Kevin Brown

Obituary of Kevin Roy Brown

Kevin Brown, 71, died peacefully at UMMHC with his wife, Cindy Brougham-Brown, of 50 years at his side. Those who knew “KB” knew he had many years of physical challenges and now thankfully is pain free and at peace. He lived and worked in the town of Belchertown, which he loved. He grew up in town and graduated from Belchertown High School in 1969 and began his work career. He worked for Scott Graphics, the Springfield Museums and ultimately the Town of Belchertown in the Grounds & Maintenance Department. In 1975 he joined the Masonic Lodge. Kevin worked with his hands his entire life; He was a farmer, a carpenter, and a machinist. He could build almost anything by looking at it. He used his knowledge and skills everyday to help his family and everyone he touched. He had some special passions. He was one of the handful of folks who worked to rescue and rehab the Belchertown Fair & Parade growing it to where it is today, first as a member of the Mill Valley Snowmobile Club taking over the Parade and in 1990 becoming an official Fair Committee member. Kevin shared all of his talents with the Fair or anyone else who needed them. He has been described as “a gentle giant” a giant of a man physically and in spirit who loved people and was a pacifist. He left an impression on everyone he encountered. As a teenager he helped build the Mill Valley Golf Course which lead to his passion for golf which lasted for more than twenty years. Over his life he also enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycles and his tractors. He loved to travel and his fondest wish was to be able to do that again someday. Kevin leaves his wife, Cindy Brougham-Brown, his daughter, Rebecca Newsome of Sunapee, New Hampshire and son, Graham Tyler Brown of Desert Hot Springs, California. He was predeceased by his father, Kenneth Brown but leaves his mother, V. Maureen Brown of Belchertown. He also leaves brother David Brown and sister in law JoAnne of North Carolina, Tracy Brown of Belchertown, Tom Brown and sister in law Nancy of Belchertown, sisters Esther Brown-Legere of Ohio and Meredith Brown Normandeau and Don of Granby as well as many nieces and nephews. KB touched everyone he came in contact with. He was humble, generous, quiet, skilled and loving. His family invited people to share in the Celebration of Life on October 16 at 1 PM at Mill Valley Golf Course. In lieu of Flowers please make donations in his memory to UMASS Memorial Liver Transplant Fund, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, Ma. 01655 or Friends of the Belchertown Fair, P.O. Box 670, Belchertown, Ma, 01007. Those who knew him know he usually answered the question “How are you?” with “Better than some, not as good as others”. To those who truly knew him, he was and will remain the best!
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