Elsie E. Brown, 94

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HARPSWELL — Elsie E. Brown, 94, of Cundy’s Harbor, died April 11, surrounded by her daughters.

She was born Dec. 18, 1920, in West Point, the twelfth child of Herman Sr. and Inez (Gilliam) Smith. She grew up in West Point and attended Phippsburg schools.

She married Raymond Brown and the couple resided in West Point to raise their family. In 1956, they moved to Cundy’s Harbor to be closer to Raymond’s relatives. 

Elsie felt privileged to be a stay-at-home mom, and took great pride in her children. She loved to sew and cook, and enjoyed music, dancing, get-togethers with family and friends, and especially Christmas parties. 

Brown was predeceased by her husband, Raymond; a son, Herman Brown; nine sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by three daughters, Juanita M. Hersom, of Brunswick, Joanne E. Brown, of Cundy’s Harbor, and Mary E. Saunders and husband, Charles, of Cundy’s Harbor; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Brown’s name may be made to Pine Grove Community Church, P.O. Box 196, Sebasco Estates, ME 04565.

A memorial service will be held Monday, April 27, at 11 a.m. at West Point Church, 252 West Point Road, Phippsburg. Burial will follow at Morningside Cemetery, Phippsburg.

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