Juliette P. Roy Brawn

AUGUSTA – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the Brawn family’s “Queen,” Juliette P. Roy Brawn, at the age of 92 on Feb. 5, 2023 with her family by her side.

Julie was born in Augusta, on Dec. 5, 1930, to Eugene and Mary Roy. She was one of ten siblings: Carmel, Ruth, Roland, Romain, Gilbert, Gerard, Richard, Donald and Lionel.

Julie attended St. Augustine School and graduated from Cony High School in 1950. On September 1, 1952, she married Donald T. Brawn for 68 years and, together, they had eight children: Steven, Patrick, Paul, Donna, Carol, Nancy, Tina, and Amy. Their children blessed her with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who live in Maine, North Carolina, Arizona, and California.

Julie worked at Edwards Mill, which once stood at the bottom of Sand Hill, as a secretary in the lab. When Donald and Julie started a family, she was then a stay-at-home mom until the late 70’s when she started as a part-time teller at St. Augustine FCU (now KVFCU) and worked her way to Vice President and Branch Manager at KVFCU before retirement in December 1996.

Julie loved people and spending time serving her community. She was a lifelong member of St. Michael’s Parish, where she was a lector, Eucharistic Minister, and altar server for funerals. She was also very involved with the parish committees. She was a very active member with the Ladies of Ste. Anne and the Daughters of Isabella and served as President for the Ladies as well as many officer positions and Regent (DOI). She was also a member of Maine Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (MDCCW) and the Calumet Club, where she and her husband served as Chaplains for two years. She was also involved in hospice at the Harold Alfond Cancer Center and MaineGeneral for over 15 years, where she also served as Chaplain. Additionally, she volunteered as a translator for Canandian women who were receiving cancer treatments at MaineGeneral, some of which she remained in contact with. She was also a board member at the Howell House and a member of the Ruby Gems. In 2000, she was named Maine’s Mother of the Year. She and Donald loved to cheer on their children and grandchildren at any event or any sports they were involved in throughout the years. She even traveled as far as Florida to see her grandsons play baseball during their college days. She even helped her husband coach St. Augustine Softball team in the early 2000’s.

Julie was predeceased by her parents, brothers and sisters, three children – Patrick, Carol and Steven, – and her beloved husband whom she has missed since his passing on August 27, 2020. She leaves behind her children Paul (Sandy), Donna (Ernie Dulac), Nancy (Kevin Strickland), Tina (Devin Saban), Amy (Charlie McCann) and their families, nieces, nephews, cousins, and so many friends. She is deeply loved and will be missed beyond words by many.

The Brawn family would like to express their gratitude to Augusta Family Practice, Harold Alfond Cancer Center and MaineGeneral HomeCare & Hospice for their support and comfort during this time.

Relatives and friends may visit from 2-4 p.m., on Sunday, February 12, at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 13, at 10 a.m., at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Northern Ave., Augusta. Burial will be in the spring at the old Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Dr., Augusta.

Condolences, stories and photos may be shared through the funeral home website at: http://www.plummerfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice in her honor.

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