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George Willis Browning

October 4, 1941 ~ January 3, 2019 (age 77)


Georgetown-George Willis Browning died on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Gosnell Memorial House in Scarborough, Maine after suffering from pancreatitis.

     He was born in Lewes, Delaware on October 4, 1941. George was the son of Francis Henry Hill Browning and Nancy Boxley Browning of Orange, Virginia.

     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 fifty years in the investment industry, retiring as a Managing Director of Babson Capital Management, LLC of Boston Massachusetts. He moved to Georgetown Maine 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, CT; Rebecca Browning Desjardins, her husband Christopher of Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Carter Willis Browning, his wife Laura and grandchildren Olive and Monroe of Raleigh, NC. He is also survived by a brother, Francis Henry Hill Browning, Jr. of Bonita Springs, FL and his sister, Nancy Marshall Beirne of Norman, OK.

    A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Grace Episcopal Church in Bath. A reception will follow at the Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath. 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.

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

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Memorial Service
January 12, 2019

11:00 AM
Grace Episcopal Church
1100 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530

January 12, 2019

12:00 PM
Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530


Grace Episcopal Church
1100 Washington Street, Bath ME 04530

Forest Society of Maine
115 Franklin Street, 3rd Floor, Bangor ME 04401

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