Priscilla Hewins, 83, of Sheffield

Priscilla Ann Hewins, 83, of Sheffield passed peacefully Nov. 18.

Priscilla Hewins

She was born July 6, 1936, on the family farm in Sheffield, daughter of the late Walter D. Hewins Sr. and Ella M. (Humes) Hewins. She was a graduate of the Mount Everett High School class of 1955, where she member of the majorette drill team. She worked at Hutzler Corp., Wash N Dry and Becton Dickinson in Canaan, Connecticut. She loved fishing, traveling, gardening, puzzles and spending time with her family.

She leaves her brother and sister-in-law Robert “Ike” and Marie Hewins; nieces and nephews Sharon Hughes, Walter “Mike” Hewins, Theresa Licata, Tammy Blackwell, Timothy Hewins, Cheryl Hutton, Pamela O’Reilly, Cindy Evans, Thomas Hewins, Roxanne Pellegrini, Richard Pellegrini Jr., Robert Hewins Jr., Denise Cohn and Darlene Surprenant; and 24 great-nieces and -nephews; and 10 great-great-nieces and -nephews.

She was predeceased by her companion, Howard “Flagger” Allen; brothers Walter D. Hewins Jr. and Arthur M.Hewins; sister Agnes Pellegrini; nephew David Hewins; niece Bonnie Cushman; and great-nephews and -nieces Christopher and Dustin Hewins, Mackenzie Hughes and Tara Blackwell.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. A funeral service for Priscilla A. Hewins will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. at Birches-Roy Funeral Home with Rev. Jill Graham officiating. Burial will follow in Ashley Falls’ Sackett Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Priscilla’s memory may be made to Purradise or Sheffield Volunteer Hose Co. in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be made through