MILTON, N.H. – Jeanne York Brown, 81, died Saturday evening, March 15, 2014, at Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, N.H., with her loving family by her side. She was born Dec. 31, 1932, in Fort Kent, a daughter of William and Ann Marie (Ouellette) Roy.
She attended several schools in Northern Maine. Following the death of her first husband, Perley E. York, she met and married William A. Brown Jr. Together they enjoyed 35 years of marriage. Jeanne was the second shift Housekeeping Supervisor at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover for over 15 years, retiring in 1995. She the loved the outdoors, including fishing and camping in Northern Maine. She also enjoyed playing bingo, and spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Perley E. York in 1977; a son, Samuel E. York; a sister, Linda Markowicz; and two brothers, John Roy and Pat Roy. Jeanne is survived by her loving husband, William A. Brown Jr., of Milton, N.H.; three sons, William A. Brown III of Berwick, Donald P. York of Gray, and Edwin E. York II of Dover, N.H.; six daughters, Beverly Malerba and husband, Philip, of Belgrade, Debora York Francoeur and husband, James, of Somersworth, N.H., Becky York Burr and husband, Les, of Rochester, N.H., Betty York Hurley of Somersworth, N.H., Susan M. York of Milton, N.H., and Wendy Brown Therrien of Berwick; six sisters, Claudette McLaughlin of Bangor, Theoline LeBlanc of Florida, Rinette Abalan of Connecticut, Diane Kolosky of Connecticut, and Yvette Sullivan and Annette Gosslin of Brewer; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and friends. She will be greatly missed by family and friends and will be most remembered for being such a devoted, loving and caring grandmother.
There are no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Assembly of God Church, 370 White Mt. Highway, Milton, N.H. Burial at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery, Berwick. Should friends choose, memorial donations in her memory may be made to: Hyder Family Hospice House, 285 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820. www.bibberfuneral.com.