Edward Alden Brown, 91, enjoyed an unstructured lifestyle after retirement

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Edward Alden Brown, 91, of Williamsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. He was a native of Ashland, N.H., the son of the late Robert F. and Bertha C. Brown. Mr. Brown resided at Brookdale in Williamsburg since 2009, after moving from Edgewater, Fla.

He was a retired branch manager of the Defense Contract Audit Agency. During World War II, he became a naval aviator, and after release to inactive duty, he spent 14 years in the Select Reserve in various air antisubmarine squadrons.

He was a past master of the former Mt. Prospect Lodge #69, F&AM, Ashland, N.H., and a 70-year member of Olive Branch Mt. Prospect Lodge #16, F& AM, Holderness, N.H. After retiring, he greatly enjoyed an unstructured life of being an avid fisherman in the Florida Keys, going to yard sales wherever he was, and doing some volunteer work.

Mr. Brown was preceded in death by Helen, his wife of 63 years, who died in 2012. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth; and brother-in-law, Mendon MacDonald of Laconia, N.H., who died in 2015.

He is survived by three daughters: Cheryl Hastings (John), of Yorktown, Va.; Caryn Hull (Dave), of Greensboro, N.C., and Charme Dawson (Jack) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service at the family plot in New Hampshire at the convenience of the family, where the cremated remains of both he and Helen will be interred.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be shared at www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net.