Vivian R. (Chatto) Brawn, 87, of Bucksport, a wonderful, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, after an extended period of declining health. For the past four years, she had been residing at the Tall Pines Nursing Home in Belfast.

Born on April 22, 1924 in Penobscot, her family later moved to Bucksport. It was from there that she graduated High School in 1942, and on June 20, 1945 she married her childhood friend, Robert Brawn. They, too, made their home in Bucksport, raising their two daughters there.

Vivian was a devout Christian and a long time member of the Belfast Nazarene Church, where she held various positions through the years. As an avid Red Sox fan she rarely missed seeing their games on TV.

She was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Kathleen (Grindle) Chatto as well as her sisters, Muriel Bowden and Gladys Boyce. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 66 years, Robert; brother, Murray Chatto and his wife, Maxine of Verona Island; two daughters and their husbands, Deborah and Russell Blake of Searsport and Vicki and Dennis Lewin of East Orland and Wellington, Fla.; three grandchildren, Cassidy Tewey and her husband, Patrick, of Mahopac, N.Y., Dj Lewin of Miami, Fla. and Tracy Colby and her husband, Jedidiah, of Searsport; three great-grandchildren, Casey Tewey, Riley Colby and Elise Colby; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Belfast Nazarene Church 95 Swan Lake Avenue, Belfast, with the Reverend John F. Evans officiating. Interment will be private, at the family plot in Old Town. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mitchell & Tweedie of Bucksport.

Special thanks go to all the wonderful people at Tall Pines Nursing Home for all their kindness to Vivian.

In lieu of flowers, Vivian’s wishes are that donations be made to the Belfast Nazarene Church, 95 Swan Lake Avenue, Belfast, ME 04915 or Tall Pines Nursing Home, 34 Martin Lane, Belfast, ME 04915.