2006-12-14 / Obituaries

Stanley P. Brown, 89

Stanley P. Brown, 89, of Newport died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006 at home.

He was the husband of Jeanne M. (Friend) Brown of Newport. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in October.

Born in Fall River, Mass., on Oct. 16, 1917, he was the son of the late Frederick and Anna (White) Brown.

Mr. Brown served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II. He was a graduate of Rogers High School. Mr. Brown was a gifted craftsman and talented cabinetmaker. He was a structural inspector for the U.S. Naval Public Works Department for 26 years, retiring in 1978. Mr. Brown was a former member of the Mason Lodge of Perfection, a member of the Newport Racing Pigeon Club, the Newport County Salt Water Fishing Club, the Bay State Beagle Club, the Little Rhody Beagle Club, and the Newport County Conservation Commission. He was an avid sportsman, fisherman and hunter. He was often seen fishing from several spots on Ocean Drive or training his champion beagles.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Frederick W. Brown and his wife Linda Brown of Jamestown, Jane A. Roach and her husband Albert T. Roach Jr., and Mary B. Sinnott and her husband James Sinnott of Middletown, Stanley P. Brown Jr. and his wife A. Elaine Brown of Portsmouth, Christine E. Pimentel and her husband Chris Pimentel of Portsmouth, and Robert A. Brown and his wife Tricia Brown of Newport. Mr. Brown is also survived by his sister, Roberta Brown Taylor of Newtown Square, Pa., 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Brown was the brother of the late Beulah Brown McBee, Frederick Brown, Albert Brown, and Ruth B. Peterson.

A memorial service was held on Friday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. in Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, Newport. Burial was private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Hospice, 1184 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871.

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