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Arthur Browne

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Arthur H. Browne 1920-2012 Arthur H. Browne, 91, died at 12 a.m., on Saturday, June 23, 2012, one day short of his 92nd birthday, at North Adams Commons, where he had been a resident since March 1. He had previously resided at 44 Stonehedge Road in Cheshire for 57 years. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on June 24, 1920, he was the eldest child of Charles H. and Irene C. (Bradley) Browne. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical School and a drummer in the Scranton Sons of the American Legion drum and bugle corps. Mr. Browne was employed at Eclipse Air Brush Company in Newark, N.J., before moving his family to The Berkshires in 1954 to accept a position with the James Hunter Machine Company, Inc., in North Adams, where he retired in 1983 as a design engineer. His hobbies included repairing TVs, refining furniture, turning bowls and lamps, chair caning, and stamp collecting. He loved fishing, listening to classical music, making crabapple jelly, picking berries, and smoke his pipes. Mr. Browne is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Mary M. Sittard, his son and daughter in law, James M. and Ann M. Browne of Ramona, Calif., and his daughter and son-in-law, Irene C. and Gregory E. Tremblay of Adams. He also leaves his grandchildren, Matthew F. Browne and C. Michael Browne of California; Mindy L. Dow and Marci L. Levesque of Massachusetts, four great grandchildren, his sister-in-law, June Browne of New Jersey, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Audrey Browne, two brothers, Neil William Browne and Charles B. Browne, and sister-in-law, Anita C. Browne. At Mr. Browne's request, there will be no funeral services. Contributions in his memory may be made to Elder Services of Berkshire County or to the in care of his DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle from June 26 to June 29, 2012
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