Sadie I. Brown, 97

Sadie I. “Sally” Brown, 97, of Fryeburg, died early Monday morning, Nov. 26, 2018 at Bella Point in Bridgton.

She was born on Dec. 4, 1920, in Searsburg, Vt., a daughter of George W. and Clara I. (Sargent) Devine. She attended local schools, graduating from Fryeburg Academy in 1941.

On Dec. 3, 1947, she married, Shirley N. Brown in Fryeburg, where they made their home.

Although Sally held a few odd jobs in various places as a young woman, her life’s work was as a loving homemaker to her husband and family.

She was a former member of the Grange in East Conway, N.H.

Sally had many hobbies and interests, which included crocheting, flowers, bird watching, vegetable gardening and canning. Her pickles and relish were family favorites that will be forever missed. She was also an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, particularly “Big Papi.”

She is survived by two sons, Henry “Hank” Brown of Naples and Nelson Brown of Fryeburg; two daughters, Patricia Giroux of Bridgton and Beatrice Rugg of San Antonio, Texas; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Currie of Fryeburg.

She was predeceased by her husband, Shirley on July 22, 2009; a brother, Donald Devine; a sister, Doris “Dot” Kiesman.

A memorial graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg. Gifts may be given in her memory to the Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

Arrangements are in the care of the Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg. Condolences and tributes may be shared with her family at

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