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Matthew T. BROWN Obituary

BROWN, Matthew T.

Matthew T. Brown, 20, of Colchester passed away unexpectedly Friday (July 12, 2013). Born in Manchester Sept. 5, 1992, Matthew resided in Colchester with his family. Matthew graduated from Bacon Academy in Colchester, Class of 2010 and worked at Parker X-Ray in East Hartford. From the time Matt was born, he enjoyed spending countless hours at his favorite place, Amston Lake. He loved fishing and spending time there with his father, Thomas, and two brothers, Collin and Conor. Matthew took great pride in being a big brother and loved to play football and watch the Green Bay Packers with his brothers. At age six Matthew starting playing football for the Colchester Cougars and went on to play at Bacon Academy where his dad stood by him as a coach and best friend. Matthew was predeceased by his loving father, Thomas A. Brown; and three great-grandmothers, Frances (Cosgrove) Cwikla , Frances M. Skut, and Helen E. Zagaski. Matthew loved playing Bingo with Grammy Skut and hearing old family stories from Grammy Cwikla. Matthew and his father shared an inseparable bond. Matthew is survived by his devoted mother, Nicole M. Brown, who always stood by his side; two brothers, Collin P. Brown, and Conor N. Brown; an aunt, Erin S. Zagaski with whom he shared many wonderful memories; two beloved grandmothers, Susan M. Skut (Mimi) and Judy N. Brown (Grammy Judy); two grandfathers, Richard E. Zagaski and wife Judy, Thomas F. Brown and wife Grazina; great-grandmother, Dorothy (Lanagan) Brown; great grandfather, Edward P. Zagaski; numerous great-aunts and uncles, cousins, extended family, and best friend from high school Evan Wojcik.
Visitation will be held at the Belmont / Sabrowski Funeral Home, 144 South Main St., Colchester on Thursday evening, July 18, 2013 from 6- 8 p.m. A Catholic Memorial Service will be held on Friday July 19 at 10 a.m. at St Andrew's Catholic Church, 128 Norwich. Ave., Colchester immediately followed by a reception at St. Joseph's Polish Society, 395 South Main St., Colchester. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers and at the request of the family, memorial donations towards Collin and Conor's education can be made to Matthew Brown Memorial Fund at Liberty Bank, 219 South Main St., Colchester, CT 06415.

Published in The Hartford Courant on July 16, 2013
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