Deanne was born August 12, 1937 in Waltham, Massachusetts, and was the oldest daughter of Harrison S. and Charlotte W. (Brown) Arthur. Her family moved to Liberty, Maine, when Deanne was 10 years old and then to Rockport, Maine when she was a teenager. She graduated from Rockport High School, Class of 1955, and then married George O. Brown, November 10, 1956.
Dede and George lived in Rockport briefly while George was in the service, then Camden and to Lincolnville in 1972 where she resided until George’s passing. She was a member of the Lincolnville Women’s Club and Bayshore Baptist Church. DeDe was employed early on working at Oakland Park Motel and Cabins as well as Oakland Park Bowling alley and at Tibbetts Industries. She eventually went into banking and retired from Camden National Bank and has been remembered as “the voice of Camden National” during her switchboard years.
She lived at Quarry Hill in Camden for the last two years and was doing well until the Corona Virus prevented her from having visitors or activities which contributed to her rapidly declining health. She was an avid fan of the Boston Celtics, Nascar and Boston Red Sox. In her early years Dede liked doing ceramics, attending craft shows and was on several women’s bowling leagues. She enjoyed camping and George and DeDe had a seasonal campsite at Sennebec Campground for many years. She also loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and was always attending their games, graduations and many events throughout her life.
She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, George O. Brown, who died on August 15, 2015; and a brother, Melvin Arthur.
She is survived by her daughter, Vicki Bricker and her husband Bennett of Camden; and her grandchildren Whitney Kilton of Brunswick, Jaime Mills of Camden and Isaac Bricker of Old Town. She also had four great grandchildren, Cameron Kilton, Jr, Isaiah Kilton, Audrey Kilton and Addyson Parsons.
She is survived by her sister, Suzanne Philpot and her husband Bruce of Galveston, Texas; sister-in-law, Julia Libby of Lincolnville; two brothers-in law, Melvin Brown and his wife Margaret, Orrington and Edwin and his wife Debra of Hampden; along with several nieces and nephews.
Dede was a kind person that will be missed by many friends and family.
Calling hours will be help Monday, October 5, 2020, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., at the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St Camden.
A graveside ceremony will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Oak Hill Cemetery in Camden.
If desired, memorial gifts may be made to PAWS, PO Box 707, Rockport, ME 04856.