Friday, October 31, 2014 01:35am
North Adams, MA now: 39 °   
Send news, tips, press releases and questions to info@iBerkshires.com
The Berkshires online guide to events, news and Berkshire County community information.
SIGN IN | REGISTER NOW   


Search By Name or Keyword:
Printer Friendly Version
   Send to a friend
James D. Brown, 76

November 09, 2012

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Retired North Adams firefighter Lt. James Dexter Brown, 76, of 77 Onota St., formerly of 530 Tunnel Road, Rowe, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Berkshire Medical Center. Mr. Brown was a longtime and current member of the North Adams Retirement Board, being elected in 1976 and serving as chairman for 32 years.

Born in North Adams on Jan. 20, 1936, son of William and Myrtle Estes Brown, he attended schools in Amherst, including Amherst High School.

An Army veteran, he enlisted during the Korean War, serving from 1953 and until June 1956.

Mr. Brown joined the North Adams Fire Department in 1959 and served for 30 years, retiring as a lieutenant.

He was elected in 1968 as the first president of Local 1781 FFACCO, AFL-CIO, serving for 12 years and was a member of the negotiating committee for 23 years. In 2011, he received the Public Service Award from the Massachusetts Retirement Board and, in 1980, was named North Adams Firefighter of the Year.

He was a communicant of the former St. Francis of Assisi Church. He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and the Boston Celtics.

His wife, the former Nancy A. Bullett, whom he married on Jan. 24, 1980, died on Sept. 21, 2009.

He leaves two daughters, Sandra Lloyd and her husband, John, of North Adams and Jamie O'Dell and her husband, Stephen, of Lee; two stepchildren, Richard Sherry of Apopka, Fla., and Stephanie Geibner and her husband, Mark, of Ludlow; a sister, Marlene Miller and her husband, Norman, of North Adams; 11 grandchildren, including his two special granddaughters Chloe and Camryn O'Dell; a great-grandchild, many nieces and nephews, and his beloved dogs, Bella, Blackie and Brownie.

Five sisters and one brother are deceased.

FUNERAL NOTICE — The funeral for Mr. Brown will be Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10:15 a.m. from Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter in care of the funeral home.


Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
Post Comment
Dear Sandy and family,
Our Dads were best friends for so long and I am truly sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Debbie Denelli Dallaire and family
from: Debbie Denelli Dallaireon: 11-14-2012

Marlene and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you find comfort knowing he is at peace.
John and Donna
from: Donna Blairon: 11-13-2012

 
View All
Girls Soccer: Franklin Tech...
McCann Tech girls celebrate 3-0 semi-finals win advance to...
Girls Soccer: Pittsfield vs...
The Pittsfield and Wahconah girls soccer teams on Tuesday...
Soccer: Putnam vs McCann Tech
The McCann Tech boys soccer team closed out the home...
Soccer: Hoosac Valley vs...
MCLA Boo Bash 2014
The annual MCLA Boo Bash hosted by Berkshire Towers...
Girls Soccer: Commerce vs...
McCann girls soccer team Senior Day game on Monday...
Adams Lions Club Halloween...
Children followed the Hoosac Valley Marching Band down Park...
Girls Soccer : Mount Greylock...
Flynn scored her second goal of the game to stop a Hoosac...
Football: Mount Greylock vs...
The undefeated Wahconah High School football team shutout...
Football: Lee vs Monument
Saturday afternoon football Lee wins over Monument Mountain...
The Massachusetts Junior...
The Massachusetts Junior Classics League held its fall...
Football: Hoosac Valley vs...
Hoosac Valley overpowers Drury 63-12, Saturday afternoon.
Pittsfield Halloween Parade...
Monsters and zombies, princesses and Jedi ushered in the...
Soccer: Wahconah vs Lenox
Collin Parrott scored three times on Tuesday to lead the...
Girls Soccer: Wahconah vs...
Rachel Donahue scored with four minutes left to give the...
Football: Hoosac Valley vs...
Koperniak made the last play of the night, a 1-yard plunge...
Girls Soccer: Franklin Tech...
McCann Tech girls celebrate 3-0 semi-finals win advance to...
Girls Soccer: Pittsfield vs...
The Pittsfield and Wahconah girls soccer teams on Tuesday...
Soccer: Putnam vs McCann Tech
The McCann Tech boys soccer team closed out the home...
Soccer: Hoosac Valley vs...
MCLA Boo Bash 2014
The annual MCLA Boo Bash hosted by Berkshire Towers...
| Home | A & E | Business | Community News | Dining | Real Estate | Schools | Sports & Outdoors | Berkshires Weather | Weddings
Advertise | Recommend This Page | Help Contact Us | Privacy Policy| User Agreement
iBerkshires.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2000 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved