Windham-Donna C. (Mathews) Brown, age 89 passed away peacefully on Feb. 14, 2019 at the Gosnell House with her family by her side. She was born on June 25, 1929. She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford (Nifty) Brown, her sisters Ethel Hackett and Mary Duggan and her son-in law Larry Bowie.
Donna is survived by 13 children, Clifford Brown & Wife Carol, Donald Brown & Wife Patty, Dennis
Brown & Wife Linda, Dana Brown & Cheryl Whipple, Daniel Brown & Wife Corinne, Mark
Brown & Wife Dee-Dee, Mary Jane McInnis, Kathleen Foley & Husband Kevin, Donna Wadsworth & Husband Bobby, Candace Brown, Kimberly Morse & Husband Stephen, Heidi Young & Husband Billy and Heather Ryan & Husband Dave.
Nana Brown leaves her many, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren - Last count was 130 and still growing. Donna is also survived by her sister Carol & Husband Frank Haddad, Brother Ray & wife Nancy Mathews, along with many nieces, nephews and endless amounts of family friends.
Donna loved her children, grandchildren, and her many second children. She always had a houseful and all were welcome for a spaghetti feed, boiled dinner, or whatever she had cooking that day. Donna loved Bingo, playing cards, scratch tickets, and casinos and she usually won (if she didn’t, you would know). Donna always spoke her mind, without ever having a filter and that was her best quality. She was a feisty, humorous, strong woman and defended her Family fiercely. You didn’t mess with Donna’s family and “believe what I tell yah”! Our mom (Nana) was tired and she left to be with the love of her life, Nifty, on Valentines’ Day.
Visiting Hours will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 3 to 7 PM at A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home, 660 Brighton Ave in Portland.
The family would like to thank everyone at the Gosnell House for the wonderful, compassionate care of our Mother.