Robert C. Brown

April 2, 1929April 21, 2013
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Dateline – Norridgewock Robert C. Brown, 84, of Norridgewock, passed away Sunday April 21, 2013 following a brief illness, at his home in Norridgewock, Maine, surrounded by his family. He was born April 2, 1929 in Wilton, Maine, the son of Lester and Elsie (Lane) Brown. Bob served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He married the former Laura A. Blodgett on July 3, 1953 in Skowhegan, Maine. Bob worked at the Redington Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan, retiring after 25 years, while working at the hospital he did the maintenance, a boiler operator and carpenter. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. in Norridgewock. Carpentry and working around the house were activities he enjoyed doing. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Laura Brown of Norridgewock, his children; Roberta Heald and her husband Ronald of Norridgewock, Bonnie Bickford and her husband Sherwood of Smithfield, Bruce Brown and his wife Harriet of Waterville, his brothers; Harold Brown and his wife Joan of Norridgewock, Richard Brown of Solon, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers; Jake, Herbert, Clayton and Ellery Brown, his sisters; Bea Wyman, Barbara Brown, Ruth Adams, sons; Steven M. Brown and Robert C. Brown Jr. Viewing hours will be held on Thursday April 25, 2013 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine, with a service to follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. An internment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Norridgewock. We wish to thank our mother, who cared for him at home, as it was his wish to die at home. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the hospice team, and a special thank you to Julianne and Onneka. Donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the Health Reach Hospice, Office of Philanthropy, PO Box 829, Waterville, Maine 04901


  • Viewing Hours Thursday, April 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 25, 2013

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Janet Anderson-Murch

April 30, 2013

Laura, Roberta and family. I am so sorry to learn about Robert this week. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

April 26, 2013

Our heartfelt sympathy to the Brown family..Thinking about you all...
Carmen and Norma Puccio

April 24, 2013

"I am so sorry for your loss. Bobby was so kind and always had a smile for everyone.He will be missed by many. Special hugs and prayers to Laura, Roberta, Cathy, Lorri, and Ryan and the extended family of Bobby. Kathi Shields (chico, CA)

Cyndi French

April 24, 2013

So sorry for your loss. I remember him very well. He and Grammy Brown took care of my sister, Amanda, me and my daughter Marie. He will be missed by many.

Christie Foster

April 23, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss Laura, Roberta & family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all...

Dori Dean

April 23, 2013

I am so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I am praying that God will keep you wrapped in warm memories of him. My thoughts are with you.
With sympathy and love,
Dori Dean

April 23, 2013

Laura,our dear friend.Our hearts go out to you and your family.Bobby was such a good friend to us.With symathy and love,Carol and Burt King

Deborah Heald

April 23, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family....

Joyce Martin

April 23, 2013

So sorry for you loss.

Rose Niemann

April 23, 2013

I worked with Bob for many years and he was always kind and thoughtful. Our prayers to the family.