Timothy D. Brown

Timothy D. Brown

KENT — Timothy D. Brown is at peace after a day of resting in the sun on February 10th, 2021. He was 58 years old. 

Born in New Milford and raised in Kent, Tim attended Kent Center School and then Housatonic Valley Regional High School where he graduated in 1981. Tim was passionate about sports and he excelled in hockey, baseball and soccer. He earned the Norman Stoddard award as well as The Presidential Award for Physical Fitness while attending Kent Center School. He was a standout hockey player growing up through the youth hockey program of squirts, peewees, and bantams. His love for playing baseball started in little league and continued to Babe Ruth baseball under coach Bruce Adams. His other passion was soccer. He was an exceptional goal tender in soccer in high school and earned the All-State trophy his senior year as well as a scholarship to the University of Connecticut.

Upon graduation from the University of Connecticut, Tim pursued his passion for building stone walls, a skill he learned at a young age and continued to pursue throughout his life. He moved to Eastport, Maine in 1996, where he honed his craft until he moved back to the Kent area in 2005.  Tim’s day often started very early with a coffee at Gifford’s in Kent.   Tim had a gift for creating amazing outdoor spaces and continued crafting stone walls throughout the area for the rest of his life. In addition to his stone work, he also worked security at the Kent School for 10 years.  He had an extensive circle of great friends and was always lending a hand, his skill and muscle power to many people and working on projects at their homes.

Tim found joy in his work but was quick to point out that his greatest joy was being a father.  He said the two happiest days of his life were the days when his sons were born, Atticus in 2009 and Willy in 2011.  He gifted them with his love of the outdoors, quick reflexes and ability in math and read to them constantly.  Tim’s family was all important to him. 

Tim is survived by his sons, Atticus Simon and William Thomas, their mother, Katy Armstrong, his parents, William and Carol (nee Dodd) Brown, of St. Ignace, MI, brother Thomas (Judy) Brown, of Port Charlotte, FL, aunt Mrs. David Williamson (Mary Jane nee Dodd), of Gaylordsville, CT, Mrs. David Van de Weg (Dephane) of LA, Lawrence P (Sophia Napolitano) Brown of FL, Mrs. Harold Pope (Patricia) of FL, Mrs. Robert Hudson (Anne) of FL, Mrs. Morton Smith (Kay) of OH, Mrs. Richard Miller (Gayle) of MI, and Darryl Brown of MI; many cousins in CT, MI, FL, OH and LA. Tim is also survived by his nephew, Alex Brown, (USN), 3 nieces, Jessica Gourlay, of Venice, FL, Candice Zampella, and Kayla Katkin, of Port Charlotte, FL,  four grandnephews and a grandniece, all of FL.

Tim was predeceased by his Grandparents; Thomas J “Jack” (Frances nee Rosati) Dodd, of Gaylordsville, CT and Leo Forrest (Ruth nee Johnston) Brown, of Saint Ignace, MI.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to the Kent Center School Scholarship Fund,  PO Box  794  Kent, CT,  06757. 

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