David BrownJuly 27, 1933 ~ December 21, 2017 (age 84)
Brookfield / North Brookfield - David Brown, 84, of Brookfield died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Florida Hospital of Zephyrills while spending the winter at his Florida residence.
He leaves his daughter, Jennifer Huard and her husband Dale Wadsworth of New Braintree; two sons, David S. Brown and his wife Christine of Sturbridge, and Douglas A. Brown and his wife Donna of Brookfield; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Patricia A. (Heath) Brown in December 2016, as well as his two brothers, Andrew and William, and his sister, Jessie Brown. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Andrew Brown, Sr., and Helen (McDonald) Brown. He grew up in Spencer, graduated from David Prouty High School, and lived in North Brookfield for close to 50 years, prior to moving to Brookfield 12 years ago.
Mr. Brown was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
David worked as a molding machine operator at the former Norton Company in Worcester for 37 years, before retiring in 1993. He kept active following retirement by working as a caretaker at Walnut Grove Cemetery in North Brookfield through this year. He and Pat enjoyed their winters in Florida, and spending time with the many friends that they made there. His favorite times though, were being with his family whether here in Massachusetts or when they visited in Florida.
David was a long time member of the First Congregational Church of North Brookfield, the American Legion Post 138 in Spencer, and VFW Post 3439 in North Brookfield.
A Graveside Service with military honors will be held for David in the spring at Walnut Grove Cemetery in North Brookfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brookfield Emergency Squad, 4 Central St., Brookfield, MA 01506. Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main Street, West Brookfield is assisting his family with arrangements.
Brookfield Emergency Squad
4 Central Street, Brookfield MA 01506