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Leslie P. (Pfeil) Brown
May 30, 1945 ~ October 15, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Leslie P. Brown of 17 Poplar St., Montague City passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, October 15th. Her loving life partner Ken Trask faithfully took care of her during her short illness. Leslie is survived by Ken and by her sister and brother-in-law Charlotte and Roger Williams, of Fairlee, VT, by nephew Peter Williams of New York NY, niece and niece-in-law Ruth and Grace Williams of Vergennes, Vermont, niece and nephew-in-law Elizabeth and Sean Richard, and grand-nephew Carter Richard, of Canaan, New Hampshire.
Leslie was born May 30, 1945, in Libertyville, IL, to Hartley Pfeil, formerly of Greenfield, MA, and Barbara Babcock Pfeil, formerly of Brattleboro, VT. In 1963 she graduated from Northfield School for Girls, where her parents were teachers, and then received a BA from Middlebury College in 1967. She taught middle school English for twenty years at Bement School in Deerfield, MA. In the early 1990’s she began a career at Franklin County Technical School, and she retired in 2011 from her position as director of the FCTS Special Education Department, where she is remembered fondly by co-workers, students, and parents.
In 1976 Leslie was married to Woodbridge (Woody) Brown, a long-time resident of the Greenfield area. The couple enjoyed a wonderful life together until Woody's death in 2006. Then in November of 2010 Leslie met Ken Trask, long-time resident of Turners Falls. Ken and “Lili”, as he called her, happily became life partners. They traveled widely and often, and enjoyed Tai-chi, Red Sox baseball, gardening, long walks, and each other’s loving company for almost thirteen years. Leslie will be remembered fondly by the community as a sympathetic, civic-minded, caring and loving individual. She was always open to hearing others' opinions, while standing firmly by her own convictions. Rest well, Leslie/Lili! We will miss you.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Sunday November 12th 1-4 PM, at the Loyal Order of Moose, 20 School St., Greenfield. Donations in Leslie's honor are suggested to Overlook Visiting Nurse Association, 474 Main St. #3, in Greenfield.