Donald V. Brown, 64, of Bellingham passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at home. He was the husband of the late Janice J. (Joyce) Brown who died in 2009. Mr. Brown was actively involved in the family business - Crystal Industries, Inc., a swimming pool supply company in Bellingham, for his many years. He loved the many facets of the industry and the many faithful customers he served through the years. He was born October 24, 1949 in Milford, the son of Nancy M. (Fawcett) Brown of Franklin and the late Verne H. Brown and was a graduate of Bellingham High School. Mr. Brown had once served as an on-call firefighter for the Town of Bellingham, was a member of the Union Cemetery Committee for several years, and was presently a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Worcester County Sheriffs Dept. He liked trips to Aruba, was a licensed building contractor, enjoyed woodworking and took great pride in his carpentry skills. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his mother, Nancy, he is survived by his two daughters, Kimberly J. DiChiara and her partner Scott McManus of Mendon, and Cynthia A. McMaster of Bellingham; a brother David H. and his wife Nancy Brown of Bellingham; a sister, Linda and her husband Warren Hafner of Franklin; four grandchildren, Keenan DiChiara, Katerina DiChiara, James McMaster, and Timothy McMaster; an aunt; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his longtime friend and companion, Vivien Lescoe of Blackstone. Visiting hours will be held Tues. March 4, 2014 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress Street, Milford. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, Mechanic Street, Bellingham. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Union Cemetery Care Fund, 93 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA 02019. www.bumafuneralhome.com
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Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home
42 Congress Street Milford, MA 01757
Published in Milford Daily News from Mar. 1 to Mar. 3, 2014