William J. Brown, 74, of Seekonk passed away Wednesday November 14, 2018 at the Rhode Island Hospital after a long illness with cancer. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Charles E. and Mary V. (Rush) Brown. Mr. Brown was a sprinkler fitter for Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems before retiring. He was a member of the Tri-City Elks, Lodge #14. He leaves his partner Martha Scott, three sisters, Janice Huerter and her husband Rod, Doris Warburton and her husband Jim and Elizabeth Halliwell and her husband Richard, one brother, Robert Brown and his wife Ann and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Ellen Granger and Joseph Brown. His funeral service will be held on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will be in Seekonk Cemetery. Calling hours Monday 4-7.