NORTH HAVEN – Elliott C. Brown, 87, died peacefully Friday, July 9, 2021, at Northern Lights Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Born in Bath, Dec. 24, 1933, he was the son of Cecil Elliott and Florence Smith Brown. Elliott lived in Brunswick until moving to North Haven with his mother and brother in the early 1940s.

He was always thankful for the life skills and lessons he learned as a Boy Scout.

A 1953 graduate of North Haven High School, while in high school he met ‘the love of his life,’ Jane Quinn. They were married Sept. 3, 1955, and in the ensuing years, were blessed with four children.

With a love of music, Elliott played the saxophone, banjo and clarinet. While in high school, he played basketball and sang in the church choir. He enjoyed singing in Legion plays, playing in the town band and was a member of an orchestra that played at weddings, funerals and special events. He was a member of the North Haven Baptist Church, where he was baptized as a young boy.

Always active in his work and community, Elliott worked on the town roads for the Road Commissioners. He worked as a carpenter and built a sawmill where he milled logs into lumber. In the early days, he used draft horses to haul the logs. He owned his own gravel pit, which is still used for his contracting business, Elliott C. Brown General Contracting Inc., now run by his family.

In the early 60s, he went lobstering for a few years.

Shortly after they were married, Elliott and Jane bought the old Ira Whitmore farm. On that farm, Elliott enjoyed keeping Black Angus Cattle, pigs and ducks. In 1965, the old farmhouse burned down, after which the Browns’ built a ranch style house on the same foundation, where Elliott lived the remainder of his life.

From 1956 to 1966, and again from 1970 until the time of his passing, Elliott served as Road Commissioner for the Town of North Haven, making him the longest standing Road Commissioner in the state. He served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Fox Islands Electric Cooperative Inc. from 1979 to 2016, and was on the North Haven School Board in the early 1970s.

He was a member of The Grand Lodge of Maine and The Royal Arch Chapter, a Master and member of the Moses Webster Lodge of Masons #145, North Haven, Kora Temple Shrine of Lewiston and the North Haven Lions Club.

Elliott and Jane enjoyed camping, going on motorcycle trips with friends in their earlier days, and later going on Carnival cruises with friends.

Known as an antique car enthusiast, Elliott’s love of antique cars started in the early 1970s. He had a passion for buying and restoring antique autos. For more than 40 years, he attended the Amherst, N.H., antique car flea market, and for 25 years, the Stowe, Vt., car show.

For several years, he attended the Early Ford V-8 Meet in Fitchburg, Mass., The Early Antique Engine Meets in Orange, Mass., Dublin, N.H., and Elliott. He was a member of the Model A Ford Club of America for several years, and the Model T Snowmobile Club. He built and restored several antique cars, winning several prizes and trophies. His last project was restoring a 1934 Ford V-8 Woody wagon, which was recently completed by his friend Carl Sneirson under Elliott’s guidance.

Elliott loved meeting new people and made friends easily. He enjoyed regaling listeners with his many stories and jokes.

Other than his parents, Elliott was predeceased by grandson Christopher E. Brown Jr., and brother Jack W. Brown.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jane Quinn Brown; children Doreen E. Cabot and her husband Samuel, Christopher E. Brown Sr. and his wife, Katherine, Robin S. Brown and his partner, Melissa Magnant, Angela M. Martin and her husband, Jeffrey; grandchildren Aaron Cabot and his wife, Heather, Rebecca Cabot Stevens and her husband John, Elliott Cabot and his wife, Erica, Matthew Brown, Stanley Brown and his wife, Sara, and Lily Martin.

He also leaves behind great-grandchildren Caden Cabot, Emma Cabot, Bailey Cabot, Ana Cabot, Espen Cabot, Haley Brown, Matthew Brown Jr., Madison Brown, Maewyn Brown; two sisters Evelyn Moeykins and her husband, Alan, and Linda Routhier; two sister-in-laws Betty Brown and Judith Schofield; brother-in-law Jeff Quinn; three nephews Michael Brown, Randall Brown and Nathan Quinn; niece Brenda Weeks; longtime dear and close friend, Carl Sneirson, close friend and caregiver Meygan Dickerson, as well as many extended family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 31, at North Haven Baptist Church. Dr. Robert Bach, Rev. David Macy and Mr. Brown’s Masonic Brethren will officiate. A reception will follow at Calderwood Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The LifeFlight Foundation, P.O. Box 899, Camden ME 04843 or by visiting lifeflightmaine.org.

To share a memory or story with Elliott’s family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.