Robert L. Brown Brownie, Bobby, aged 77, of Framingham, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Metro West Medical Center in Framingham surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer. He was the husband of 51 years to Margaret (LeBlanc) Brown. He was raised in Natick, MA and had been a resident of Framingham for 52 years. He was the son of late Herman and Anna (Aceti) Brown. Bobby served in the Navy during the Korean War. While he was in the Navy, he was a notable baseball player. Bobby was a 35 year employee of Boston Edison. Among his many accomplishments, he served as a leader in his community by contributing in the following roles: Framingham Park Commissioner for past 38 years (the longest serving town official in Framingham history), Director of Framingham Youth Hockey program for 26 years, AHA Hockey Official for 26 years, Pop Warner Official, Coach of countless hockey teams, most recently the Framingham High School Junior Varsity Hockey Team from 2003 until the present. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Framingham Lodge of Elks and the Stanhope Country Club in his second home, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Bobby will be greatly missed for his long standing dedication to his community. He was a treasure to all that knew him and has left us with lasting memories. Besides his wife, he is survived by his four children: Kathleen Brown of Framingham, James Brown of Ashland and wife Sue, Christopher Brown of Framingham and wife Stacey and Suzanne Gurney-Brown of Framingham and husband Doug, and one sister, Ruth Ann Corbin of Milford. He is also survived by his prized grand-children, Darren Gurney, Christopher James (CJ), Jack, Ashley and Jake Brown, and also many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, April 1, 2013, at 10:00am at St Bridgets Church, Route 9 , Framingham Center. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial will be in the Edgell Grove Cemetery in Framingham. Calling hours at the Eugene J. McCarthy and Sons Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln Street, Framingham, are on Saturday, March 30, from 12:00 to 6:00pm. Contributions in Bobbys name can be made to the charity of ones choice.
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on Mar. 28, 2013