56, of Cranston passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Katherine (Morin) Brown for 32 years. They were true partners in this life, having been together from the ages of 18 and 17 respectively. He was known by all as either 'Bobby', 'Bob' or 'Brownie'. Born in Providence and raised in Cranston, he was the son of Robert H. Brown, Sr. of Cranston and the late Gail (Giard) Brown. Bobby was a graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School, the University of Rhode Island and Salve Regina University. He had an accomplished and admirable 21 year career with the Cranston Police Department, and retired in 2007 as Detective Captain. After his retirement from the police department, he went on to become an inspector for the Office of Internal Affairs at the Wyatt Detention Center, and in 2013, he became an inspector with the RI Department of Corrections Investigations Unit.
Known for his quick wit, charm, and generous spirit, Bobby never hesitated to extend himself in whatever way was meaningful to his family, and many friends and coworkers. Compassionate and reliable, Bobby always provided a broad shoulder to lean on, and he was always available to talk, problem-solve or provide an honest perspective.
Besides his wife Katherine, he is survived by his loving son and pride of his life, Eric, who resides in New York City. He also leaves his furry friend, Batman. He was the brother of Pauline Brown, Deborah Bauzyk, and Patricia Brown, and uncle to Ava and Mia, Regan, Sophie and Stephanie, and Michael and Luis.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, Jan 17th, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston. His Funeral Home Service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18th at 11:30 a.m. Burial will take place in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.
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