Margaret P. (Kezal) Brown died in Auburn Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, from complications of COVID 19.

She was born in Rumford Sep. 27, 1928, to Annie and Michael G. Kezal Sr., attended schools in Rumford and graduated from Stephens High School with the class 1947. Upon graduation, she began work at the Oxford Paper Co., and when her father passed away the following year, she accepted the responsibility of supporting her mother and five younger siblings.

Margaret married Elwood “Woody” Brown in May 1964, and when he died in an automobile accident in April 1965, she left her job at the paper mill to attend business school. Upon graduation, she procured a government position working with home loans until her retirement in 1996.

She enjoyed spending time in her garden, was proficient with both vegetables and flowers, and was an avid reader. She was active and liked to play golf, was an enthusiastic bowler, and enjoyed competing with her curling team throughout the States and Canada.

She was a member of Post 43 Legion Auxiliary in Belfast, where she served on many committees and as president of the organization; and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 6829 in Swanville, where she volunteered for many committees, and fundraisers. After retirement she enjoyed the yearly YMCA trips with her friends and visited many European countries. Her busy schedule never interfered with her number-one love, spending time with her family.

She is survived by her sister, Teresa Allen, and her husband, Larry, of Westbrook; brothers John Kezal of Rumford and Michael Kezal and his wife, Anne, of Turner. Margaret was not blessed with children, but she was always described affectionately as a second mother by her nieces and nephews, Dorina, Donna, Lori, Steve, Pamela, Denise, Michael, Linda, Jean, Carol, Joe, Jeff, Anna, Kevin, Mark and Joy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sister Elizabeth, sister Mary Kezal Laperle and husband Roma, sister Anna Kezal Bouchard and husband Emile, brother Joe, half-brother John Wilson and his wife, Josephine, a special sister-in-law, Ann Kezal, two nephews, Alan and Jeffery, and a niece, Jackie.

Abiding by Margaret’s wishes, there will be no memorial service, and her remains will be interred at a later date in the family plot in Rumford.

Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories with the family at ripostafh.com.