1944 – 2016

LIVERMORE FALLS — Darryl Newton Brown, our loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, June 18, at the age of 71.

Darryl was raised in Richmond, the youngest of 16 children, son of Alfred and Nona (Fogg) Brown. His work ethic, in?uenced by his upbringing on the family farm, gave him the drive to take on every life challenge by storm.

Darryl lived his life with an infectious con?dence and charisma that attracted many friends and eventually, his wife, Penny. They married May 25, 1985, and enjoyed 31 wonderful years of marriage. His love and devotion to his wife was matched by the integrity and dedication he placed in every aspect of his life.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences and a master’s in agronomy from the University of Maine at Orono. He went on to teach at Delaware Valley College in Pennsylvania, then returned to make his home in Livermore Falls.

Darryl was a vice principal brie?y before establishing Main-Land Development, Inc. in 1974. He proudly served the people of Maine in many capacities. He was appointed Department of Environmental Protection commissioner by the governor and worked as director of the Maine State Planning Of?ce. He also spent eight years in the Maine Legislature. Darryl also chaired numerous boards throughout his life and was admired for his talent in moderating town meetings. His most recent being chairman of Greater Franklin Development Association.

Of note, he was president of the National Rural Water Association and received the NRWA Man of the Year award in 1993. He also received the Annual Community Health Award from the Franklin County Health Network. After he sold his business, some of his happiest moments came from being part of the Cianbro family. As project manager, he was able to call upon the many friends and contacts he had developed over the years.

Darryl’s love of the outdoors steered him toward his profession of being a soil scientist and site evaluator. He was an avid skier, a recreational pilot and found relaxation in landscaping his lawn and gardens.

Darryl is best characterized by his wise, warm and compassionate personality. His sharp wit and humor captured the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to meet him. He always took time to advise and guide those around him. He had a remarkable ability to carry on a conversation with just about anyone and instantly become a loved and trusted friend to those he met.

His family was the center of his life and he always looked forward to spending his free time with his loved ones. If it was attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, recitals and school functions or sharing time with his wife and children, they could all guarantee his smiling face would be there supporting their every ambition.

Darryl is survived by his wife, Penny, and father-in-law, Alvin Davis of Livermore Falls; his son, Toby, and wife, Suzette Brown, of Nantucket, Mass., and their children, Shaun and Eliza; his stepdaughter, Hilary, and husband, Jason Carter, of Topsham and their children, Sara and Ella; his youngest stepdaughter, Erica, and husband, Garth Snow, of Long Island, N.Y. and their children, Glenn, Miller, Parker and Carson; his sister, Arlene Geddes of Brunswick; his brothers, Neal and wife, Priscilla, of Bowdoinham, Charles of White?eld, Alton of Randolph; his sisters-in-law, Nancy Brown of Dresden, Stella Brown of Pittston, Ruth Brown of Richmond and Joanne Brown of South Gardiner.

Predeceased by his parents; sisters, Norma, Shirley, Madge, Madelyn and Sylvia; and brothers, Donald, Austin, George, Gerald and Clyde. 

Please honor his memory by remembering how he helped us face and accomplish our dreams and conquer and overcome our obstacles. Oh, how we will miss this thoughtful, humorous and caring man. He was dearly loved and will be missed. You are forever in our hearts.

Tributes and condolences may be shared on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com, where a video tribute will also be able to be viewed.

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