Edna K. Brown

Brown, Edna K.

Damariscotta, ME: October 27, 1917 - December 31, 2012.

Our wonderful mom, Edna Kingdon Brown, left us on December 31, 2012. She was the best mom ever to her four daughters, a tender loving partner and best friend to her husband, a valued friend to many, a gifted musician, and an inspiration to everyone who met her.

Besides her first passion—her family—Mom was an accomplished violinist. She was a charter member of Fairport Musicale and was instrumental in bringing a full music program to the Fairport School System; she was also an active member of Morning Musicale. She was devoted to Young Audiences from the start and for many years steadfastly supported the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra during their fund drives. In addition, she was a lifelong member of PEO and a longstanding member and supporter of First Baptist Church, Fairport.

She is survived by daughters Patti Brown and partner Bo Marks, and Jennifer Johnson and husband Dick Johnson all of Maine; four grandchildren Nate Kenyon, Amanda Kenyon, Jesse Brown Collins, and Jamie Bishop; and nine great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her loving husband Morris E. Brown; daughter Paula Green; daughter and son-in-law Pamela and David Kenyon; and sisters Ethel and Jeanne.

A celebration of Mom's life is being planned for this summer in Maine.

A tribute to her, and information about contributions in her name, may be found at the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home website: http://www.stronghancock.com.

Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Jan. 6, 2013