Massena - Robert Brown Jr., 86, of Northview Drive, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning (October 13,2013) at his home surrounded by his family and the care of Hospice.
There will be no public calling hours.
Robert was born to the late Robert P. and Valeda (LaFountain) Brown in Tupper Lake on August 19, 1927. Robert attended Tupper Lake High School and later went on to Business School in Plattsburgh, NY. He was enlisted in the US Navy and was honorably discharged in 1946.
He married the love of his life, Shirley McDonald, on January 10, 1953 in Norwood, NY, and 25 years later had his marriage blessed in St. Alphonsus Church by Msgr. Dumas.
Robert was employed at the National Army store in Tupper Lake, where he managed for over 45 years. Robert was a member of the Tupper Lake VFW and also volunteered for the Tupper Lake and Potsdam Fire Dept. He also belonged to the Tupper Lake Country Club.
Robert is survived by his two sons, Tom and wife Kathleen of Heuvelton, Don of Massena; a daughter, Linda and husband Mark Mittiga of Massena; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Joyce Earle, and a sister in-law, Jackie Brown, both of Tupper Lake; a sister and brother-in law, Anna and husband Don Wilcox, FL.
He is predeceased recently by his wife of nearly 60 years, Shirley; a daughter, Mary Frances Casey, in 2007; his three brothers Roy, James and Donald.
Memorial contributions may be made in Robert's memory to the Massena volunteer rescue squad or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.phillipsmemorial.com.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Watertown, NY
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