LIVERMORE FALLS - Our loving husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully at his home June 18, 2016 at the age of 71. Darryl was raised in Richmond, Maine, the youngest of sixteen children, son of Alfred and Nona (Fogg) Brown. His work ethic, in?uenced by his upbringing on his family farm, gave him the drive to take on every life challenge by storm.
Darryl lived his life with an infectious con?dence and charisma that attracted many friends and eventually, his wife Penny. They married on May 25, 1985 and enjoyed 31 wonderful years of marriage. His love and devotion to his wife was matched by the integrity and dedication he placed in every aspect of his life.
He graduated with a bachelors in Agricultural Sciences and masters in Agronomy from the University of Maine at Orono. He went on to teach at Delaware Valley College in Pennsylvania then returning to make his home in Livermore Falls, Maine. Darryl was a vice principal brie?y before establishing Main-Land Development, Inc. in 1974. He proudly served the people of Maine in many capacities. He was appointed DEP commissioner by the Governor and worked as Director of the Maine State Planning Of?ce. He also spent eight years in the Maine Legislature. Darryl also chaired numerous boards throughout his life, and was admired for his talent in moderating town meetings. His most recent being chair of Greater Franklin Development Association.
Of note, he was President of the National Rural Water Association and received the NRWA Man of the Year award in 1993. He also received the Annual Community Health Award from the Franklin County Health Network. After he sold his business, some of his happiest times came from being part of the Cianbro family. As project manager he was able to call upon the many friends and contacts he had developed over the years.
Darryl's love of the outdoors steered him towards his profession of being a soil scientist and site evaluator.
His family was the center of his life and he always looked forward to spending his free time with his loved ones. If it was attending his grandchildren's sporting events, recitals and school functions or sharing time with his wife and children, they could all guarantee his smiling face would be there supporting their every ambition.
He is survived by his wife, Penny and father-in-law, Alvin Davis of Livermore Falls. His son Toby and (Suzette) Brown of Nantucket, MA and their children Shaun and Eliza; daughters Hilary Carter and (Jason) Carter of Topsham, ME and their children Sara and Ella and Erica Snow and (Garth) of Long Island, NY and their children Glenn, Miller, Parker and Carson; one sister, three brothers and four sisters-in-law.
Please honor his memory by remembering how he helped us face and accomplish our dreams and conquer and overcome our obstacles.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Rd., (Rtes. 2 & 27) Farmington on Saturday June 25 from 10 AM until the time of the funeral service at 1 PM. Following services, a comfort reception will be held at LaFleur's Restaurant, Rte. 4, Jay. All are welcome. As would be Darryl's preference, and that of his family, remembrance gifts may be given to the Darryl and Penny Brown Scholarship Fund University of Maine Fdt. Two Alumni Place Orono, Me. 04469-5792. Family committal services will be private. Tributes and condolences may be shared on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com, where a video tribute will also be able to be viewed.