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Walter Gould Brown, 85

Shrewsbury – Walter Gould Brown, 85, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 following a long struggle with the effects of a lifetime of smoking. His wife, Claire Worth Brown, died in 2010.

Born in Jamaica, Vermont, he was the son of Carlton M. and Marion Gould Brown of W. Wardsboro, Vermont. He graduated from the University of Vermont, with a degree in Engineering. He was an Electrical Cable and Sales Engineer with U.S. Steel Corp. for many years. After retiring, he became a real estate broker. But, his favorite job was his final one: a driver for a small courier service.

He leaves his son, Stephen of Northampton; daughters, Alison B. Schweikhart and husband Thomas of Morristown, N.J., Katherine B. Agnos and husband Ernest of Oceanside, Calif., and Anne Brown Silin and husband James of Whitefield, Maine; four grandchildren, John Agnos and wife Kimberly, Kerry Brown, Kelsey Brown, and Rose Schweikhart Cranson and husband Todd; great-grandchildren Lilah and Xander Agnos; his brother, Carton M. Brown Jr. and wife Verlaine; and many nieces and nephews. His family will miss him.

Mr. Brown was a World War II veteran and served in the Signal Corps. He was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury. He was a fantastic father, husband, brother and neighbor. He was kind, humorous and supportive. He was generous, yet prudent. He never missed the sports pages and he always solved the jumble puzzle.

Friends and family will gather to honor him Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at his home in Shrewsbury. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shrewsbury Public Library, 100 Maple Ave., Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

 

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