Arthur L. BROWN

BROWN, Arthur L.

Arthur L. Brown, 87, of Farmington, died Tuesday, (March 26, 2013), at Hartford Hospital. He was born March 19, 1926 in Hartford, son of the late Henry Albert and Marion (Larrabee) Brown and had lived in West Hartford prior to moving to Farmington 55 years ago. Arthur, or "Bud" as he was known by many, was a graduate of Hall High School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. Arthur was an Engineer for the State of Connecticut Department of Public Works for many years prior to his retirement. He had been previously employed for nine years at Combustion Engineering and 14 years with the City of Hartford Building Department. He was a Professional Structural Engineer and a Certified Building Official. Arthur was an active member of the Collinsville Congregational Church having served as Deacon, Commissioner of Stewardship Committee and was a member of the Ushering Committee. He was a former member of the Unionville Congregational Church and the Farmington Congregational Church. Arthur enjoyed skiing, sunfish sailboat racing, bird watching, and capturing nature photos. He was a member of the Hartford Audubon Society and the Charter Oak Photographic Society. He is survived by his wife, Janet (Grant) Brown; two sons, Steven G. Brown of Branford and James L. Brown and his wife Ann of South Windsor; three granddaughters, Sarah Brown, Lucy Brown and Elizabeth Brown; and a grandson, Garrett Brown. He was predeceased by his brothers Charles and William; and by his sister Julia.
There are no calling hours. There will be a memorial service at the Collinsville Congregational Church on Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Divinity Scholarship at Collinsville Congregational Church, 7 South Street, Collinsville, CT 06022. Please visit Bud's "Book of Memories" at for online condolences.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 31, 2013