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“To the Brown FamilyJohn contacted me a few years ago when he discovered that he was related to my husband's family through Ancestry and DNA testing....Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Penedo - Cranston, RI

“May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76 ”
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“My deepest condolences to the family and friends of John. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure that fills your...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: VG

“So sorry for your loss ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Mona Bokor - St. Petersburg, FL

“Rest in Peace. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Maureen Martineau - Tampa, FL

“RIP Jackie, you have given me such insight into our family's past. I will treasure your notes about our ancestors and pass them along to my family....Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Lucille (Brown) Bellows - MA

“John and I found out a few years ago that we were cousins. We grew up within 30 miles of each other and never met until September of 2017. He invited...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Theodore Brown - Ocala, FL

“I am so sorry that John has left us. My sincere sympathy to his wife, Laura and their family.John and I share a common grandmother in Sarah Tucker...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Priscilla Lamb Kennedy - Meredith, NH

“We send condolences to Mrs. Brown and children and grandchildren. John will be sorely missed. Upon finding that he was a Cousin in 2012 we began...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Kim and Jeff Brown - Moberly, MO

“So sorry to learn of John's passing this past Saturday. He was way too young and still had so much he wanted to accomplish. I'll never forget all the...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara (Bobbi) Gibson - MA

“So sorry to hear that Jackie has passed away. My sympathies are to his family.Rest in peace, old friend. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Tommy Scott - norfolk, MA

“So very sorry to hear about Jack's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Scott Ricci - Supply, NC

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EASTON-----John R. Brown, 74, a resident of Easton for the past 44 years, passed away peacefully at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth after a period of failing health. He was the husband of Laura J. (Ragusa) Brown.

Born in Hyde Park, a son of Helen B. (Costa) Brown and the late Quentin L. Brown, he was raised in Readville and was a graduate of Hyde Park High School, Class of 1962. John continued his education at Northeastern University and earned an associate degree in Mechanical Engineering.

John was employed as an engineer for the Raytheon Company for over 20 years. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus Council 238 in Easton and received the 2004 Award for Heroism from the Easton Lions Club for pulling a woman from a burning vehicle in Easton.

A communicant of Holy Cross Church in Easton, he was a volunteer Religious Education Teacher and was a past Holy Cross Youth Group Leader. John was an avid stamp collector and he enjoyed auto mechanics and the outdoors.

In addition to his wife Laura, he is survived by two daughters, Michele Erwin, her wife, Lenore Erwin and step-daughter, Rachael Erwin of Whitman and Maureen Martineau and her husband, Sean Martineau of Tampa Bay, FL.; two grandchildren, Margaret and Rory Martineau; and a sister, Kathleen Donald. He was also the brother of the late Diane Hazzard and Linda Blaher.

At the family's request, private funeral services were held with interment at South Easton Cemetery, Easton. Arrangements were by Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Easton. For condolences visit