WILLIAM T. “BUTCH” BROWN, III. – of Woburn, August 21st, at sixty-nine years of age. Son of the late William T. and Dorothy (Lawn) Brown, Sr. Dear brother of Debra Lindmark, her late husband Peter of FL, Leslie Smith, her husband Dale of Woburn and the late Patricia Brown. Cherished uncle of Jacob Lindmark, Heather Conley, Shawn Lindmark, Alyssa, Drew, Ryan and Jared Smith and great-uncle to Nora, Diana, Gabrielle, Daniel, Evan and Luke. Also survived by many cousins. A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Monday, August 28th at 12:00 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 10 a.m – 12 p.m. prior to the Service.
William T. “Butch” Brown passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice Home in Danvers, August 21st, after an illness of about a year. The beloved son of the late William T. and Dorothy F. (Lawn) Brown Sr., he was sixty nine years of age.
A lifelong resident of Woburn, Butch was brought up in the Hammond Square section of the city, having later moved down the street to Central Square. A product of the Woburn Schools, Butch was a graduate of Woburn High School, along with the Class of 1966. Butch went on to college having graduated from Bryant College with a degree in business. While in High School, Butch had taken on some part time positions to have a little extra money in his pocket. He worked at “Guys Smoke Shop” in downtown Woburn and during his senior year summer and when he went to college, Butch worked at the Ashworth in Hampton, where he had met “Hermans Hermits” who back in the day were pretty popular!
Butch had enlisted in the United States Air Force, proudly serving his country for four years during the Vietnam War, having served as a Sergeant.
Butch safely returned home from the War and settled back into his home in Central Square, where he remained until just a few months ago, when he went to live with family as a result of his illness.
Butch truly enjoyed life and in particular all the sports there were. He became a dedicated fan to each!
Butch secured a position with Madico Corporation in the Industrial Park, where he worked for thirty three years in the manufacturing business. While there until his retirement, he had served as a Union Officer of I.B.E.W.
From witnessing in person the Triple Crown of the Belmont Stakes in 1973 by Secretariat to watching all the games, overtimes, extra innings and extra quarters, in any given sport; to every playoff series there was along with pennants, championships and titles; Butch never missed any! Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Thoroughbred Horse racing, always had his attention, right up until just two weeks ago.
Often referred to as a very gentle giant, Butch had great sense of humor and was notorious for his one liner quips! Butch always remained very close with his family his sisters, nieces and nephews meant the world to him and they all felt very much the same about him. Sharing time with them all and having his nephews share his interests in sports was all good.
Sadly Butch was predeceased by his parents and his dear sister Patricia, with whom he shared his home with.
He is lovingly survived by his sisters, Debra Lindmark, her late husband Peter of FL, Leslie Smith, her husband Dale of Woburn, a very cherished Uncle of Jacob Lindmark, Heather Conley, Shawn, Alyssa, Drew, Ryan Lindmark and Jared Smith and great-uncle to Nora, Diana, Gabrielle, Daniel, Evan and Luke. Butch is also survived by many cousins. A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Monday, August 28th at 12:00 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 10-12 p.m. prior to the Service.