James Robert (Jimmy) Brown Sr. died peacefully on Jan. 28 at the Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, Me. He was 80. He was born in Oak Bluffs to William B. and Clara (Silva) Brown of Edgartown.

After graduating from the Edgartown High School he joined his father in the electrical contracting business of Bill Brown’s Electric.

He always had a smile on his face and was willing to help where help was needed, and a serious work ethic which he passed on to his grandsons, especially Scott.

Jimmy was a Master Mason of 53 years at Oriental-Martha’s Vineyard Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Oak Bluffs.

He was a master electrician in both Massachusetts and Maine and an electrical contractor, operating the business after his father’s death until 1999.

He was a volunteer firefighter in Edgartown as well as Windsor and Whitefield, Me., retiring after a combined 50 years of service. He had joined the Edgartown fire department at age 16.

He was predeceased by his parents, a sister, Jeanann and her husband Curtis Collison 3rd, and his lifetime friends Walter Smith and Everett (Porky) Francis.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Linda Brown of Windsor, a daughter, Polly, and a son J. Robert Brown Jr.; a sister Sandra Arnold of Edgartown and Florida; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, a cousin and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be in the spring at Rest Haven Cemetery in Windsor.

Donations can be made to the Coopers Mills Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 341, Coopers Mills, Me., 04341 or to a charity of choice.

Arrangements under the care of Plummer Funeral Home in Windsor.