George Willis Browning

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Daigle Funeral Home
819 High St
Bath, ME
Memorial service
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019
11:00 AM
Grace Episcopal Church
Bath, ME
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GEORGETOWN - George Willis Browning died on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Gosnell Memorial House in Scarborough after suffering from pancreatitis.

He was born in Lewes, Del. on Oct. 4, 1941. George was the son of Francis Henry Hill Browning and Nancy Boxley Browning of Orange, Va.

George was graduated from Northeastern University in 1965 and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. After his service, he spent the next 50 years in the investment industry, retiring as a managing director of Babson Capital Management, LLC of Boston Mass. He moved to Georgetown and retired from active business in 2006. Subsequent to his retirement, he served for 10 years as a Trustee of the US investment activities of Baillie Gifford Overseas, a Scottish Investment Management Company.

Over the years, George served on a number of boards, including as a Trustee of the USS Constitution Museum Foundation, the Trustees of Donations of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and the Forest Society of Maine. George was an enthusiastic sportsman who loved to hunt and fish. He was a long-term member and past president of the Megantic Fish and Game Corporation. He was also a member of the Somerset Club of Boston and the India Wharf Rats.

George leaves his beloved wife, Ellen of 47 years; and his three children: Margaret Browning Kufferman, her husband David and granddaughter Lena of Fairfield, Conn.; Rebecca Browning Desjardins, her husband Christopher of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Carter Willis Browning, his wife Laura and grandchildren Olive and Monroe of Raleigh, N.C. He is also survived by a brother, Francis Henry Hill Browning, Jr. of Bonita Springs, Fla. and his sister, Nancy Marshall Beirne of Norman, Okla.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Grace Episcopal Church in Bath. A reception will follow at the Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath.

Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. Condolences may be made online at

In lieu of flowers,

donations in

George's memory

may be made to:

Grace Episcopal Church

1100 Washington St.

Bath, ME 04530, or to the

Forest Society of Maine

115 Franklin St.

3rd Floor

Bangor, ME 04401

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 8, 2019
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