AUBURN — Terry Small Brewer, 54, a resident of Sedgely Road in Greene, died peacefully on Friday, June 21, with her loving family by her side, at the Hospice House, after a long battle with breast cancer.

Terry was born in Lewiston, Nov. 14, 1958, the daughter of James T. and Dorcas (Swyer) Small. She attended local schools and was a 1977 graduate of Lewiston High School, going on to graduate from Thomas College.

On May 14, 1983, Terry married her husband, Richard and soon after started a family. While she focused on raising her young sons, she also worked outside of the home, in the early years working two jobs as a front end manager at Hannaford and also as a substitute teacher in the Greene School System. It was in the schools where she discovered her professional passion in teaching and eventually became a full time Ed Tech in Leeds. While working as a reading teacher at Leeds Central School, she became a well-known and well-loved member of the staff, one who touched the lives of many students and colleagues with her warmth, generosity and outgoing personality.

While her love of teaching was gratifying, her greatest passion by far was her family and sharing special times with them. While juggling a busy work schedule, she still managed to coordinate family meal times together and she never missed one of her sons’ activities. She was an avid sports fan, attending all her sons’ sporting events and cheering them on enthusiastically from the sidelines. She was also a big fan of the Patriots and Red Sox.

Survivors include her husband, Richard of Greene; two sons, James Brewer and wife, Melissa, of Winthrop and Christopher Brewer of Greene; one sister, Trudy Small Breau and husband, Dick, of Lewiston; and nieces and nephews, Tiffany Breau-Metivier, Tracy Breau King, Erin Brewer, Ashley Flint and Matthew, Joshua and Michael Makinen.

Terry’s family would like to thank her colleagues from Leeds Central School and her many friends for the support they gave to her and the family during her illness. The family also offers special thanks to the staff at the Hospice House for the wonderful care given to her during her final days.

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