NEWPORT - Dana A. Brown, 76, died Dec. 19, 2012, at his home after a courageous battle with heart disease. He was born May 21, 1936, in Newport, the son of Darrell A. and Abbie E. (Pond) Brown.
Dana graduated from Newport High School in the class of 1955. He was an Air Force veteran serving from 1955 to 1961. During his time in the service he was stationed in Colorado, Arizona and Limestone. Dana attended barber school in Lewiston and received his license following graduation. Dana married Jeannette Poulin March 17, 1962, and she predeceased him Feb. 14, 1990. Dana was a barber by trade and operated a barber shop on Water Street for many years. Dana and Jeannette also owned and operated Brown's Pizza and General Store for many years. You could always find Dana in the store. Dana also worked for the Newport post office as a mail carrier for several years, a job he always enjoyed. He was an avid outdoors man especially enjoying trapping, fishing, hunting, and catching and selling live bait with his friend, Ralph Underhill. He owned and operated South Shore Cabins on Lake Sebasticook in Newport. He was a former Scoutmaster of Troop 63, Newport. Dana jogged every day to keep himself healthy. He attended Peoples United Methodist Church, Newport.
Dana is survived by two daughters, Linnette Tuttle of Warner Robins, Ga., and Denise McGarry and her husband, Bill, of North Reading, Mass.; one brother and his wife, Bruce and Melissa Brown of Palmyra; his "Lady Friend," Carolee Larson of Newport and her children, Vickie, James and Darlene; four grandchildren, Cameron, Connor, Heather and Samantha; and one great-granddaughter, MacKenzie. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Jamie Brown, Matthew and Angela Brown, Erica and Rick Johnson, Elicia and Yuenne Del Castillo, Sam, Olivia, Natalie, Lillah, Rio Bruce. He was predeceased by his parents; and brothers, David and Richard. He will also be remembered by his best friend, Ralph Underhill.
Memorial services for Dana will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Peoples United Methodist Church, Main Street, Newport, with the Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the "Deacon" Brown Memorial Fund, care of Peoples United Methodist Church, 131 Main St., Newport, ME 04953 or Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main St., Newport, ME 04953. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High St., Newport. To sign an online guest book and leave written tributes, please visit www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com