Norman V. Brown Sr. WELLS - Norman V. Brown Sr. , 76 of Wells died Friday morning March 8, 2019 in Benson after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Norm was born on February 2, 1943 in Rutland son of the late Francis H. and Dorothy (LaPoint) Brown. Norm grew up in Benson, graduating from Fair Haven Union High School class of 1961. He married Sharon Hewes on December 31, 1964. Norm was a Vermont State Game Warden for 35 years until retiring in 2002. He served in the Army National Guard for 39 years until his retirement in 2003. During that time he was Coach and Captain of the International Rifle team earning many championships both home and abroad. During his retirement he worked for the U.S. Marshal service in Rutland for several years. Norm enjoyed helping his son with sugaring in the springtime, traveling with his wife, riding motorcycle and was a distinguished marksman. He was a dedicated Hunter Safety instructor who enjoyed passing his knowledge on to generations of young hunters. Norm was a member of the Fraternal and Accepted Masons being raised up in the Red Mountain Lodge No. 63 in Arlington where he served as Master, he was also a member of Lee Lodge in Castleton. Norm was a Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star. And a Lifetime member of the NRA. Norm took great pride in serving the Town of Wells for many years as a Selectman, Moderator and Constable. He was a former member of the Wells Fire Department where he had served as President and Fire Chief. Survivors include his wife Sharon of Wells, a son Norman Brown Jr. and a daughter Colleen Hoard both of Benson, 4 grandchildren Jacob, Hannah and Daric Brown and Tegan Hoard, 4 great grandchildren Henry, Normandie, Gunner and Caleb. Visiting hours will be held from 2pm until 4pm on Friday March 15th 2019 at Durfee Funeral Home 119 North Main Street Fair Haven followed by a Celebration of Life at Fair Haven American Legion Post 49 72 South Main Street Fair Haven. Graveside Services will be held at a later date at Fairview Cemetery in Benson Memorial Contributions in Norm's memory can be made to the Edward F. Kehoe Conservation Camp, Mail to : VTFW ATTN: GMCC Endowment Fund, 1 National Life Drive, Davis 2 Montpelier VT 05620

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We are so deeply saddened to hear of this news. He was one of the kindest people I've ever known. He kept us on our toes back in the East Poultney store days of reporting deer and convinced me to become a reporting agent myself at my home where I still continue to do so 25 years later. We always looked for him in the parades where he'd give everyone that big smile and wave. We are thinking of you all at this very sad time.
Betsy and Dexter Kelley
East Poultney Vt.

Tom Heidi Tess

Our Deepest Sympathy to my Aunt Sharon, Cousins Norm & Colleen. It's easy for me to say that Uncle Norm is in a better place, & I know he is, but this will not make his passing any less painful for you. Your Husband/Father accomplished a lot during his life. It was a life well lived! Although Uncle Norm is no longer here physically, he will not be forgotten, for "Love NEVER dies." I'm so proud to have known him & call him Uncle.

Love Always.

Tom, Heidi, Tess


So many years have passed and we had lost contact with the family. Our prayers and condolences are sent to you, Sharon, Normie, Colleen and family. Had no idea of your sad, sad time. Sending many prayers and hugs to all. Rosey & Ben Cummings.

Todd Brown

Our condolences from the other Brown family in the valley at that time.
Harry and Marilyn Brown and families

Betty trivento

So sad to hear of this. An amazing man. I remember him training with my dad Donald Collins in Glover, thoughts and prayers to his family

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