Gordon E. Brown, 81

Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown

SCARBOROUGH — Gordon E. Brown, 81, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016, at Maine Medical Center.

Born in Bridgton, Gordon was the son of the late William and Leona (Capron) Brown. He graduated from Fryeburg Academy, Class of 1953. Gordon married Joan Toman on August 24, 1957. Together, they shared nearly 59 years of marriage and raised three children.

Gordon honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1958-1964. During his service, he was stationed at Edgewood Arsenal in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps.

Following his discharge, he worked as a truck driver for JP Stevens, Hallamore and ultimately Hannaford Trucking, where he retired from in 2002. During his time with Hannaford alone, he drove more than one million miles.

Even as recent as this year, Gordon enjoyed riding his motorcycle and maintaining his property.

He enjoyed spending time at Bug Light and was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist/Holy Cross Church. Above all else, Gordon will be remembered as a hardworking, humble and kind individual who was always ready to help anyone in need. He adored his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents; Gordon was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Judith (Brown) Anderschat. He was also predeceased by his sister, Barbara Brown; brothers, Ernest, Howard, Roger and Stanley.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Joan Brown; sons, William E. Brown of Wells and Gregory M. Brown of Saco; his five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Beverly Harmon of Bridgton and Judith Doten of Westbrook; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held on Wednesday at Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at 10:15 a.m., Thursday, at the Chapel, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, 124 Cottage Road, South Portland. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Black Point Cemetery, Scarborough.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Homes. To view Gordon’s memorial page or to share an online condolence, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker.com

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, PO Box 336, Westbrook, ME 04098.

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