Lucy Brown

Obituary of Lucy F. Brown

Parkman, Maine –Lucy F. Brown passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2024, at her Parkman home. She was born on December 7, 1945, in Lexington, KY, the eldest child of the late Eugene and Katherine (Garrett) Brown. Lucy had many abilities. She was a talented photographer, collage artist, embroidery artist, painter, poet, and writer. One of her favorite positions in her work career was as a legal assistant for a Boston law firm which provided legal services to many entertainers. She would encounter many artists she admired in this work, and, armed with her Nikon camera and her conversational skills, she photographed and conversed with individuals such as blues musicians Taj Mahal and Furry Lewis, and journalist/author Hunter S. Thompson. Years later, she would attend Hunter’s memorial service, to say “goodbye” to her friend. Lucy met her husband-to-be, Dr. Oliver Korshin, in the 1960’s, in Boston, MA. They were married in Lynnfield, MA, in 1967, and moved to London, England, in 1971. Their son, Matthew Harrison Korshin, was born there in 1972. That same year, the young family moved to Alexandria, VA, where their daughter, Farra Carolyn Korshin, was born in 1974. They moved to Billings, Montana in 1975. Lucy and Oliver had an amicable divorce in 1977. They began co-parenting in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1985. Lucy loved Alaska; she raised a pack of 30 sled dogs, and photographed the Iditarod sled race, from the Alaskan village of Unalakleet. Lucy spent some parts of the next 20 years in the Boston area, but she would return to Alaska around the turn of the century, and she stayed there as a mother to her children, once again as a respected and valued asset to a legal firm, this time in Anchorage. She moved to Parkman in January, 2023, with the plan of living out her days with her brother, Martin, and his wife, Peggy Romano. What a year it was, with frequent trips to local restaurants, Reny’s (“A Maine Adventure”), local museums, a blueberry farm, and visits to local craftsmen. She loved trips to see local animals (beavers, otters, foxes, raptors, deer, and horses). She developed a relationship with the hummingbirds in her back yard, who would come from far and wide to buzz her on her back deck. She read a lot, she helped us sort and cull some of the piles of stuff which we had accumulated over the years. We played cards, with other couples, fun games, but no quarter given for anyone’s vulnerable ego. A nice year. Lucy is survived by her son, Matt Korshin, and daughter, Farra Korshin, of Anchorage, AK; her brother, Martin Brown and his wife, Peggy Romano, both of Parkman, ME; and her grandchildren, Ohna (Korshin) Smith, Charlie Korshin and Nelson Korshin. Lucy was predeceased by her parents, and by her younger sister, Marci. Lucy was unpretentious and had a wicked wit. She was fun-loving, and funny, she enjoyed her own company, and liked living simply. She enjoyed conversations, she thought and spoke with ease about the little stuff, and the big stuff. A memorial service, to be held at the Lary Funeral Home in Dover-Foxcroft, ME, will be announced in the spring. Arrangements for this service are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Memories and messages of condolence may be expressed at
A Memorial Tree was planted for Lucy
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Lary Funeral Home-Dover-Foxcroft
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