Lee W. Brown
Lee W. Brown
POULTNEY — Lee Warren Brown, 72, a longtime resident of Poultney, died at his home Sunday, March 17, 2013, following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 4, 1941, in Bridgeport, Conn.
He enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1959, and was stationed at Guantanamo Bay during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was honorably discharged in 1963.
He was employed by the General Electric Company for more than 20 years prior to his retirement.
He enjoyed the outdoors, fly fishing, hunting, trapping, woodworking and gardening.
He was a member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Fair Haven American Legion Post 49, and the John Falvey-Sullivan Fringi Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1653 in Granville, N.Y., where he served many years as the Quartermaster.
Survivors include three daughters, Cindy Pritchard and Sandy Brown of Fair Haven, and Tonya Conger of Whitehall, N.Y., six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his mother, Cecelia Skovira Owens, and his stepfather, Robert M. Owens.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church in Fair Haven.
Friends may call Friday, March 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Durfee Funeral Home, 119 North Main St., Fair Haven.
Burial with military honors will be at a later date in the St. Raphael’s Cemetery in Poultney.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 www.cancer.org.