Tuesday, October 19, 2021


Robert ‘Bob’ Brown


Robert “Bob” Brown, longtime resident of both Guilford and Madison, passed away peacefully on Sept. 15 at Masonicare in Wallingford. He was 86 years old. Bob was born in New Haven on Nov. 17, 1934, son of the late Stephen Brown and Mary (Rourke) Brown. He was predeceased by his sister Mary Brown and his brothers, Thomas F. Brown and John J. Brown.

Bob leaves behind his niece Elizabeth Robison (Bill) of Missouri, nephew Bill (Anne) Brown of Florida, and great-nephews and nieces Thomas and Anna Robison of Missouri and Daniel and Caitlyn Brown of Florida, as well as his step-nephew Ronald Goldberg of Florida and first cousin Nancy Meskill of Connecticut. He is also survived by many other cousins and great friends, especially the Egan family of West Haven.

Bob graduated from Notre Dame High School in West Haven in 1953 and then went on to Fairfield University. After college, he joined the Army and served abroad in France. Following his time in the Army, he returned to Connecticut. He worked for many years in the non-profit sector, and later in life worked at a law firm in New Haven.

Bob was a people person. He would start a conversation with every person that he came across and no one ever forgot him. He was full of funny jokes and well-timed sarcasm. His family lovingly referred to him as “the mayor.” However, as much as he loved people, he loved dogs more, especially golden retrievers. Bob was sad to leave Guilford this summer as he had a regular routine with so many people that gave him a warm smile or greeted him by name from the bank to the grocery store to his favorite breakfast spot. It was no surprise, though, he quickly made new friends in his new home at Masonicare.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to all the caregivers at the Argonata at Masonicare in Wallingford for their service and dedication.

Friends are invited to calling hours from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, at the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church Street, Guilford. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, in St. George Church, 33 Whitfield Street, Guilford. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery, 280 Derby Avenue, West Haven. Memorial contributions in Mr. Brown’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 https://www.alz.org/. To share a memory or leave condolences, visit www.guilfordfuneralhome.com.

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