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Obituary for Linda Marie Brawn (Curtis)

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THOMASTON - Linda Curtis Brawn passed away peacefully, Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at the Knox Hotel Apartments in Thomaston.

Family and friends are invited to join Linda’s family for an hour of visitation on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, followed by a memorial service beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.

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THOMASTON - Linda Curtis Brawn passed away peacefully, Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at the Knox Hotel Apartments in Thomaston.

Born on June 16, 1947, in Rockland, Linda was the daughter of Charles “Sam” Curtis and Alice Curtis. Linda grew up in South Thomaston then spent most of her adult life in Camden before retiring to Thomaston. She did spend several winters in Bradenton, Florida.

Linda was a proud graduate of Rockland District High School and the University of Maine. Her primary focus and career were raising her two sons. While raising her children she owned her own nursery school, was a kindergarten and early childhood education teacher. The Honorable Linda Curtis Brawn served three terms in Maine State Senate. She resigned from the Senate in 1991 to accept a position in the President George HW Bush Administration’s Department of Education where she served proudly.

After her time in government, Linda enjoyed traveling. She achieved her goal of visiting all 50 of our United States. Additionally, she visited Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. She enjoyed sharing photos and stories of her adventures with family and friends.

Linda was also a member of many clubs and social organizations most notably the Women’s Club, Eastern Star and the Maine Republican Women. Her various roles in the Women’s Club took her all over New England. Linda also self-published an autobiography in which she paid tribute to her modest roots as the daughter of a fisherman and sardine packer who lived “down to the Keag.” She had a great sense of pride and humility about her accomplishments.

Linda was a devout Christian and devoted much of her life to prayer and Bible study. She attended the Chestnut Street Baptist Church in Camden and the Bayshore Baptist Church in Lincolnville for years. Additionally, she met often with her close group of friends. The “prayer group” enjoyed many wonderful hours together in fellowship and religious reflection. These intimate relationships were very instrumental in her life. Her prayer group was ongoing part of Linda’s life for more than half a century.

Predeceased by her parents Sam and Alice Curtis; her brother, Bill Curtis. Linda is survived by her very close friend and former husband, Preston Brawn; sons, Chuck and Mike Brawn; grandchildren, Emmy, Nick, Jozi, Chloe, and Chase as well as many loving relatives from the Curtis and Brawn families.

At this time a date for Linda’s service has not been scheduled. A service announcement will be published with service details in the near future.