Thomas Francis Brown, 85, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away at his home on December 30, 2021. He was born on August 21, 1936, in Bronx, N.Y., to the late Francis Leo and Margaret Callahan Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Brown, and his loving canine companion, Holly Brown.

Mr. Brown was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. He enjoyed Yankees baseball and Giants football. Thomas loved to travel with his wife, and he enjoyed watching gameshows and doing puzzles.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Diane Jean Pfanz Brown; children, Thomas Michael Brown of Lake Peekskill, N.Y., Richard E. Brown of Stormville, N.Y., and Kristine M. Prendergast of Mooresville; brothers, Francis Brown, James Brown (Maureen), Kevin Brown (Kathy) and Dennis Brown (Laurie); grandchildren, Ashley K. Spiesman (Brandon), Shannon J. Prendergast and Michael Ryan Prendergast; great-grandson, Dakoda Locklear and another great-grandchild on the way; his loving canine companion, Maggie Brown, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Paralyzed Veterans of America, P.O. Box 758589, Topeka, KS 66675-8589 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20009-6929.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Brown family. Condolences may be sent to the family at