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Alice E. 'Betty' Brown
of Leominster; 87

LEOMINSTER -- Alice Elizabeth "Betty" (Erickson) Brown, 87, formerly of Fitchburg and Leominster, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Life Care Center of Leominster.

Her husband, Charles H. Brown, Jr. died in 1995.

Mrs. Brown was born in Fitchburg, August 29, 1926, the daughter of Julius R. and Ida Johnson (Hietala) Erickson and was a graduate of Fitchburg High School and Fitchburg Teacher's College.

She has been employed by the Seattle Times, and also as an English teacher at Foxboro High School. She had worked in the advertising industry as a copywriter, continuity director, radio copywriter and in broadcasting as a women's editor in Newport, Rhode Island.

She has been active in community theatre having been a member of both the Stratton and Shirley Player's, was a member of the Fitchburg Art Museum, the Fitchburg Historical Society and the English Speaking Union, Newport, Rhode Island Branch. She also served on the Executive Board of the Leominster Hospital Guild at Leominster Hospital. She was a member of the First Church Unitarian Universalist.

She leaves her son, David R. Petersen of Lunenburg; a niece, two nephews; a grandnephew; and several step children.

Her daughter, Sally Brown, predeceased her in 2001.

BROWN -- A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 11th at the Isabelle & Anderson Funeral Home, 316 Clarendon Street, Fitchburg. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Mar. 7, 2014
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