1942 – 2016

CHESTERVILLE — Robert Leroy Brown, 73, of Chesterville passed away at his home on Sunday, Feb. 14.

He was born June 10, 1942, at the family farm in Farmington, to Margaret E. Perry and Carrol A. Brown. He was educated in East Wilton and Farmington, graduating from Farmington High School in 1961.

Robert worked at G.H. Bass, Franklin Shoe, and A-Pine Wood Shop, before starting in construction work. He worked in Colorado and Vermont in the 1980s, and worked for V.J. Schanck Builders, and Daniels, Davis Electric before starting his own carpentry business, retiring in 2006.

He enjoyed his family, antique autos, hunting, fishing, time at camp in East Carry and Avon, snowmobiling, ATV riding, trips to the Maine coast, and in his later years, building model airplanes.

Robert was a member of the the Narrow Gauge ATV Club. In the early 1960s, he raced stock cars at Oxford Plains Speedway and was a member of the Chesterville Fire Department. He owned many antique autos, restoring them himself. He took flying lessons, but never realized his dream of getting his private pilot’s license.


Robert was a founding father, past president, and vice president of Country Classic Car Club. He could quite often be found working under the hood of a car.

He successfully completed a moose hunt in 2006.

A very special thank-you to the Chesterville Fire Department, North Star Ambulance, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, and Don and Carla Cornelio.

Robert is survived by his wife, Linda (Libby) Brown, whom he married Dec. 2, 1961; his daughter, Cheryl Brown of Farmington; his sons, James Brown and wife, Linda, of Farmington, and Steve Brown and wife, DeDe, of Chesterville; eight grandchildren, Vanessa, Nicole, Alex, Megan, Mikayla, Michael, Ryan, and Christy; four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Christopher, Paige and Cole; his brother, Herbert Brown and his wife, Joanne, of Texas; many nieces, nephews, cousins; and his dog, Holly Belle. He touched the lives of many.

He was predeceased by his sister, Geraldine Drown; and both his parents.

Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com.

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