SANBORNTON - Richard N. Brown, 89, passed away to the Lord on June 20, 2012, at home in Weirsdale, Fla.
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Born April 27, 1923, in Newport, he was the son of the late George E. and Katherine Merry Brown, and one of nine children.
After growing up in Winthrop, Mass., he served in World War II with the 70th Infantry Division and was in heavy combat in the Alsace-Lorraine region, earning a Bronze Star at Philippsbourg, France. He spent four-and-a-half months as a POW, battling starvation and terrible conditions at a German forced labor camp near Dresden, Germany.
He retired from the Maryland Casualty Company in Boston and raised his family in Sanbornton. Dad never complained about anything, he loved every day of life and loved his family most of all, as well as traveling and attending reunions of the 70th Infantry Division.
He was the best father in the world and a true gentleman.
He was an avid fan of the Florida Gators, New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox.
He attended Saint Timothy's Catholic Church in The Villages, Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Carol McCradie Brown and sons, Richard N. Brown, Raymond S. Brown, George E. Brown and Robert A. Brown, all formerly of Sanbornton.
Published in Union Leader on June 27, 2012