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Forrest M. "Brownie" Brown, 90, a lifelong resident of Hampstead, NH, died on January 11 at the NH Veterans Home, Tilton, NH.
Born in Hampstead, NH, the son of Alvin and Pauline (Phillips) Brown, he attended elementary school in Hampstead and graduated from Hampstead High School. Mr. Brown served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Fireman First Class aboard the USS Catskill. He was a recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Theatre medal, the American Theatre medal and a Purple Heart. He worked for Collins Patterns and Mold Co. in Fremont, NH, Hampshire Manufacturing Co. in Nashua, NH, Preview Products in Manchester, NH, and the Chelmsford Shoe Co. He retired from the New England Brace Co. in Hooksett, NH, as an orthotic technician.
He was a former member of the Chester Congregational & Baptist Church of the Derry, V.F.W. Hampstead Post #11254, Pathfinders Snowmobile Club, Danville Grange and Atkinson Grange. He was the former treasurer and trail administrator of the Rockingham Recreational Trail. Mr. Brown enjoyed woodworking in his garage.
The husband of the late Betty (Brackett) Brown, who died in 1992 and Dorothy (Toshach) Brown, who died in 2008, he is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha and Thomas Werb of Preston, CT, Susan Taylor of Rutland, MA and Kathy and Bruce Locke of York, ME; six grandchildren, Jennifer Werb and her husband, Anthony Pelletier, Allison Werb, Karen Marini and her husband, Anthony, Cheryl Cleary, Katie Orlando and Philip Orlando and his wife, Stacie; seven great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Beverly Brackett; and a special friend, Esther Connelly of Derry, NH. He was predeceased by a brother, Roger Brown.
Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday, January 17, from 11 a.m. to noon at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, NH. A Funeral Service will follow at 12:30 p.m., in the funeral home with U.S. Navy military honors. Burial will take place in the spring in the West Hampstead Cemetery, Hampstead, NH. Donations may be made to the NH Veteran's Home, 139 Winter St., Tilton, NH 03276. For directions or to send a message of condolence to the family, please visit our website at www.brooksidechapelfh.com.
Published on January 13, 2018
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