Armour's Story

ELLSWORTH - Armour William Brown, son of Ariel and Susie Brown passed away on June 2nd, 2015 at Hanover, New Hampshire.

Armour was born July 3rd, 1934 at Medford, Maine. He attended schools mostly in Pittsfield, Maine and graduated from Maine Central Institute in 1952.

He married Loretta J. Doherty in 1953 and they had a family of three children-David, Deidre, and Dean.

At the age of eighteen, he joined the Air Force and spent 21 years as an air traffic controller. Among the places that he was stationed are England, Spain, Germany, and Vietnam where he received a Purple Heart.

After retiring from the Air Force, Armour worked for the FAA for 20 years and retired at Ellsworth, Maine where he enjoyed living on Branch Lake with his wife Loretta.

He is the last of five siblings in his family, having four older sisters-Evelyn Goldberg, Eleanor Brennan, Ima Brown, and Carolyn Foster. He is survived by his wife Loretta, daughter Deidre, son Dean, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Armour was a quiet man and will be missed by many family members and friends. He will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on Dec. 17, 2015.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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