David W. Brownie Brown, 77, a lifelong resident of Easton and a retired Fire Chief for the Easton Fire Department, died Friday, June 14, 2013 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton after a period of failing health. He was the husband of Geraldine Gerry (Johnson) Brown for 53 years. Born in Brockton on March 28, 1936, a son of the late Walter and Dorothy (Warren) Brown, he was raised in Easton and was a 1954 graduate of Oliver Ames High School. A veteran of the US Army he served as an SP4. Brownie began his career with the Easton Fire Department as a volunteer fire fighter at the age of 18, retiring at the age of 55 as Chief of the Department. He was a member of the Massachusetts Fire Chiefs Association and the Bristol County Fire Chiefs Association. After his retirement, he was employed as an associate at the Vacuum Doctor in Easton. An active member of the VFW Post 2547 in Easton, he was a longtime elected official of the Easton Finance Committee. Brownie was a member of the Easton Historical Society and a member of the Wheels of Time, showcasing his 1966 Ford Mustang. He was an avid handyman and enjoyed time spent with friends and family. In addition to his wife Geraldine, he is survived by two sons, John Brown of Raynham and James Brown of Middleboro; a brother, Douglas Brown of Easton; four grandchildren, Nicholas Brown, Samantha Brown, Jonathan Brown and Janelle Brown; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday, June 19, at 10 a.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street, (Rte.138) Easton. Interment with military honors will follow in Coweeset Cemetery, Brockton. Visiting hours were on Tuesday, June 18, from 4 - 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Davids memory may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL. 32256. For directions or condolences please visit www.kanefuneralhome.com.
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Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services
605 Washington St (Rte. 123)
South Easton, MA 02375
Published in Easton Journal from June 17 to June 24, 2013