- Joan M. Brown, 80, left this world as she lived her life, always thinking of how others were doing and making sure they were taken care of. She was born November 16, 1936 and died October 10, 2017.
She was a wonderful, warm loving mother and kind lady to all who knew her. Her sassy, sarcastic witty sense of humor was always followed by genuine laughter. She and her close friend Ann Delaware used to dress up as clowns and visit area nursing homes and hospitals and bring joy to the patients. She had a passion for wood working, especially making small furniture pieces. She loved to play cards, especially cribbage, and she loved to win but hated to lose. But who are we kidding, she claims to have never lost. She had a special bond with her dog Eli, her savior. Joan was an active member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Bradley, where she provided funeral luncheons for many years and belonged to the Ladies of St. Ann.
She is survived by two daughters Lori Brown and her companion John Cyr of Old Town and Lisa Brown and her companion Russell Hughes of Gorham; three grandchildren Robert Shorey of Milford, Samantha Brown and Colby Brown both of Carmel; great-grandchild Jade Shorey of Milford; brother Victor Cyr and wife Judith of Milford; three sisters Juliette Richardson of CT, Thelma Keezer and her husband Lesley of Veazie, Jeannette Soule of Old Town; special friend Theresa Bradley of Milford; several stepchildren and their families, many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Duane in 1993, daughter Diane in 1981, and son Duane in 2004; as well as sisters Alphena Proudman, Rose Richardson, Theresa Day, and brothers Robert, Kenneth and A. Donald Cyr.
A graveside service will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at St. Joseph Cemetery, Old Town. A reception will follow at St. Ann's Catholic Church Hall in Bradley. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann's Funeral Reception Fund Parish of Resurrection, 429 Main St., Old Town 04468 or to DaVita Boyd Dialysis Center, 925 Union St., Suite1, Bangor, ME 04401.
Published on  October 12, 2017