September 2, 1938 – November 17, 2021
Gene L. Brown 1938 - 2021
Durham-Gene L. Brown 83, a lifetime resident of Durham, died on November 17, surrounded by his family. He was born on September 2, 1938, the youngest son of the late Joseph and Charity Brown. He graduated from Lisbon High School class of 1957, and attended The University of Maine Portland. Gene married Barbara Bulick, of Lisbon Falls on June 30, 1959. He worked for Dealer Supply Co. of Springfield Mass, and then Taylor Tool CO. of Attleboro, Mass. He worked for 30 years for Lord Real Estate in Lisbon Falls, upon his retirement. At 41 he served on Durham board of selectman; School Committee and chairman of Durham Republican Committee for over 15 years. At 51 he was appointed by the governor, a three year term to the state Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Advisory Council representing Androscoggin; Kennebec and Sagadahoc Counties. He served on Maine Guides Licensing Board for one and a half years. Gene was a registered Maine Guide for over 20 years. He taught as a Hunter Safety instructor for 8 years and has served for 3 years as a Boy Scout Leader. He also was a contestant on the show "So You Think You Know Maine" in the early 70's. He was a member of Shiloh Chapel for over 50 years and served 6 years on the Deacon's Board and Finance Committee. Gene was known for his love of hunting; fly fishing; cribbage; and playing jokes. He was co-owner of Little Lyford Pond Camps in 1976, and fished at what he always called the "Secret Pond". Many memories with family and fishing buddies at both of these places. He bagged deer with rifles, handguns and shot guns. He still wanted a challenge and purchased a bow in 1983, and was rewarded with a four point buck. and enjoyed hunting with his nephew Jim. His last hunt was a 23 pound 12 ounce Turkey, sporting a 9 5/8 inch beard. Gene was always ready for a cribbage game. He was a member of the Senior Citizens Cribbage League at the Multi Purpose Center in Lewiston where he won many tournaments, and also at the Marion T. Morse School in Lisbon Falls, where he met his friend Wilma. He was a humble; caring; and a well loved man. He is survived by his three daughters: Tammy Bosse of Durham, Jamie Brown of Topsham, and Vicky Brown of Hartford, six grandchildren: Lisa Bosse of Lisbon Falls, Adeena Levesque of Lisbon Falls, Chelsey Morton of Bowdoin, Daja Martin of Hebron, Dylan St.Amour of Topsham. and Shane St. Pierre of Hartford, three great grandchildren: Gavin Levesque, Greta Lundberg and Ellora Martin, a sister Winny Wallingford of Bingham and a sister in law Madelyn Bulick of Lisbon Falls. He was predeceased by his wife Barbara Brown of 47 blessed years and brothers Joseph and James Brown. On line condolences can be shared at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com
A funeral service will be celebrated on Friday December 3 at 1 PM at Shiloh Chapel in Durham. Those wishing may make donations in Gene's memory to The Shiloh Chapel, 38 Beulah Ln Durham, ME 04222. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral home 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls, ME 353-4951.
Friday, December 3, 2021
November 29, 2021
My friend, Skip Doughty and I played cribbage in Lisbon with Gene. He was such a nice man and we enjoyed playing with him.
Timothy & Libby Nilsen
November 29, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Gene's passing, it seems we knew him forever being Durham kids! He was a regular who supported our store in Lisbon Falls in the 90's, and way back in the late 70's or early 80's he came to our apartment in the Falls and helped us get registered to vote!
He was always smiling and had a quiet calmness when we saw him, and was one of the backbone of our area!
Our heartfelt condolences and prayers for all of the family.
November 29, 2021
(((((((( Tammy, Jamie, Vicky))))))) So very sorry for your loss. Your Dad is at peace now and united with your Mom. Both smiling down at their girls.
November 26, 2021
My memories of Gene all involve him smiling and laughing. When I was in high school, he willingly unlocked the Durham gym most Saturday nights so a bunch of us could play volleyball. He stayed and played with us and would always sweep the floor afterwards. I remember him helping to run a town auction too! He could do pretty much anything!
November 25, 2021
I am sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. I did not know him well, but I know he was my dad’s best friend for many years. Dad talked with great fondness of Gene many times. Hunting and fishing trips, childhood shenanigans. Blessings and prayers to your family.