James Robert Brown, Sr. (Jimmy) passed peacefully on January 28, 2020 after a brave battle with Sepsis at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta, Maine, at the age of 80 years and six months.
He was born in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts to parents, William B and Clara (Silva) Brown of Edgartown, Massachusetts on the Island of Martha's Vineyard.
After graduation from Edgartown High School he joined his father in the electrical contracting business of Bill Brown's Electric.
He always had a smile on his face and was willing to help where help was needed, and a serious work ethic which he passed on to his grandsons, especially to Scott.
Jimmy was a Master Mason of 53 years at Oriental-Martha's Vineyard Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.
He was a Master Electrician in both Massachusetts and Maine and an Electrical Contractor, operating the business after his father's death until 1999.
Jimmy was a volunteer Firefighter in Edgartown, MA as well as Windsor, ME and Whitefield, ME retiring after a combined total of fifty years’ service, joining Edgartown Fire at the age of 16 years.
Predeceased by his parents, a sister, Jeanann and her husband Curtis Collison, III, lifetime friends, Walter Smith and Everett (Porky) Francis.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Linda Brown of Windsor,ME; a daughter, Polly and her husband, Robert Maciel, Jr. of Martha's Vineyard, MA; a son, J. Robert Brown, Jr. and his wife Teri of Edgartown, MA; a sister, Sandra and husband Dennis Arnold of Edgartown, MA and Florida; grandchildren: Robyn, Jesse, and Scott Maciel, Michael and Stephen Brown; 10 great grandchildren, a cousin, Carol Brown of Ohio; also several nieces and nephews as well as many friends.
Spring 2020 Committal with a Masonic burial service at Rest Haven Cemetery, Windsor.
The family suggests memorial donations to Coopers Mills Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 341, Coopers Mills, Maine, 04341 or to a charity of your choice.