SEAL HARBOR and BAR HARBOR — Charlene W. Stewart, 87, died Nov. 10, 2014, in Bar Harbor. She was born July 4, 1927, in the village of Somesville in the town of Mount Desert, the daughter of Charles M. and L. Therese (Dunbar) Walls.
Charlene and her husband, Willard “Bill” Stewart, lived in Rhode Island for 11 years before moving back to Seal Harbor. She worked as an insurance sales person at the Lynam Agency in Bar Harbor for 18 years before retiring. Charlene was a past member of the Mt. Desert Literary Club, the Seal Harbor Village Improvement Society, where she had served as secretary, The Parish of St. Mary and St. Jude Episcopal Church of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor, where she has served on the vestry and altar guild and currently was attending St. Saviour Episcopal Church of Bar Harbor.
She is survived by two sons, Matthew J. Stewart and wife, Amy, of Seal Harbor and Mark Stewart and wife, Beverly, of Princeton, Mass.; two grandchildren, Evan Stewart and wife, Ann, of Alexandria, Va., and Kristen Hardison and husband, James, of Otis; one great-grandson, Carter Stewart; a brother, John Walls and wife, Penny, of Lamoine; and a sister, Anne Smallidge of Blue Hill; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband in March 1994 and by an infant son, Robert Everett Stewart.
Friends are invited to call noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, 41 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor, where a Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Jennifer Reece officiating. Interment will be at Seal Harbor Cemetery. Those who desire may make contributions in Charlene’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.