1929 – 2016
AUBURN — Frank Brown, 87, of Buckfield, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 2 at the Hospice House.
He was born in Hartford on Feb. 16, 1929, the son of Albert V. and Jennie R. Gammon Brown. Frank married the love of his life, Genesta Dragoon, on Aug. 1, 1953. He faithfully served in the U.S. Army until he was called home due to a family hardship.
He was hired at Stowell MacGregor’s where he was challenged to operate a variety of equipment. Every assignment was just one more task resulting in him being able to operate just about any piece of equipment put in front of him. He was then employed as a millwright, tin knocker and equipment operator at Oxford Paper and Boise Paper, again always up for a challenge.
He was an active member of the John D. Long Post 58 American Legion in Buckfield. He built many homes for family and friends. He was a prolific gardener, sharing his bounty with anyone willing to accept his successes. He was a skilled woodworker, raised pheasants and kept a few beehives. He enjoyed visits from his family and friends and was always ready to share a good conversation. Frank was well-known for his sense of humor, warm heart, generosity, and always making everyone feel welcome. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a large part of his life, bringing many years of love, joy and smiles.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Genesta of Buckfield; four daughters, Kathy Andrus, Brenda Kimball and husband, Phil, Kelly Cyr and companion, Lisa Turgeon, Tammie Whitmore and husband, Tim; eight grandchildren, Christine, Billie Jean, Sandra, Tiffany, Corey, Shawn, Scott and Devon; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers; and two sisters.
A heartfelt thank-you is extended to Del Dunn for his loyal friendship. The family wishes to thank Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice and the staff at the Hospice House for taking excellent care of Frank.
Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.