Adrian's Story

LOUISVILLE, KY AND HOULTON - Adrian Philip Brown, 70, of Louisville, KY, and formerly of Houlton, passed away suddenly at his home on March 18, 2015. Adrian was born Oct. 5, 1944, the son of Philip and the late Phyllis Brown.

He grew up in Houlton, graduated from Houlton High School in 1962, and enlisted in the U.S. Army. Adrian was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal (6th award), Army Commendation Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Bars, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal with three Service Stars and Meritorious Unit Citation. Adrian retired from the military after 22 years of service.

When he returned home, he worked at Houlton Regional Hospital and retired from the David Edgar Law Office after 21 years.

He is survived by his wife, Paulette Nabb Brown of Kentucky and her son, Matt Satterly and family of Missouri; his father, Philip; brothers and sisters, Stephen and Sandra Brown of Bangor, Abbie and Kilburn Swallow, Lisa and David Bates, Michael and Gina Brown and Gloria and Corey Austin, all of Houlton; his aunt and uncle Marie and Ronald Sargent of Bridgewater. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, a great nephew and many friends.

Adrian was preceded in death by his wife, Sue, of 39 years; his mother, Phyllis; and a baby sister, Meredith Ann.

A memorial service will be held in the spring.

The Fallen Limb

A limb has fallen from the family tree, I keep hearing a voice that says, "Grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. The good life I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage. I'm counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how I truly was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don't worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin. Until the day comes we're together again."
Published in Bangor Daily News
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