WILLISTON — Born 1938 in Laconia N.H., died Wednesday, March 12 after suffering for many years from a rare autoimmune disease.

He was predeceased by his mother, Marjorie Hayden Brown and father Madison B. Brown, MD and his wife, Vernon K. Brown.

He is also predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Thomas S Brown MD, Superintendent, Mary Fletcher Hospital, Burlington, and his wife, Jessie Baldwin Brown, and maternal grandparents George Wellington Hayden and his wife, Marion Steele Hayden.

Tom graduated from Tenafly High School, Tenafly, N.J., and attended MIT and the University of Vermont. He then joined the Air Force and served at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, as a computer specialist.

Tom worked for Sunbeam Corp. in Chicago; Management Systems and Techniques Inc. in Burlington, Vt.; and Fonda Corp in St Albans, as a Systems Analyst.  After his retirement he was self employed and worked for the Sandy Hill Foundation and Lake Champlain Cancer Research Organization, headquartered in Hudson Falls, N.Y., as a computer consultant.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Juckett Brown, and their children Stephen Joseph Brown and his wife, Catherine Spirko, of Pottstown, Pa., and Timothy Steele Brown and his wife, Karen Dodge Brown, of Perkinsville, Vt.  He is also survived by his brother, G. Hayden Brown and his wife, Marilyn Brown, of Tenafly, N.J., and five nieces, Laura Juckett and Mike Harmon, Lynn Juckett Alston, Diana Brown McCloy, Leslie Brown and Marc Wilson, and Jessie Brown.

The family would like to thank all of Tom’s caregivers at VNA’s Care Connection, especially Dick Labrecque.  Dick, you made all of the years much more bearable.

Calling hours are on March 16 at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction, VT, from noon to 2 p.m. with a family service to follow.

A private burial will be held in the spring at the family lot in the Port Douglas Cemetery, Keeseville, N.Y., near the long time family summer cottage on Lake Champlain.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society – P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123-1718 (www.cancer.org) or the charity of ones choice.