Half Staff – Myron W. Brown

October 23, 2011
ROCKPORT — Myron W. Brown, 96, beloved husband of Marguerite (Frithsen) Brown, of Rockport, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.He was born in Rockport on March 10, 1915, son of the late Alvin and Caroline (Sears) Brown.

Myron went to school in Rockport and graduated from Rockport High School.

As a young boy, he began his hard 40 year career as a special delivery messenger moving forward to mail carrier, clerk and retiring as Post Master for the Rockport Post Office.

He served in United States Navy during World War II, having been stationed in Guam.

He was a member of the Rockport Fire Department for many enjoyable years.

Myron was also a member of many important organizations, the Edward Peterson Post 8, Rockport American Legion, Sandy Bay Yacht Club but his most important and true passion for life was the Thacher Island Association in which he was one of the original founders.

He loved the open waters, the sea was his passion and sailing was his greatest joy.

He enjoyed gardening, cooking, long walks with family members and took great pride in raising and teaching all of his family members about the great outdoors. He also spent many lovely winters in the sunshine state, enjoying Bonita Springs, Fla., and it’s amazing beaches, where he took long walks hand and hand with his amazing wife.

He is survived by his wife of 40 fantastic years, Marguerite Brown of Rockport; three loving children, Leslie Parkhurst and her husband Hugh of Gloucester, Lindsay Brown and David Brown, both of Rockport; step-son, David H. Smith and his wife Angela of Gloucester; son-in-law, Ronald Pierce of Florida; grandchildren, Stephen Whitney, Sean and Cody Burns, Candice Diaz and Alexis and Ashley Smith; great-grandchildren, Kamron Diaz and Lauren Jacobus. He was also a step-grandfather to Alison Parkhurst Bell and Hugh Parkhurst III.

He was predeceased by his step-daughter, Kathryn Smith Pierce, who passed away on July 30th of this year.

ARRANGEMENTS: In keeping with his wishes, private services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in loving memory of Myron to the Thacher Island Association, P.O. Box 73, Rockport, MA 01966 (please make checks payable to Thacher Island Association). Funeral arrangements are by the Burgess and Mackey Funeral Home, 201 Main St., Rockport. Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneralhome.com