Marguerite F. Brown, 90
February 28, 2014
— Marguerite (Frithsen) Brown, 90, wife of the late Myron W. Brown, of
Rockport, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
She was born in Rockport on May 4, 1923, daughter of the late Arthur C. and
Margaret (Tarr) Frithsen.
She was married to Richard H. Smith for 21 years who had passed away in
1963. They had two children, David H. Smith and Kathryn Pierce. She married
Myron Brown in 1971 and they were married for 40 years.
Marguerite attended Rockport schools and graduated in 1941. She worked at
the Rockport High School cafeteria for ten years.
Her hobbies were square dancing for 25 years, sailing, traveling and
knitting. Her greatest joy was the time she shared with her family and
She is survived by her son, David H. Smith and wife, Angela, of Gloucester;
son-in-law, Ronald Pierce of Rockport; step-children, Leslie Parkhurst and
husband, Hugh, of Gloucester, Lindsay Brown and David Brown of Rockport;
grandchildren, Alexis and Ashley Smith of Gloucester, Candice Diaz of
Rockport, Stephen Whitney, Cody Burns and Sean Burns, all of Gloucester;
great-grandchildren, Lauren Jacobs of Gloucester, Kamron Diaz of Rockport;
and brother, Carl Frithsen of Rockport. In addition to her first husband,
Richard H. Smith and husband, Myron W. Brown, she was predeceased by her
daughter, Kathryn Ann Pierce; and her brothers, John, A. Robert, Harold,
Norman and Eugene Frithsen.
“Family, where life begins and LOVE never ends. We love you today, tomorrow
ARRANGEMENTS: In keeping with her wishes, private services will be held at a
later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the
Thatcher Island Association, P.O. Box 73, Rockport, MA 01966. Arrangements
are by the Burgess and Mackey Funeral Home, 201 Main St., Rockport. For
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