MINEVILLE — William Joseph Brown Sr., 71, of Mineville, N.Y., passed away Monday, May 7, 2007, at the Moses-Ludington Nursing Home in Ticonderoga, N.Y.
Born in Mineville, June 20, 1935, he was the son of the late Roy and Helen (Petro) Brown. He was also predeceased by a stepfather, Edgar E. Ritson.
Bill is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jean (Kane); his sons, William J. Brown Jr. of West Chazy, N.Y., Edward J. Brown Sr. of Bridgeport, Conn., and Patrick R. Brown of Mineville, N.Y.; also his grandchildren, Holly Christopher and Edward Jr. He leaves a brother, John J. Brown Sr. and his wife Gerry of Bridgeport, Conn.; and a niece, Karen Menser of Crown Point, N.Y.
He was predeceased by a brother, Roy A. Brown.
Mr. Brown was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He moved to Bridgeport, Conn., in 1964, where he worked for General Electric. He retired after 25 years. He was a member of the General Electric Quarter Century Club.
Calling hours will be held Friday, May 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Harland Funeral Home in Port Henry. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, 10 a.m. at the Church of All Saints in Mineville, N.Y. Burial will be in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Moriah, N.Y.