Newburyport, MA — C. Bruce Brown, age 75, longtime Newburyport resident and City Councilor, died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at Country Manor Nursing Home in Newburyport, with his family by his side.
Born in Olean, New York, June 9, 1937, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Doris (Lanphere) Brown and was a graduate of Oswayo,High School in Shinglehouse, PA. After graduating from high school, Bruce entered the military, serving with the United States Air Force from August 9, 1955 until his honorable discharge on October 8, 1959. He attended the University of New Hampshire following military service.
Mr. Brown was a Special Education teacher at Amesbury High School as well as a Basketball Coach. For many years he ran his own advertising agency in Newburyport.
An active member of the Newburyport community, he was Chairman of the 1982 Yankee Homecoming; Director of the Haverhill Y. M..C. A., longtime advocate and supporter of the Jimmy Fund, member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, the Newburyport Lions Club and St. John’s Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Newburyport. He also proudly served the City of Newburyport as Councilor for more than a decade.
His survivors include his wife, Peggy L. (Kennedy) Brown of Newburyport; three children, U.S. Senator, Scott P. Brown and wife Gail of Wrentham; Robyn L. Brown of Scarborough, ME and Bruce Browne and wife Michelle of Wolcott, CT; two step-children, Tracy Harrington and husband Christian of Amesbury and Todd Harrington and wife Amy of Bennington, VT; a sister, Linda L. Dixon of Newark, NY; along with eight grandchildren, Joshua Heath and wife Jennifer of Erie, PA; Emily Heath of Midvale, UT; Kyle Turin; Ayla Brown of Nashville, TN; Arianna Brown of MD; Gabriella Browne of NH; Parker and Devin Browne of Wolcott, CT; and Taylor Harrington of Bennington, VT; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues and dear friends.
A loving, caring man, devoted to his family and his community, he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours at Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport will be Sunday from 2 to 6 P.M. St. John’s Lodge, A.F. and A.M. will conduct Masonic services on Sunday at 1:30 P.M. immediately prior to the start of visiting hours. A funeral service will be held Monday, December 24, 2012 at 10 A.M. at Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport followed by interment in Old Hill Cemetery, Newburyport. Donations in his memory may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O.Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in support of the Jimmy Fund, P.O.B. 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or to the Food Bank of the Salvation Army, 40 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950. For directions or online condolences, please visit us at www.paulcrogers.com