MEDWAY - Bruce A. Brown, 61, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at St. Joseph's Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 15, 1954, in Millinocket, the son of Warren and Christine (Peters) Brown.
Bruce spent many years enjoying trips to the family's camp on Millinocket Lake, as well as fishing and hunting with his father and brothers. He enjoyed working with wood, and once crafted his own canoe. More recently, his hobby became maple syrup making with his lifelong friend Galen McLaughlin. Bruce and his wife Toni enjoyed playing Pitch and Cribbage on weekends with family. He always looked forward to spending time with his six grandchildren.
Bruce was a graduate of Schenck High School, class of 1972. He married his high school sweetheart, Toni Paoletti on July 1, 1972, right after graduation, and they spent 43 years together. Bruce entered the U.S. Air Force in March of 1973 and completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1977, and transferred to the Army National Guard, where he completed an 8 year military career. Bruce worked at the Great Northern Paper Company in East Millinocket for 40 years.
In addition to his wife, Toni Brown of Medway, Bruce is survived by three children, Amy Guiggey and her husband Adam of Carmel, Nichole Brown and Walter Phillips of South Portland, and Timothy Brown and his wife Jennifer of Hermon; six grandchildren, Olivia Guiggey, Branden Guiggey, Demetrius Brown-Phillips, Maxwell Brown, Jake Brown, and Evelyn Brown; a brother, Warren Brown and his wife Tammi of East Millinocket; two sisters, Brenda Birt and her husband Harold of East Millinocket, and Lynda Tedford and her husband Ronnie of Medway; many special brothers and sisters in law; and several nieces and nephews that he treated as his own; and numerous cousins and friends. He will also be sadly missed by his canine best friend, Bundles. Bruce is predeceased by his parents, and a brother, Ray F. Brown.
Memorial services will be held 2 P.M. Saturday, February 28 at the Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket with the Rev. Jerry Mick officiating. Gifts in memory of Bruce may be sent to Aiden's Gift, Lifejackets for Lives,www.aidensgift.com. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.