LEVANT – Doris Brown, 84, passed peacefully in her sleep Sept. 19, 2012, after a short illness and time spent with family and friends.
Doris moved back to the country two years ago to live out her final days with her grandson and his wife, Matthew and Lucy, with whom she was living and being lovingly cared for, as it was where she felt most at peace. She loved the warm sunshine and would wake each morning in search of it. She spent countless hours basking in the sun, looking at the flowers, watching the birds and feeding treats to her favorite puppy dog, Shiloh. She had great passion for the water and would look for any opportunity to go to the lake, if only to get her feet wet. She is now at total peace and back into the arms of her predeceased loved ones whom she fondly missed and mentioned daily. Her independent, feisty spirit and love of life will be missed.
She was predeceased by her husband, John “Jay” Brown; her children, Diane (Riley) Nichols and Philip Lee Riley; mother, Catherine Howard Noyes of Patten; father, Ray Howard of North Carolina; and sisters, May Scott of Coco, Fla., Rita Morse of Dedham and Priscilla Smith of Holden. She is survived by her grandson and his wife, Matthew and Lucy Simmons and their son, Asa, of Levant; her daughter-in-law and friend, Shirley Simmons of Levant; her grandsons, Gene MacVicar of Windham and Louis “Louie” Bosse of Akron, Ohio; her great-grandchildren, Laura MacVicar, Shannon Simmons, Philip and Zachary Simmons and Louis Bosse Jr.; her sister, Shirley Carver of Patten; several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life and memories will be shared 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at First Assembly of God, 146 Finson Road, Bangor. Condolences may be offered at www.kileyandfoley.com.