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Donald J. Brown

January 13, 1930 October 14, 2019
Donald J. Brown
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Donald John Brown, age 89, a lifelong resident of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the West Haven VA Medical Center. Born in Bridgeport on January 13, 1930, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mildred (McKay) Brown.

A US Marine Corps Veteran, Don served honorably during the Korean War, where he was a well decorated soldier who demonstrated extraordinary bravery and was awarded the Purple Heart. Don was a retired Stratford Police Officer and owned and operated Brown Boat Works for many years.

Don is survived by his partner in life Cynthia Buckley, his son Daniel (Lori) Brown, daughters Diane (Keith) Barker and Donna Alves, daughter-in-law Carmen Lozano, and Cindy’s daughter Amy (Matthew) Montrasio. He also lives on through many beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren, who remember their Poppy as a spirited storyteller who was always caring and young at heart.

Don was predeceased by his son Donald Brown, son-in-law Joe Alves, brothers Bob and Andy, and sister Betty.

His family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the VA Hospital who cared for Don with the kindness and respect that he deserved.

As per Don’s wishes, all services are private.

If desired, donations can be made in Don’s memory to the VA Connecticut Healthcare System located in West Haven, CT, as well as to Save the Sound at
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