Pixley Funeral Home


William F. Brown Jr.

March 3, 1938February 18, 2021

William (Bill) F. Brown, Jr. 82, of Auburn Hills, passed away on February 18, 2021 after an extend illness. He was born in Pontiac,Michigan on March 3, 1938. Bill graduated from St Michael’s High School in 1957, serving in the US Army Reserves until 1966, and the Auburn Hills Volunteer Fire Department until 1989. He was married to Cecile M. Blaquiere on August 25, 1962.

Bill worked at General Motor Truck & Bus for 32 years, retiring in 1992. He had a passion for gardening, reading, coin collecting, spending time outdoors, catering/food service and volunteering at homeless shelters in his community. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Cecile, his daughters Theresa Phillips (Donald), Bridgit Glenn (Michael), Colleen White (David), grandchildren Miranda Sullivan (Jeremy), Ryan Hood (Marisa), Christina Farley (Thomas), Kevin Glenn, David Morgan, Tyler Hood, Sally Phillips, Jayson Hood, Amanda Morgan, Andrew Glenn, Faith Phillips, William Morgan, and great grandchildren Maddie Sullivan, Miles Hood, and brother Bruce Brown (Sally)

Visitation will be at Pixley Funeral Home, 3530 Auburn Road, Auburn Hills, on Tuesday February 23, 2021 from 3 PM to 7 PM. Funeral mass will be on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 9 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3400 S Adams Rd, Auburn Hills followed by a family only graveside service. Due to Covid 19, no funeral meal will be held. At this time there is a limit of 25 people in the funeral home at a time and you may be asked to wait before entering.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations in William’s name to: Hospice program.


  • Cecile (Blaquiere) Brown, Wife
  • Theresa Phillips (Donald), Daughter
  • Bridgit Glenn (Michael), Daughter
  • Colleen White (David), Daughter
  • Miranda Sullivan (Jeremy), Granddaughter
  • Ryan Hood (Marisa), Grandson
  • Christina Farley (Thomas), Granddaughter
  • Kevin Glenn, Grandson
  • David Morgan, Grandson
  • Tyler Hood, Grandson
  • Sally Phillips, Granddaughter
  • Jayson Hood, Grandson
  • Amanda Morgan, Granddaughter
  • Andrew Glenn, Grandson
  • Faith Phillips, Granddaughter
  • William Morgan, Grandson
  • Maddie Sullivan, Great Grandchild
  • Miles Hood, Great Grandchild
  • Bruce Brown (Sally), Brother


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Instate

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021


William F. Brown Jr.

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Mike Glenn

February 21, 2021

When Bill, my father in law and my Dad were counting Easter Eggs after an Easter Egg hunt that included all of my Dad and Mom's Grandchildren.

Michael Holland

February 20, 2021

So sorry to hear. Bill was a good and very giving man. Bill is in a few of my favorite Fire Department stories. You will be missed old friend. RIP Bill, we have the watch. I'm over on the Westside of the state so will unfortunately be unable to attend. His family are in my thoughts.

Claudia & Mike Reiber

February 20, 2021

Your dedication to both community and church were just an example that so many of us could and should learn from. We will miss seeing you tinkering in your yard, replenishing the fence encompassing wood pines and tending the garden that provided so many delicious vegetables.
Now you can read all the books or watch old movies that you hadn't time for and look for that elusive collectors coin.
Yours in Christ, Claudia & Mike Reiber