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Fulton-Theroux Funeral Service

181 Ocean Ave, New London, CT

OBITUARY

Rodney Burton Brown

June 28, 1937July 24, 2020
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Rodney “Rod” B. Brown, 83, of Old Lyme, peacefully passed away at home July 24, 2020. Rod was born June 28, 1937, in Nova Scotia, Canada, to the late Burton and Harriet Brown.

In 1950, Rod, with his family moved to Waterford. He graduated from New London High school in 1955. In October of 1955, Rod enlisted into the United States Army Corps of Engineers. During his service, Rodeny acquired his U.S. citizenship.While in the Army, he was stationed in Germany for two years, and was honorably discharged in 1958. He went on to work within the construction trade as a heavy equipment operator and project manager, retiring from B & L Construction, Inc.

Rod enjoyed traveling with his wife and camping with his grandchildren in their RV. He had a way of making everyone laugh with his dry sense of humor. Rod had a wondrous way of fixing anything. Given any item, he would work his magic, and emerge from his small workshop in the basement with the item working again. During his retirement, he helped transport many rescue dogs from New York City throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts with his daughter, Sharon.

Rod is survived by his wife Dorothy “Dutchy” Brown; daughter from his marriage to Waltraud “Susie,” Sharon Brown; daughters from his marriage to Dorothy, Cindy Fahnestock and Lori McInerney (Michael); grandchildren: Jacob Reagan, Nicole Reagan and Marlene Fahnestock (Zachary); brother David Brown (Cindy); sister Carol Rouisse; and brother-in-law Tommy Rouisse; and special aunt, Laura. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Leroy Brown and Courtland Brown; and sister Marlene Rouisse.

All funeral services will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs or Parkinson’s Disease Research.

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Wendy (Brown) Moretta

July 30, 2020

Dear Brown family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences for your loss. Rodney was a very special man who always put his family first. He will truly be missed!
Thought and prayers with all of you during this difficult time. May the love and great memories we all shared with him be a comfort during this difficult time.
Much love to you all,
Wendy ( Brown) Moretta

SHARON MARSIE

July 30, 2020

Dear Brown Family,

We send our deepest condolences to all of you.
Rodney was a good man.

RIP

Keith and Sharon Marsie

Donald Rutty

July 28, 2020

My deepest condolences to the entire family. Rod will be missed by many. You are all in my thoughts during these difficult times.

Spence and Sue Williams

July 27, 2020

Dear Dutchy, Sharon and Family...
Thinking of you at this sad time...
He was a wonderful man and will be missed...
May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends...
May God bring you peace and comfort...

Maureen Brennan St. Pierre

July 27, 2020

Dutchy, sincere condolences on Rod’s passing. He was such a great guy. Growing up with all the.Brown kids was a fun experience. There was always something going on. Rod put up with us younger kids with his usual good humor. We all looked up to him.
May all your cherished memories bring you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time. Rod’s memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.

Linda Shea

July 26, 2020

Rodney loved when I brought chocolate chip cookies. I would always put two cookies in a baggie to put in the freezer for when his brother in law Tom would come for a visit. When I arrived he would simply say “ Did you bring , ya know, the other two? “Before I left he would say “ I hope he gets those cookies before I do.” Chocolate chip cookies will always be just a little more special to me. My Tom (Lol) and I always looked forward to our next visit. We knew we would laugh, we would hug and we would share a few more stories....until the next time. ❤️😇

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