Dateline – Norridgewock
Robert C. Brown, 84, of Norridgewock, passed away Sunday April 21, 2013 following a brief illness, at his home in Norridgewock, Maine, surrounded by his family.
He was born April 2, 1929 in Wilton, Maine, the son of Lester and Elsie (Lane) Brown.
Bob served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.
He married the former Laura A. Blodgett on July 3, 1953 in Skowhegan, Maine.
Bob worked at the Redington Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan, retiring after 25 years, while working at the hospital he did the maintenance, a boiler operator and carpenter.
He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. in Norridgewock. Carpentry and working around the house were activities he enjoyed doing. He was a loving and devoted husband and father.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Laura Brown of Norridgewock, his children; Roberta Heald and her husband Ronald of Norridgewock, Bonnie Bickford and her husband Sherwood of Smithfield, Bruce Brown and his wife Harriet of Waterville, his brothers; Harold Brown and his wife Joan of Norridgewock, Richard Brown of Solon, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, brothers; Jake, Herbert, Clayton and Ellery Brown, his sisters; Bea Wyman, Barbara Brown, Ruth Adams, sons; Steven M. Brown and Robert C. Brown Jr.
Viewing hours will be held on Thursday April 25, 2013 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine, with a service to follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. An internment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Norridgewock.
We wish to thank our mother, who cared for him at home, as it was his wish to die at home.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the hospice team, and a special thank you to Julianne and Onneka.
Donations may be made in Robert's memory to the Health Reach Hospice, Office of Philanthropy, PO Box 829, Waterville, Maine 04901