OBITUARY

William Browne

June 20, 1941January 18, 2021
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William Francis Browne III, 79, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021. He was born June 20, 1941 to William F. Browne II and Mary C. (Brown) in Mt Clemens, MI Bill was a Millwright by trade and later graduated from GMI with a degree in Mechanical engineering. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed traveling and camping in their motorhome with his grandchildren. Bill looked forward to going to deer camp with his sons and hunting with friends. Although he enjoyed fishing, it was another way to spend time with his wife (who out fished him most of the time). Bill was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He belonged to the American Foundrymans society for over 25 years. He was very active in the Allen County GOP. Bill served on the Aboite Township board holding the positions of Trustee and Board Chairman. He was recognized for his efforts for the township by naming the music pavilion in Aboite Township Park after him. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara; children, Christopher (Kathryn), Michael (Teresa) and Patrick (April); Five grandchildren, Matthew, Melanie, Seth, Austin, Auburn. The family wishes to thank all the friends and neighbors for their help during his battle with cancer, God bless you for your Kindness. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church 12305 Arcola Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46818 Saturday January 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to service. Visitation will also be Friday January 29, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the church, with a Rosary service at 6:00 p.m. Preferred Memorials to St. Patrick Church, Arcola, the American Cancer Society or the Aboite Township Fire Department.. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home. Please visit www.mccombandsons.com to sign the online guest book.

  • DONATIONS

  • St. Patrick Catholic Church of Arcola
  • The American Cancer Society
  • Aboite Township Fire Department

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 29, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Friday, January 29, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 29, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 30, 2021

Memories

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Linda Grover

January 29, 2021

Pat and Family,
So sorry for your loss, hold the memories close to your heart, this will give you comfort. Know that he is safe in God's arms now.

Linda and Fletcher Grover

Hank & Phyllis Miller

January 26, 2021

So very sorry to hear of our dear friend, Bill's passing. A long history of memories, of Bill and Barbara, we shall treasure forever. Our love and prayers to each and every member of the family. The best that can be said about anyone, is that they had a life, well lived and we believe Bill had just that.

Dennis Blay

January 25, 2021

Condolences to Bill's wife and family.
Bill and I both went to St. Mary's together and worked together as teenagers at Bannow's Drug store in Mt. Clemens and later at the Nitro 500 Gas station near New Haven, Michigan. Lots of fun (and crazy) times. Luigi's was our favorite pizza place.

Tim, Annette, and Sons Lamle

January 22, 2021

All our Love and Prayers, dearest Browne Family 💝

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