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Robert Brown, Jr.


Massena—Robert Brown, Jr., 86 of Northview Dr. 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 Scholl and later went on to Business School in Plattsburg, NY. He was enlisted in the US Navy and was honorable discharged in 1946. He married the love of his life Shirley McDonald on January 10, 1953 in Norwood, NY. And 25 years later having 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, also surviving are 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, and a sister and brother-in law Anna and husband Don Wilcox, FL. He is predeceased recently by his wife of nearly 60 years Shirley and a daughter Mary Frances Casey in 2007 and 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

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