Sheila D. Sawyer, obituary

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 4:45pm

CAMDEN — Sheila D. Sawyer, 77, died peacefully at home following a hard-fought battle with respiratory disease, Monday, April 12, 2021.

Born in Rockland, October 28, 1943, Sheila was one of three daughters born to Russell and Edith Douglas Sevon. She was educated locally and graduated from Thomaston High School.

As a young woman she was employed at Sylvania for several years. Following graduation, Sheila married Duane R. Sawyer whom she met in high school. Together they raised two boys, Bryan and Jason. Although they later divorced they remained friends.

For over 20 years, Sheila was the smiling face behind the counter at Brooks Pharmacy and later Rite-Aid in Camden. Her friendly, helpful nature made her a perfect fit as she served customers, many of whom became friends.

When she wasn’t busy working, Sheila enjoyed making beaded jewelry. She shared a deep faith in God with her sisters and they would often pray together. Spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-
grandchildren was her favorite pastime and something she always looked forward to. In the last years of her life, Sheila formed a very tight bond with her neighbor, Tiny Grant whom she loved dearly.

Sheila will be greatly missed by her sons, Bryan Sawyer and Jason Sawyer, both of Wakefield, Rhode Island; her sisters, Marilyn Sevon and Linda Rubenstein; her grandchildren, Erica Judkins, Ryan Sawyer, Portia Sawyer, Pietra Sawyer; and her great-grandchildren, Kayden Rodgers, Logan Sawyer, Bryana Judkins, and Maddox Sawyer expected soon.

A graveside service for family and friends will be held Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 2 p.m., at the Village Cemetery, Erin Street, Thomaston.

To share a memory or condolence with the Sawyer family, please visit their Book of Memories at

Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.