Margaret Butters Brown

August 2, 1926April 6, 2018

Portland- Margaret Butters (Buchanan) Brown passed away peacefully at Gibson Pavilion of Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine on Friday April 6, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Scotland, Margaret was a daughter of John and Isabella (Butters) Buchanan. She was pre-deceased by her much-loved husband, Calvin H. Brown; son, John Alan Brown and grandson, Sean Patrick Moore. Margaret was the dearly loved Mum of Norma I. Moore, Judith Buchanan-Brown and daughter-in-law Catherine Brown. She was also the much adored Nana of Scott Moore, Heather Moore, Jennifer Brown, Casey Brown and Gillian Higginson. Margaret will be missed by all who knew her, especially her many nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives are invited to a time of visitation from 4-7 pm on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Jones Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. Portland. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday at Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, 790 Stevens Ave. Portland. Burial will be held at a later date. Please visit to sign Margaret's online guest book. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.


  • Calvin H. Brown, Spouse
  • John Alan Brown, Son
  • Norma I. Moore, Daughter
  • Judith Buchanan-Brown, Daughter
  • Catherine Brown, Daughter-in-law
  • Scott Moore, Grandson
  • Heather Moore, Granddaughter
  • Jennifer Brown, Granddaughter
  • Casey Brown, Grandson
  • Gillian Higginson, Granddaughter
  • Sean Patrick Moore, Grandson


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 12, 2018

Margaret Butters Brown

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Betsy Ross

April 11, 2018

Margaret was one of my favorite coworkers at Maine National. I loved talking with her (her accent!) and she loved to tell me about her family! I will always remember our work friendship. The last time I saw her was several years ago now at one of the MNB retiree luncheons, and enjoyed catching up. I’ve actually been thinking of her recently so was sad to see the notice of her passing this week. But I am happy that she lived a long life and had a very loving family by her side. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

Laura Keddie

April 10, 2018

Sleep in peace Auntie Mags. Will forever be thankful for the deliveries of peanut butter cups. Hope you’re having a nice cuppa with all your siblings and my Auntie June now

Love always, Laura, Jack and Anna xxx