Frederick W. Brownell
Union — Frederick W. Brownell, 88, died Monday, Oct. 1 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born Oct. 17, 1923 in Camden to Dunreath and Georgia Fernald Brownell.
He grew up in Camden and graduated from Camden High School. He served in the U.S. Army-Air Force during WWII and flew on 35 missions in B-24s with the 15th Airforce stationed in Italy. He married Dorothy Beverage on July 19, 1947.
He worked as a tractor mechanic for Fuller Equipment for 28 years. He later ran his own hydraulic jack service. He was a Boy Scout Leader with Troop 207 in Union. He was one of the founders of the Hope Fire Department and later served on the Union Fire Department. He was a member of the Hope Grange, Seven Tree Grange, and the Union Lodge of Masons where he was a member for 45 years. He loved antique cars and belonged to the ATOMS and MOALS antique car clubs. He also volunteered at the Union Community Building and was awarded Volunteer of the Year by the State of Maine for volunteering more than 1,000 hours in one year.
He was predeceased by a sister, Clara Wyman. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy B. Brownell of Union; daughter, Linda Hannan and her husband Larry of Scarborough; sons, Edward Brownell and his wife Kathy of China, Victor Wentworth and his companion Connie of Prospect; sisters, Viola Richardson of Hope, Thelma Judkins of Peru; brother, Donald Brownell of California; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and special friends Mel and Carol Williams.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at the Lakeview Cemetery, Overlock Hill Road, Union. Rev. Linda Campbell-Marshall will officiate. Contributions in Fred’s memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maine Chapter,170 U.S. Rte. 1, Suite 200, Falmouth 04105.
You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 949 Main St.,Waldoboro.