Christopher C. Brown of Hingham and Kittery Point, Maine, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at York Hospital, surrounded by his immediate family. He graduated from Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, furthering his education at Colby College with a bachelor's degree in Art History. In addition, he received an MS in Ceramics from the University of Wisconsin and an MS in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art. A lifelong educator, he taught at Hingham High School as an art instructor from 1971-1985 and as an adjunct professor of Art Education at Massachusetts College of Art from 1981-1985. He was named Art Department Head for the Weymouth Public Schools in 1985 and was assistant to the superintendent for the Weymouth Public Schools from 1990-2002. As an artist and educator, Chris enjoyed ceramics, woodworking, graphic design and cooking. But touching the lives of kids through teaching was what he loved best. The challenges of molding kids was far stronger than that of shaping clay or wood. He especially loved time with his family and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and coach. His strength and sense of humor will be sorely missed. He is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Susan Teel Brown; his father, Chester Z. Brown of Duxbury; two sons, Eric C. Brown and Ethan T. Brown, both of Wellesley; two daughters-in-law, Brooke Rorer Brown and Gretchen Mohlere Brown; six grandchildren, Sarah C. Brown, Amelie C. Brown, Charlotte C. Brown, Jasper Z. Brown, Grady M. Brown and Hally T. Brown, all of Wellesley; as well as a sister, Cynthia A. Thaxter of Hingham. A service of celebration will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at First Congregational Church of Kittery Point, 23 Pepperrell Road, in Kittery Point, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to First Congregational Church of Kittery Point or York Hospital Friendraising Program or Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Care for the Brown family has been entrusted to the JS Pelkey Funeral Home.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Sept. 24, 2012