BANGOR – Barbara J. Brown, 96, died April 21, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 7, 1925, the only daughter of Charles and Alice Hilton of Freeport.
Barbara was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Edgar, and her three brothers, Myron Hilton of Bath, Richard Hilton of Freeport, and Maurice Hilton of Pownal.
She graduated from Freeport High School as Valedictorian of her class in 1942. She worked at the Brunswick Naval Air Station during the Second World War, and in later years was a librarian at Fairmount School in Bangor.
Barbara is survived by her devoted children, and their spouses: Susan Johnson and her husband, Paul of Veazie, Marsha Blake and her husband, George Luskus of Pennsylvania, Brenda Doughty and her husband, Timothy of Pittsfield and Paul Brown and his wife, Marie of Bangor, who came to stay with Edgar and Barbara during their last years. Barbara will be remembered by her grandchildren, step grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The family would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers from Beacon Hospice.
Barbara was a long-time member of Hammond Street Congregational Church where a celebration of her life will be held 2pm Wednesday, April 28, 2021 with Rev. Joseph Schulte officiating. Those who wish to remember Barbara in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Hammond Street Congregational Church Food Cupboard, P.O. Box 1106, Bangor, ME 04402-1106. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.