Craig R. Brown, 73, of East Hampton, CT, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family on February 17, 2021. He was born in Hartford, CT, son of the late Leon and Doris (Nichols) Brown. Craig attended East Hartford High School, class of 1965, and studied finance at American International College. Craig served our country in the U.S. Army in South Korea as a finance officer for the seventh division and continued to work in finance throughout his career.
Craig always focused on building community, and served as Property Manager, Association President, and Consultant at Mallard Cove in East Hampton during his retirement. He was an avid bass fisherman and was known as “The Captain” of Lake Pocotopaug, as he knew the lake intimately and loved to show local residents how to navigate the lake safely and where to catch (and release) the biggest fish.
Craig was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, son, and friend to all that knew him. His spirit of kindness, love, empathy, and gentleness will live on with all who were blessed to know and meet him.
Craig is survived by his beloved wife Denise (Fournier) of 30 years; his daughter, Heather McHugh, her husband Ryan, and their two children, Brooke and Brody; his twin brother, Mark; his sister, Sandy Jerbert and her husband, Jeff; nephews, Michael and Steven Byam and their families; and many special friends.
A gathering at the lake is being planned for family and friends this summer to celebrate Craig’s life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at: www.act.alz.org/donate.
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