, in her book, Ghosts on the Coast of Maine, described Jewell to a tee. She said, “Jewell carries her name well, because she is a gem of a person. Those star-bright eyes, harbor a sense of playful daring and hilarious laughter. But there is a no nonsense side to Jewell that has made her a successful business woman. She is the dainty, well-coiffed effervescence of femininity.”
Her spirit and fierce determination made it possible for her to reach any goal she set for herself; starting out packing sardines, to owning her own boutique in Rockland. She had many fashion shows at the Transportation
Museum, showcasing her vintage clothing. She also showcased her line of new clothing at the Samoset and many other restaurants.
There are many stories of how she made a special event even more special with her fashion guidance. She will be remembered for her style and flamboyance. Jewell didn’t walk into a room, she swept in!
Predeceased by her first husband and father of her children, Nelson Stone; her second husband, Bernard Silveria; and a sister just one month ago, Jeannette Thompson; Jewell is survived by her beloved daughters, Cheryl Waite and Lynne Stone of both of Rockland; five grandsons, Kevin Robbins, Eric Waite, Jeremy Prior, Andrew Stratton, Courtney Stratton; several great-grandchildren, including one with whom she was very close, Kasie Robbins; her siblings, Gary Hyvarinen and his wife Sandra of Union, Barbara Simpson of Rockland; and a large loving extended family, including those on the Silveria side.
Jewell’s family would like to extend a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to the wonderful caring staff at Quarry Hill for the dignity, compassion and respect they showed to her every day.
A graveside celebration of life is being planned for her birthday, Monday, August 16, 2021 at Wiley’s Corner Cemetery, beside the Baptist Church in St. George.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.
To share a memory or condolence with Jewell’s family, please visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.