Florence Lorraine Brown, 82, a longtime resident of Rockport, died after a very brief illness Monday, April 15, 2013 at Windward Gardens in Camden.

Born in Rockland April 5, 1931, she was the daughter of Delville and Madeline (Leach) Trundy and was a graduate of Rockland High School. A resident of Rockport village for many years, Lorraine was a busy homemaker and raised her four children. When the children were school aged, she went to work at the Camden Rexall when it was located on the corner of Washington and Elm Streets in Camden. Lorraine worked there as a clerk and tended the lunch counter making many friends. For 33 years, she worked for the drugstore including when it relocated to Reny’s Plaza later becoming Camden Drug.

A people person at heart, Lorraine also was very artistic. She enjoyed painting birdhouses, making a variety of crafts, and redecorating.

Family was most important to Lorraine. Her home was the hubbub for weekly Sunday dinners for many years. One of her favorite past times was to recall stories of her escapades with her grandchildren.

In addition, she was well-liked by the friends of her grandchildren and was affectionately dubbed as “Grambo," an offshoot of the movie “Rambo” that was popular at that time.

Though tending to be a more private person, Lorraine created friendships wherever she went and will be sadly missed by many.

Surviving are her children, Debra Milliken and her husband, Dennis, of Rockport; Pamela Swartz and her husband, Thomas, of Camden; Glenn Brown of Lincolnville; seven grandchildren, Brandon Milliken and his wife, Angie of Camden; Janessa Milliken of Rockport; Jade Arn of Portland; Skye Swartz of Rockland; Chad Brown and his wife, Jen of Appleton; Kristina Brown and her fiancé, Kyle Dinsmore of Warren; Grady Brown of Lincolnville; great-grandchildren, Mila Milliken, Sasha McClure, Emily Brown and Taylor Brown; two sisters, Justine Craw and her husband, Terry of Naples, Fla.; Kathy Craig and her husband, Ron of Woodbury, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Karen Brown.

A private gathering for the family will be held at the time of interment in Seaview Cemetery in Rockport. Memorial gifts in her memory may be made to Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841. Condolences and memories may be shared with the Brown family by visiting their book of memories at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.