Manira P. Brown

March 02, 1922
- September 28, 2010

MILO AND ORRINGTON - Manira Pearl (McCorquindale) Wilson Brown, 88, was taken into God's loving hands Sept. 28, 2010, after a long illness. She was born March 2, 1922, in Millinocket, the daughter of Perley Ray and Myrtle (Seymour) McCorquindale. Manira was a lifelong member of Park Street United Methodist Church, Milo. She enjoyed helping with the food cupboard and the strawberry festival. She belonged to Three River Senior Citizens and enjoyed crafting. Her hands were always busy knitting and crocheting, and she donated many mittens to Milo Secret Santa and Eastern Maine Medical Center's mitten tree. She loved her flower gardens, feeding the birds and loon watching. She was predeceased by her husband, Nelson W. Brown; and her sisters, Rita, Betty Frances and Ina. Surviving are one sister, Iva King and her husband, Carl, of Florida; children, Earland Wilson and his wife, Harriet, of Brownville, Nelson P. Brown of Milo, Marleena "Marty" Eich and her husband, Frederick, of Orrington and Carla Brown and her partner, Steve Damon, of Orrington; a brother-in-law, William Brown of Windham; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Kelly of Dover-Foxcroft; two special people she referred to as her adopted children, Eloise Griffin of Hermon and Danny Hafford of Milo; 10 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery, Milo, with the Rev. Michele St. Cyr officiating. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Park Street United Methodist Church Food Cupboard, P.O. Box 116, Milo, ME 04463. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at

Published in Bangor Daily News on September 29, 2010

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