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Francis Xavier Brown

August 21, 1935July 7, 2020
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Brown, Francis X. Frank of Scituate, formerly of Arlington, passed away peacefully July 7 at 84. Beloved husband of Mary (Farrell) Brown with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Loving father of Christine Ball and her husband Michael, Thomas Brown and his wife Kim, Kevin Brown and his wife Cindy, and Carolyn Regan and her husband Mark. Cherished Papa of Michael, Devin, Liam, Juliet, Katelynn, Kyle, Henry, Madeline, Delaney, Maggie & Daniel. Brother of Diane Harlow, Judy Smulski, David, William, and Susan Brown, and the late Doris Birchall and Jeffrey Brown. He and his family lived in Arlington for more than 35 years, moving to Scituate in 2000.

A graduate of Suffolk University, Frank worked for many years at Western Electric in Watertown then went on to run his own real estate appraisal business. Frank especially loved his summers in Scituate where he found his passion to volunteer, including past president, at the Scituate Beach Association for 40 years. Frank enjoyed winters in Pompano Beach, FL where he made wonderful friends. Frank’s true calling was in hosting innumerable gatherings where his love of cooking shined; his Wampatuck Ave door was always open. Sincere appreciation to Jacob Soumerai, M.D. and the MGH staff for their amazing dedication and care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent St., Scituate on Monday, July 13 at 10:00 AM; burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Frank may be made in support of the Mass General Center for Lymphoma. Checks can be mailed to Massachusetts General Hospital c/o Development Office, Attn: Tyrone Latin, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114.


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Pat Hoffman`

July 18, 2020

My condolences to the Family of Frank Brown. Was so saddened to hear the news. It was such a pleasure to live across the street from Frank, Mary and the kids for so many years. Such a wonderful man - he did so much for the Beach Association and community. Thinking of you all in this difficult time.

Pat Hoffman

Rosie and Mat Brown

July 15, 2020

To all of the Brown Family
Our sincerest sympathy on your loss of Frank. He was such a fun and good natured man and it was most fun when Mat and I would would run into you and Frank at the Barker Pub or Mill Wharf, Mary. You and Frank raised a delightful family and I'm sure this a difficult and sad time for all of you but I'm sure that there are many, many fun and happy times to to remember to get you through this time.

Mat and Rosie Brown

Michael & Bess loring

July 11, 2020

Mary and The Brown Family, we have so many memories with you all at the SBA where Frank took great care in making everyone feel welcome and comfortable. Frank was truly a wonderful person and respected by all. We will miss him but think of him always. God Bless.

Edward O'Connor

July 10, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Mary and family. May your memories be blessings. The care and love you showed to Frank during these difficult times reflected his great love and caring for you over decades. May he rest in the arms of the angels.
Ed and Brenda O'Connor

Kathy Behm

July 10, 2020

Our heartfelt condolences go out to you Mary and your whole family. All of us here at Life Care Center of the South Shore are grateful to have known you and Frank. He will surely be missed.

Sidney and Sandy Indig

July 10, 2020

Dearest Brown family please accept our fondest memories of our years together in Pompano Beach. Frank was a great, kind and considerate neighbour. Mary, we know that you will miss Frank.

Sandy and Sid

Nancy Barbera

July 10, 2020

Dear Mary and loving family, he fought for so long and so hard. Now hes at rest with The Lord. Our memories go back so long to Arlington and then summer get togethers in Scituate. We all grew up together raising our kids . Our "crowd" was really unusual, we were always there to help and to celebrate and always stayed in touch. Frank will be a special memory because of his wonderful, loving family. May He Rest In Peace. Love You, Nancy and Joe

maureen murphy

July 9, 2020

dear mary and all brown family

deepest sympathy to you all. frank really put up a good fight
you all were so supportive and gave him strength.

condolences from the murphy family on wampatuck

Merrilyn O'Brien

July 9, 2020

I remember Frank so well from all the great things he did for the Beach Association. He was a wonderful family man and a good friend to so many people. He will be missed.

Ted and Lisa Thornton

July 9, 2020

Passing on our heartfelt condolences to all of the Brown Family and hoping you find comfort in remembering the good times. The memories of him at the SBA Pancake Breakfast or driving in the Parade will always be the ones that stand out for us. We will miss him.


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