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Sterling W. Brown

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Sterling William Brown, 86, died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, surrounded by his family, following a period of declining health. He was born in Andover on Oct. 21, 1926, the son of the late Lloyd Brown and Euena (Little) Brown. He is survived by his children, Kenneth Brown and his wife, Patricia, of Norfolk, Sheila Lindsay and her husband, Robert, of Framingham, Thomas Brown and his wife, Catherine, of Milford, Edward Brown and his wife, Cheryl, of Franklin, and Daniel Brown and his wife, Tracy, of Franklin. He is also survived by his longtime companion, Laura Ferrari of Newton; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mr. Brown also leaves five sisters and a brother, who still reside in Canada. Sterling spent his early childhood years in New Brunswick, Canada, where he was educated and came to the United States at the age of 17. He served his country proudly during World War II as a corporal with the United States Army. Following his time in the service he moved to Montana. He later moved back east and resided in Wellesley for several years. In 1953, he moved to Framingham where he spent he most of his life with his family before moving to Norfolk to be closer to his children. For many years he was a truck driver with Community Service, an oil and gas company, before retiring. Sterling enjoyed his many road trips back to Canada to spend time with his family there. Private services will be held for his family and interment will be in the Brown family lot in Canada at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests memorial gifts in Sterlings memory may be sent to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., 9th floor, Boston, MA 02108 Attn: Michael Grace. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the John C. Bryant Funeral Home of Wayland. For online condolences, please visit www.johncbryantfuneral.com.

Published in The Country Gazette from Dec. 9 to Dec. 16, 2012
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