Susan A. Brown, 65, died March 25, 2013, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, following a three-year battle with cancer.

She was born April 6, 1947, in Gloversville, N.Y., the daughter of Frederick and Dorothy May Hesner Pettit. She was a graduate of Wells (NY) Central High School, where she was president of her class and student council, editor of the school newspaper and a cheerleader.

She had a long career in advertising sales, leadership development and chamber of commerce management, including 10 years as membership services director at the Poughkeepsie (NY) Area Chamber of Commerce. She cared deeply about helping businesses and nonprofit organizations succeed with their marketing and advertising efforts. She also worked with the developmentally disabled, helping them to achieve personal and professional goals, develop their self-esteem and increase their independence. She was honored in the 1990s with the Dutchess County (NY) YWCA’s Salute to Women Award.

Her hobbies included knitting and crocheting and other needlework. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed books about history and politics.

After living many years in Dutchess County, she moved to Waldoboro and worked several years in advertising sales for Courier Publications in Rockland and Camden.

She married Richard H. Brown in Rockland May 29, 2004; he survives in Waldoboro. She is also survived by a son, Glenn D. Good of Fishkill, N.Y.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Theodore V. and Merrilee Brown of Warren, and their children, Susanna Morrow and her family of Binghamton, N.Y., and Katrina Nygaard and her family of Thompson Falls, Mont.; her husband’s children, Wesley Worden of Kissimmee, Fla., Richard H. Brown Jr., of Kutztown, Pa., and Jill Bourque and her husband, Brandon, of Gainesville, Fla.; her first husband, David Good of Keystone Heights, Fla.; and many friends, including Wilma Jaffe of Oakland, Calif., and Kristin Hansen-Burk of Clinton Corners, N.Y.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 6, at 11 a.m. at Pemaquid Point. A graveside service at Union Valley Cemetery, Mahopac, N.Y., will be announced.

Memorial donations may be made to Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St., Waldoboro, ME 04572; or Gateway Foundation, 1 Amy Kay Parkway, Kingston, N.Y. 12401.

Arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with Susan’s family, please visit her Book of Memories at