Margaret M. Brown
1923-2013 ADAMS Margaret M. Brown, 89, of 17 Randall St., died Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Williamstown Commons Care Center. Born in Adams on Oct. 23, 1923, daughter of the late Edmund R. and Julia V. Gavin St. John she attended Adams schools and graduated from the former Adams High School with the class of 1941. Mrs Brown then became employed by the former New England Telephone Co. as an operator and after 40 years of service retired from what is now known as Verizon.
She was a communicant of the former St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Adams where she was very involved in church functions, taught CCD, and was director of the church funeral choir for many years.
She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and also a member of the former Heptones singing group.
Her husband, Robert I. Brown, whom she married on April 12, 1947, died August 11, 2000.
She is survived by five sons, Thomas Brown and his companion Theresa Kennedy, Timothy Brown and his wife Jacqueline, all of Adams, Robert I. Brown Jr. and his wife Robyn of Sandy Creek, N.Y., Bernard Brown and his wife Carrie of Hudson, Mass., Peter Brown and his wife Denise of Pittsfield; four daughters, Margaret Brown and her husband Frederick Nicholaev, Mary Murray and her husband Robert, Nancy Chittenden and her companion Mark Therrien, all of Adams, Roberta Beeker and her husband George of Pittsfield; a brother, Bernard St. John of Huntington, N.Y.; a sister, Veronica Wheeler of Pittsfield; 18 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Edmund R. St. John Jr. and Charles St. John, and a son-in -law, Martin Chittenden.
FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Margaret M. Brown will take place Thurs., April 25, 2013 at 9 a.m. from the TROTTIER PRINGLE FUNERAL HOME, 6 Summer St., Adams, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Parish of Pope John Paul the Great in Adams. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery in Adams. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Donations in her memory can be made to the Parish of Pope John Paul Food Pantry in care of the funeral home.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 23, 2013