Doreen Marie Brown

WEST GARDINER – Doreen Marie Brown, 62 of West Gardiner passed away peacefully at home on April 4, 2021 with her loving family by her side. Doreen was born in Fort Kent on April 4, 1959, the daughter of Dorothy (Morneault) and Edward Beaulieu.

She graduated from Gardiner Area high school in 1977. Soon after graduation Doreen married the love of her life Ted Brown. She went on to dedicate 43 years of service in Human Resources for the State of Maine, recently retiring in April of 2020.

Doreen was a hard hardworking and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who took great pride in her home and bringing the family together for holidays and celebrations.

Doreen was predeceased by her father Edward Beaulieu; and her sister-in-law Jane (Whalen) Beaulieu.

She is survived by her husband of over 40 years, Ted Brown; daughter Lisa (Brown) Purvis and husband Mike Purvis and their three sons, Michael Jr., Myles and Markus of New Jersey; her daughter Tanya Brown and fiancé William Sleeper, their son Tatum and Tanya’s daughter Chloe Oliver of Old Town. She is also survived by her mother Dorothy Beaulieu of West Gardiner; her sister Brenda Hebert of Pittston, her sons Brandon and Curtis and their loving families; her brother Darren Beaulieu of Gardiner, his daughters Paige and Allie and their loving families.

Doreen was a beloved sister-in-law to Charlene and Max Peasley, Gayle and Ted Hendsbee, Debbie and Robert McKee, and Bruce Brown and his partner Christine. She also leaves behind many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to the Maine General hospice staff (Teresa, Lauren, Carrie) for their above and beyond caring support.

A celebration of Doreen’s life will be held on Saturday, April 17 at 11 a.m., at the Gardiner Elks Club, 148 Cobbossee Ave., Gardiner.

Arrangements are entrusted with Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner, Maine. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website:

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