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Hampton Bays Fire Department

Morns the Untimely Loss of Ex-Chief, 33 Year Member

Arthur “Artie” Brown Jr.

Arthur R. Brown, Jr.

February 18, 1960 ~ September 28, 2022 (age 62)

Obituary & Services


It is with great sadness that we share Arthur “Artie” Richard Brown has gone to be present with the Lord on September 28th, 2022, at home in Hampton Bays, surrounded by his family after a 10-month battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). He was 62. Artie was born in Brooklyn, NY, on February 18th, 1960, to Arthur and Rita (Sprence) Brown. After Artie’s family left the city, they moved to Lake Ronkonkoma, where he graduated from Sachem High School in 1978. He then attended Suffolk Community College before making his home in Hampton Bays. He had worked as a land surveyor until his diagnosis in March of this year.

Many have known Artie for his witty sense of humor and his ability to make the world smile. He was a man who dedicated his life to his family, friends, his faith, and his community. He was a proud 33-year member of the Hampton Bays Volunteer Fire Department. Throughout his time in the fire department, he held the offices of chief, president of their benevolent association, treasurer, and was the department’s Chaplain. He also served as the Vestry Senior Warden at St. Mary's Episcopal Church and the Southampton Pistol & Rifle Club’s Vice President. He was also known as an avid Yankees fan. No matter how you were connected to Artie, we all know the joy that he brought to the room. Artie blessed this world with the cherished memories he has left behind in the heart of everyone he met.

On May 2nd, 2015, Artie married the love of his life, Aimee, bringing together their children and creating their amazing family. When first diagnosed, Artie remained ever grateful for the gift’s life had given him.  He shared, that he and Aimee had found true love, had a beautiful extended family, grandchildren, friends, and faith that gave them the strength and hope to take each and every day one step at a time. Even though they were dealt an unfair hand, they believed that despite the diagnosis, they were still so lucky because of the unwavering love and friendship they shared.

Predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Rita Brown, as well as a young sibling Linda Susan Brown, Artie is survived by his wife, Aimee Fredette Brown; children, Jessie (Dan) Calabria, Sarah Brown, Jaime (Raymond) Normoyle, Mathew (Taylor) Phillips, Caitlin Phillips, Morgan Phillips, and Alexis Phillips. He is also survived by his siblings, Jane (Anthony) Carminati, Carol Brown, Kathy Young and Robert Brown; mother-in-law, Theresa Fredette; grandchildren, Elijah Calabria, Raymond Normoyle V, and Baby boy Calabria due in March 2023 as well as many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to East End Hospice, the Hampton Bays Volunteer and Exempt Firemen's Association, or the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation in his memory.

Calling hours will be held at the Hampton Bays Fire Department Sub Station 1, located on Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, from 2-4 and 7-9, with firematic services on at 7:30 PM at the fire house.

A mass will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, on Ponquogue Avenue, in Hampton Bays, on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 1:00 PM. Interim will follow at Good Ground Cemetery.


Hampton Bays Fire Department


69 West Montauk Highway

Hampton Bays, NY 11946




Hampton Bays Fire Department

Station 1

106 Ponquogue Avenue

Hampton Bays, NY 11946



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