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Frank Brown

Died: 2015-08-21
Resided in: Middleton, MA
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Viewing date: 2015-09-12 - 1pm
Service type: Graveside Service
Service date: 2015-09-12
Service location: Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton, MA
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Burial date: 2015-09-12
Cemetery: Oakdale Cemetery
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Frank “Bart” B. W. Brown of Middleton, MA died on Friday, August 21, surrounded by family and friends at Kaplan Family Hospice House. He was 95.

Bart grew up in Dover, NH, graduated from Harvard University in 1942 and went directly into the Army Air Corps where he served in Kunming, China as a Captain supervising the maintenance of aircraft flying over the Himalayas.

Post war, after completing an MBA at Harvard Business School, he worked as an engineering supervisor at Polaroid Corporation from its early years through 1964 when he left to build Middleton Golf Course.

His lifetime achievement was the design and construction of Middleton Golf Course and its development as a successful family business and golf teaching facility. As a PGA Teaching Pro, he instituted free weekly golf clinics regarded by many as increasing public interest in golf on the North Shore.

The other real joy of his life was Margaret Frances Head, his wife of 71 years who predeceased him in 2012. In his retirement he was active in fundraising for the American Lung Association, the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, and enjoyed tutoring in the GED program at the Essex County Correctional Facility.

Bart is survived by his daughters Sarah George, Katharine Brown, Janet Parker and sons-in-law William George and Lawrence Parker, all of Middleton; also his grandchildren Bart George, Olivia Burke, Alyssa Kelly, Philip Tricca, and Elizabeth Cranstoun; and his great grandchildren Armahn Parker, Liam and Dallas George, Alexandra Kelly, and Thea Burke. He also leaves his beloved dog Max.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923; or the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, 300 Arnold Palmer Blvd., Norton, MA 02766.

Services will be held graveside at Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton, on Saturday, September 12 at 1PM, followed by an Open House at Middleton Golf Course at 2PM. Arrangements are being made by Mackey Funeral Home www.mackeyfuneralhome.com

Online Condolences Below:

We are sorry to hear of the loss of your father. He had a long life and remarkable career and series of accomplishments. Your parents were well loved and cared for by their daughters. Glenice and Gaylen Kelley
We are deeply saddened by the passing of "Mr. B". Our heartfelt thanks go out to him and his family for all the things they did over the years for Bobby and Linda that helped make them what they are today. Love, Gene & Jean Segee
Bart was great guy and was always good to my golf team and me. He will be deeply missed and all of you will be in my thoughts. Sincerely, Roger Lauzon
To the brown family I am so sorry about your loss of Bart he was a wonderful man and a great humanitarian. May his soul rest in peace mike Wortis pga mfwpgapro@gmil.com
I'm so sorry for your loss. Bart had such a passion for the game of golf and because of that touched so many people over the years. He will be missed. Sincerely, Cathy MacPherson
Mr. Brown gave me one of my first jobs, besides delivering papers. I was on the first grounds crew and helped prepare the course to open. Mr Brown was a great person to work for, always fair in his dealings with employees. May his soul rest in peace. Bill Crounse
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Bart. He and Aunt Peg were always very nice to all of us, the other Brown family. Sarah, Katharine and Janet,you have lost a great Dad. I hope you find comfort in the great memories you have of both your parents.-Patty Brown Warren.
We are so sorry for your loss. Jerry and I spent many hours with Mr. Brown on and off the Golf Course enjoying his stories, lessons and just being in his company. He was a warm and caring a person to us in good times and challenging times. We will miss him. Brenda and Jerry Less
Deepest sympathy to the entire family. "Mr.B" I will miss you. Thank you for everything. Love Yolanda and family.
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy at such a difficult time as this. Love and prayers, Alice, Justin and Jason Tierney
Words cannot convey the gratitude I have for Mr. Brown for providing a safe haven for me and all the neighborhood kids back in the 70's and 80's, allowing us to learn the game of golf. Life lessons from an early age that are part of who I am today... Thank you BB, may your soul rest in peace
I remember my doggie lesson from Uncle Bart. I was visiting you at your camp on the lake and he was trying to eat a donut. His boxer at the time was standing over his lap drooling. Bart said "I can't eat a donut in peace ever since I gave him one bite." I am sad to lose my favorite uncle. My heart goes out to all of you. Love, Barbi
He was father of the finest family I've ever known, and a thoroughly good man. My heartfelt condolences to Sally, Katharine, and Jan. Love always, Lee Story

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