UNIONVILLE - Gretchen K. Brown, 80, of Unionville and formerly of Yalesville, beloved wife of James Brown, departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Apple Rehab Center in Plainville following a brief illness, surrounded by her family.
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Gretchen was born on Aug. 17, 1932, in Northford, daughter of the late Walter and Rosaline (Richards) Kern. She worked until her retirement as a secretary for North Star Fences. She was a member of over 50 years of the Order of the Eastern Star Meriden Chapter.
She is survived by her husband, James, of Unionville; along with her daughter, Noora Gayleen Brown and her husband, Khamis Abu-Hasaballah, of Unionville. She also leaves a brother, Alan Kern, of Maine; and a sister, Phyllis Smith, of Massachusetts. Gretchen also leaves her beloved grandchildren, Suhaib, Maryam, and Jennah.
Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the B. C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 S. Elm St., Wallingford. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed in her name to the Breast Cancer
. To leave a message of sympathy or for directions, please visit www.BCBailey.com
B.C. Bailey Funeral Home
273 South Elm Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
Published in The Record-Journal on Dec. 9, 2012