Keith Romaine Brown

July 3, 1951 ~ November 11, 2021 (age 70)


Keith Romaine Brown, traditional Sub Chief of the Wiquapaug Eastern Pequot Indian Tribe Niantic- Narragansett, 70, of Wakefield, passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at South County Hospital. He was the loving companion of Shirley (Everett) Brown. Born in Westerly, on July 3, 1951, he was the son of the late Raymond O. and the late Myra D. (Brown) Brown.

Keith worked as a machinist at Monsanto for a number of years as well as Stop & Shop. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and visiting local pow wows around New England. Keith was an avid genealogist and loved his culture and history. He passed many of these teachings onto his children, nieces and nephews. Keith was also a maternal nephew of the late 2-time Boston Marathon winner and 1936 U.S. Olympian Ellison ‘Tarzan’ Brown.

Besides his loving companion Shirley, he leaves his children Brian Brown (Lanova), Kyle Brown (Darryl), Arielle (Brown) Hall (Shane), Adam Brown and stepson Michael Bessette Jr (Erica). Grandchildren; Nayati, Celina, Nutaunis, Kaine, Kanani, Mya, Halona, Ekana and Kaya. His siblings Myra (Brown) Perry of Hopkinton, Shirley (Brown) Alnas (Valentin) of Hawaii and Chief Sachem Sun Rise Byron Brown (Pearl) of Bradford; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings John Brown Sr, Raymond Brown, Jr., Raymond Brown, III, Harold Brown, Elias Brown, Douglas Brown, Grace Brown, Rosalind (Brown) Hopkins, Faith (Brown) Burrell.

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Memorial services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St. Westerly, RI 02891 is assisting the family with arrangements.

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