James F.'s Story
James F. Brown, 64, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 21, 2017, from a heart attack.
He was born in Gloucester, Mass. on August 29, 1952, son of the late Francis W. and Ruby F. (MacDonald) Brown.
Jim was a graduate of Gloucester High School and attended UMass Amherst majoring in business.
He worked for many years running his own business as a microelectronics broker. In his younger years, he coached Pee Wee football and baseball, and brought his teams to state championships. In his spare time, he enjoyed running, volunteering at the Crane Estate and serving on the Gloucester Fourth of July Committee. He loved walking along the beach, and Good Harbor Beach was a special favorite.
Jim will be remembered as a loving and generous man who would do anything for his family. Jim was an extraordinarily devoted Patriots fan; his love of the Patriots even made it into his wedding vows.
Jim will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by his wife, Claire T. Reppucci of Gloucester whom he married very recently. He is also survived by sons, Colby Brown of Gloucester, and Joseph Brown and his fiancée, Alisha Real of Rhode Island; step-daughters, Rachael Alionhart and her husband, Alexander of Westborough, Leah T. Reppucci of Gloucester; sister, Patricia Bouchie of Gloucester; nieces, Kimberly Bouchie of Gloucester, Stacie Casas and her husband, Domingo; nephew, Michael Bouchie of Lawrence; great-niece, Madelyn Lane; and great-nephew, Brenden Casas.
There will be no visiting hours and the burial will be held privately. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to Cape Ann Animal Aid, 4 Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. For online condolences, please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  July 25, 2017