Priscilla Lane Farr Brown

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OCALA, Fla. - Priscilla Lane Farr Brown, known to her family and friends as Lane, passed away at her home on November 18, 2018. Lane was born in Pittsfield, Mass., in 1939. She attended the Pittsfield school system, yet a family move to Holyoke Mass., resulted in her graduating from Holyoke High School in 1957. She attended University of Massachusetts in Amherst and while there met her husband, Donald R Brown.They graduated in June 1961 and were married in September of that same year.

Those who knew Lane knew of her love for words and would have known that she was excited about her job at the G C Merriam Webster Dictionary. However, her real love was as a librarian. She was also an avid reader. A family move to Connecticut resulted in her first librarian position at the Hartford Public Library. While employed there she gave birth to the first of three children and Lane chose to spend the next several years raising them. After all were in school, she worked as a librarian, for several years, at the Wareham High School library. After a move to New Hampshire she worked at the Keene Public Library. A further move was made to Maine and, with no librarian positions available, she effected a career change to banking. Her first position was as a teller at the Yarmouth office of Peoples Heritage Bank. She subsequently moved to the Portland office, mortgage department, and from there to the legal department from which she retired in June 2001 as Vice President & Compliance officer. She participated in the Ministry of Music as a member of the choir for 28 years at the First Parish Church in Yarmouth, Maine and also for 12 years at Lutheran Redeemer Church as a choir member in Ocala, Fla. She loved her God.

Lane transitioned easily from mother to librarian to banker and along the way made many friends. She was a proof reader for the SummerGlen monthly magazine - Summer Dreams, a member of a local Book Club, a member of the monthly bridge group and an active member of the Mah Jongg group. She loved all of God's creations, especially rainbows, and His creatures, her family, friends and work associates. She will be sorely missed by all.

Lane is survived by her husband of 57 years and their three children; Rick, Heather and Dan: four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Forest Lawn Funeral Home of Ocala will prepare Lane for burial. Burial will be at the Beachwood Cemetery in Centerville, Mass. A late spring 2019 interment is planned.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to , in memory of Lane.

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 28, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Forest Lawn Funeral Home
5740 South Pine Ave | Ocala, FL 34480 | (352) 622-8181
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