Obituary: Robert F. Brown, Norwood Senior Center Volunteer

Robert F.Brown, 88, of Norwood, died Sunday, Jan. 5 surrounded by his loving daughters and their children. Born in Franklin on Jan. 15, 1925, he was the son of the late William and Mary (Morrill) Brown.

Robert served in the Navy during WWII on the USS Luce in the Pacific Ocean and received the Purple Heart for his service. He worked for Cambridge Electric Light Company for over 40 years until his retirement in 1987 and volunteered at the Norwood Senior Center for many years, as "Mr. Fix-it."
He was a proud member of the DAV.

His most memorable days were spent on Sunrise Beach in Marshfield, with his family and many friends. Robert was the beloved husband of the late Jean (Stengel) Brown and Rita (Milan) Lloy-Brown; the loving father of Margie and her husband, Tom Ryan of Marshfield,  Beth Brown and her husband, Dick MacAleese of Walpole, and Robert “Bob” F. Brown, Jr. of Marlboro; cherished grandfather of  Lindsey and her husband, Adam Speidel of Nashua, Kaitlyn and her husband, Michael Colp of Middleboro, Robert MacAleese of Walpole, Ashley and Molly Ryan of Marshfield, and Bobby, Matthew and Thomas Brown; great-grandchildren Landon Colp and John “Jack” Robert Speidel, the  dear brother of Helen Snow of Wrentham and the late William Brown, Marion Haughey and Elizabeth Morency and the uncle of several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St., Norwood, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington St., Norwood. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, Norwood. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s memory to the Marshfield Council on Aging, 230 Webster Street, Marshfield, MA 02050.


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