1919 – 2004

LEWISTON – Stanley A. Brown, 84, of Hartford, died peacefully Sunday evening, Feb. 1, at Central Maine Medical Center with his family at his side, He went home to be with his heavenly father.

He was born in Hartford on July 21, 1919, the son of Albert Victor and Jennie Gammon Brown. He was educated in Tyler Corner School House in Hartford. He married Beulah Helen Bragg on Dec. 2, 1944. They were married for 59 years. He was a member and elder of the Hartford Community Church.

He started working at 14 years old at Adams Poultry Farms in Hartford, then he worked as a farm hand and truck driver for Frank and Helen Bragg, he later worked for Stowell McGregor in Dixfield and for 13 years for A. P. Wyman and Bridge Construction. In 1963, he started working for the Maine Department of Transportation where he worked as grader operator and foreman until he retired in 1980.

He served eight years as a selectman and was town meeting moderator for the town of Hartford. He volunteered many hours to several community organizations. He was president and member of the Maple Grove Cemetery; a member of the Hartford Historical Society and the Hartford Heritage Society.

He enjoyed building his own home and helped his children build their homes as well as many friends homes too.

He loved to garden, cut wood and work in his orchard. He took great pride in his harvests and shared it with friends and family. He loved to hunt, fish and make wood working projects. He was known for his sense of humor and always enjoyed a good joke.

He is survived by his beloved wife and five children, his sons, James A Brown Sr. and his wife Dorothy of Sumner, Wesley and his wife Paula, John and his wife Patty, all of Hartford; his daughters, Cynthia Violette and her husband Kenneth of Auburn and Diane Jeselskis and her husband Richard of Buckfield; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Parsons of Hartford and Arlene Libby of Durham; brothers, Frank Brown and his wife Genesta of Buckfield; and his sister-in-law, Doris Brown of Canton.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Marcian and Sherman; and brothers-in-law, Edwin Parsons and James Libby.

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