FAIRFIELD — Richard “Rick” Brown, 53, passed away at his residence in Fairfield on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Rick was born on Feb. 17, 1961 in St. Albans, the son of Hector and Yvonne (Gervais) Brown. He owned and operated Brown’s ABC Market in Fairfield for many years and was employed at Energizer in St. Albans from 2007 until it’s closing in 2013.

Rick is survived by his brother and wife, Kenneth and Elizabeth Brown of Richford; his sisters and their husbands, Roxane and Mark Bender of Severna Park, Md., and Melissa and Tim Norton of Essex, Vt.; his nephews and niece, Christopher Brown, Devin Norton and Nikki Norton; his daughter Arin Combs of Fairfield; his grandchildren, Landis Menard and Brendyn Combs; his step-mother Denise Brown and his special dog, Jak.

In addition to his parents, Rick was predeceased by his grandparents, Alton and Alice Brown and Simeon and Lillian Gervais.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at the Spears Funeral home, 96 Dickinson Ave. in Enosburg Falls. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in Rick’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadow, St. Albans, VT 05478.

Condolences are welcome and may be sent to Rick’s family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.