OBITUARY

Edward H. Brown

November 24, 1949January 3, 2019
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Edward H. Brown, 69, a longtime resident of Concord, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at home surrounded by his family after a long courageous battle with cancer. Ed was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 24, 1949, the son of Hebert and Florence (Spring) Brown.

Ed was retired from Everett J. Prescott where he worked as a purchasing agent for 30 years. Ed loved to read. His passion was spending time with his wife on his Harley and boat. They spent summers boating on Lake Winnipesaukee with their W.A.M family. He loved being outside in his yard. Ed's biggest passion and love was caring and spending time with his "girls" his three granddaughters, Mikayla Lee (13), Ciara Dionne (10) and Jada Shante (9).

Ed was predeceased by his parents and his aunt, Barbara (Brown) Carder Engheben, who raised him.

Members of his family include his loving wife of 45 years, Cynthia (Whitney) Brown; daughter, Christine (Brown) Walker and her husband, Gary Walker; three granddaughters, Mikayla, Ciara and Jada. Ed was one of nine children with his closest relationship being his oldest sister, Florence Korpi and her husband, David Korpi of Florida. He is also survived by many cousins having a special relationship with his "sister" Deanna (Carder) Goonan Morrison and his "brother" Karl "Butch" Brown as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 3pm to 5pm at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 North Main Street Concord. A memorial service officiated by Rev. Trevor Jones will immediately follow at 5pm. Burial will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Edward's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or a children's cancer foundation of your choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home of Concord. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.BennettFuneral.com for the Brown family.

Services

  • Calling Hours Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, January 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Edward H. Brown

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Jean Richards

January 9, 2019

Ed was warm, a good man and my brothers riding buddy. They had great adventures on their motorcycles, I pray there are Harleys in heaven! Always a great support to our family. Gone too soon and greatly missed . Rest in Peace Ed, and know you are always remembered by those whose life you touched! Cindy and family, you are in our hearts and prayers.

George Bowman

January 8, 2019

We were blessed to have Ed and his family as neighbors. I have many memories of Ed and me going fishing at Lake Masabesic, the Soucook and the Merrimack River’s. Working with him around our homes, felling trees in the backyard and removing the stumps with a fork truck. We watched each other’s homes when one was on vacation, exchanging keys in case of emergencies. One event comes to mind about our house losing the heat when we were in Conway. He came right over and made sure our pet sitter had heat. Many times I would come home from work to find our driveway cleared of snow because Ed came over with his snow blower.

Ed and I put our money to work to buy a wood chipper which we used for over fifteen years. Ed and I had a lot of laughs. One in particular was the comment that “Ann’s ferrets would go good with rice”. I’m going to miss my friend a lot.

Ann Bowman

January 8, 2019

Ed Brown was a great neighbor and a wonderful friend. He was there for you if you needed him. One time I thought one of my ferrets had snuck outside, it was snowing and I was so scared he’d freeze. It was dark and cold, when Ed saw me out there, he came over. When I told him why I was out in the yard he didn’t say, “oh okay, good luck, hope you find him”. Nope, actually, he didn’t say a word, he helped me look for my ferret in the cold, dark, snowy night. Ed was a kind man. Even though he did say “ferrets go good with rice....he was very funny too. :) Thank you Ed for keeping our house safe, helping out when we needed a hand, cleaning our driveway in winter when George wasn’t there, making us laugh, searching for ferrets in snow and so much more....

Jane Whitney

January 7, 2019

I am so blessed to have known you and had the privilege of being a part of your family. You will be greatly missed.

FLORENCE KORPI

January 5, 2019

MY BROTHER ED
WAS SPECIAL TO ME EVEN THOUGH WE LIVED FAR APART . HE WAS SOMEONE WHO LOVED LIFE AND LIVED IT TO THE MAX . I WILL MISS HIM ALWAYS.LOVE NEVER DIES.

LOVE
FLORENCE AND DAVE

Katrina McCurdy

January 4, 2019

I had the pleasure to work with/learn from one of EJP’s greatest! He was such a kind, teddy bear of a man. Hard exterior, soft nougat center. The world is a better place for having Ed in it. I’ll miss you Ed. Rest In Peace.

Joan Brown Edwards

January 4, 2019

I love you Eddie, always have. Although our lives were so different and so spanned out, the love never ceased, nor will it. I have been proud to see the man you grew up to be. Proud to know you had a good life with Cindy n your family. And I'm so proud to say you are my brother. Rest easy now, you've won the fight. I know you have earned your wings and one day we will see each other again. Maybe then I can actually hold you tight and let you know how much I admired you. Peace to your family, may you rest easy knowing his love for you. God bless you all.
Love joannie, your sister from Arkansas

Lori Edwards

January 4, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Ed for over 25 years...he was always willing to help in any way he could - a real team player. Ed was funny, whitty, sincere, and I don’t think we ever had a conversation where he didn’t share a story about his family - I could tell his family was his world!! After Ed’s EJP days I enjoyed seeing what he was up to via Facebook. Ed was an all around great guy - he will be greatly missed.....RIP Downtown Eddie Brown!!

Dave Brown

January 4, 2019

To a great man who I had the pleasure of knowing,RIP ED.You will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY