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DORIS (GERMAIN) BROWN




DORIS (GERMAIN) BROWN passed away at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, Connecticut on Monday May 6th 2024 at 107 years old. She was born March 31, 1917 in Wallingford CT, the daughter of Francois Xavier Germain and Margaret (Comerford) Germain who predeceased her. A long time resident of East Haddam, CT she was predeceased by her husband Frank Brown and her children Kevin Francis McCleland and Janice Brown Petrucci . Her survivors include her daughter Mary Beth Brown-Traynor of Glastonbury, CT; her sons John Gregory "Jack" McCleland and his wife Elizabeth Campbell of New York City; Robert Brown and his wife Alice Brown of Plainville, CT; and Donald Brown of Plainville,CT. She is also survived by her grandchildren Sean Traynor, Alex Traynor, Kellyann Kosma, Ashley Pederson, Eric Brown, Rebecca Brown, Darren Brown, Darcy Brown, Dawn Grodski, Ronald Petrucci, Denise Petrucci and Debbie Petrucci, many great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.



Doris had an interesting and varied life. She grew up in Wallingford CT living through the Depression and working at Stanley-Judd during WW II inspecting bullet casings. She later retired from Wallace's Silverware to raise a family. After her husband retired they moved to East Haddam, CT. She had many friends and enjoyed spending time with her many extended family and neighbors. She was active in the Sunset Acres Association and an active member of St. Bridget's of Kildare church as well as the Ladies Guild. She was a loyal friend and loved and will be missed by many. Her children and many of her extended family have fond memories of summers spent at a rented cottage on Clinton beach and at her lakehouse on Bashan Lake. She was never one to miss a party.



There will be no viewing. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bridget of Kildare, 75 Moodus-Leesvile Rd. Moodus, Connecticut, Monday, May 13th at 11:00 AM. A celebration of her life will be held after the service. Burial will be at the St. Bridget of Kildare cemetery.

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