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Florence E. Brown

October 19, 1927 ~ May 13, 2020 (age 92)

Obituary

Blue Mountain Lake

Florence “Flossie” E. Brown, 92 of Route 30, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, May 13, 2020 at the home of her daughters, Nancy and Sheila.

Born on October 19, 1927 in Indian Lake, she was the daughter of the late Irving and Hulda (Bennett) Arnold.  She was a 1945 graduate of Indian Lake Central School.

Flossie worked hard her entire life.  She had been employed at the Merwin House, Callaghan’s Store, the Lumberjack Restaurant, Great Camp Sagamore, and at the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce.  She was nominated Citizen of the Year in Indian Lake in 2010.  She owned and operated The Forest House from 1982 – 1991.  She served over 50 years at the Blue Mountain Lake Fire Department and Volunteer Ambulance Corps and was a dispatcher for the Indian Lake Ambulance Corps.  She “retired” three separate times.  Her final retirement came at the age of 85.

She enjoyed dancing, singing, four wheeling, snowmobiling, family gatherings, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. She was never one to complain, even when facing adversity.  She had a tremendous sense of humor and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.  Raising her family was her greatest joy and accomplishment. 

She was predeceased by her parents; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth “Libby” and Richard Locke; a son, Richard “Dick” Potter; son in law Robert “Bob” Irish; brothers, Ralph and Dave Arnold and the fathers of her children, Robert E.  Potter and Stanley E. Brown.

Survivors include her children: Robert “Tom” (Sheila) Potter of South Colton, Peggy Irish of South Colton, Donald (Kit) Potter of Blue Mountain Lake, Sheila (Bob) Doherty of Blue Mountain Lake and Nancy Brown of Blue Mountain Lake; grandchildren, Robby (Tiffany) Irish, Steve (Sarah) Irish, Timothy Potter and Rebecca Potter; great grandson: Lance Donald Gregson; brother, Frank (June) Arnold of Fort Edward; sister-in-law, Dee Arnold of Lake Luzerne; many nieces and nephews and several “adopted” kids from the neighborhood near and far as well as a great many friends.

Flossie’s family would like to extend a special thank you to all who helped with her care, especially her grandson, Tim.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, calling hours and funeral services are private.

Private burial will be in Blue Mountain Lake Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Flossie’s memory may be made to Hamilton County Department of Social Services, 139 White Birch Lane, Indian Lake, NY 12842.

 

 

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