Cecil H. Brann
Somerville — Cecil H. Brann, 92, of Crummett Mountain Road in Somerville, died at his home Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 as the result of a fire.
The fourth of seven children, he was born on Jan. 20, 1921 in Somerville, son of Herbert and Leola French Brann. He attended the Somerville one-room school which now sits on the Windsor Fairgrounds.
As a young man, he worked on the state road crew, buildings roads in northern Maine.
A veteran of World War II, he enlisted in October 1942 and served his country faithfully and with honor throughout the war.
Cecil and Virginia (Austin) were married in January 1951 and made their homes in Windsor and then in Somerville. Though not having any children of their own, they were a loving aunt and uncle to their many nieces and nephews.
A wizard with heavy equipment, Cecil worked for many years for Williams Construction.
Cecil always had a large garden at the house in Somerville and was happy to share the bounty with friends, neighbors and family.
In 2009, he donated 250 acres of land to the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine. The Cecil and Virginia Brann Memorial Forest is to be maintained as a working forest, as a registered Maine tree farm, and to be open to the public for their enjoyment.
He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia, his mother Leola Emery, his father Herbert, brother Omer and sister-in-law Glee, and his sisters Marion Brann, Stella Hollis, and Inez Brann. He will be greatly missed by his brother Leon Emery and his wife Fay of Windsor, his sister Wanda of Pacifica, Calif. and his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
At Cecil’s request a service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Somerville Fire Department 941 Rockland Road Somerville, ME 04348.
You are invited to share your condolences, memories, and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services 949 Main St Waldoboro, ME 04572.