VAN BUREN - Bernadette M. Brown, 61, died peacefully Friday, July 31, 2015, at her home with her family at her side. She was born April 20, 1954 in Van Buren, a daughter of Priscilla Michaud and the late Armand Michaud.
She worked seasonally for several local farmers in the area. Overall, she was a devoted mother and wife, doting on her family. She enjoyed collecting and selling goods at the fireman's yard sale and a member of the former Van Buren Fireman Women's Auxiliary.
She is survived by: her husband of 43 years, Richard J. Brown of Van Buren; one son, Jeffrey Brown and his wife Melissa of Caribou; thirteen siblings; four grandchildren, Tara, Christopher, K.C. & Sara; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at Grand River Cemetery, Van Buren, with St. Peter Chanel Parish officiating. Relatives and friends may greet the family Tuesday morning, 9-10:30AM at Lajoie Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren. Donations are requested to assist the family to offset Bernadette's final expenses. To share condolences online, please visit
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