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Donald Roy Brown

May 24, 1932 ~ August 16, 2019 (age 87)

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Donald Roy Brown, 87, of West Haven, beloved husband of the late Shirley Brown, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2019. Born on May 24, 1932 in Milford, CT, he was the son of the late Milton and Anna Gardina Brown.  

He was a Korea War Veteran who served in the U.S. Army and graduated the Specialist School, Forty Ninth Airborne Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Infantry Division and held the rank of Staff Sargent.  Was also a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and a Shriner member of the Pyramid Temple in the Arab Patrol.  He marched in a multitude of parades over the years raising money for the Shriners Children’s Hospital.  He faithfully cared for his wife until her death in 2017.

Donald is survived by his son, Les Brown and his wife Katheryn; his grandsons, Patrick, Stephen, Gregory, Les Brown Jr. and Aaron Brown, son of the late Donald Brown Jr. He is also survived by his brothers, William and Richard; and his sisters, Barbara Weaver, Marlene Rich, and Barbara Smith. As well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT. Interment will follow at King’s Highway Cemetery, Cherry St., Milford. Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT.  

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Gathering of Family and Friends
August 22, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cody-White Funeral Home
107 N. Broad Street
Milford, CT 06460

Funeral Service
August 23, 2019

10:00 AM
Cody-White Funeral Home
107 N. Broad Street
Milford, CT 06460

Interment with Military Honors

King's Highway Cemetery
35 Gulf Street
Milford, CT 06460

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