VIRGINIA BROWN Virginia Bromley Bratt Brown departed this life at home June 14th, 2013 in Santa Fe New Mexico, surrounded by family and friends. She was born July 16, 1922 in Everett Massachusetts. She grew up in Winchester Massachusetts with her mother, father, and sister. She was a US Army Nurse serving in the Philippines and Japan during World War Two. During her working live she continued to serve Veterans as a nurse in the Veterans Hospital system. She married Franklin A. Brown in 1947 and they lived their lives in Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and then moved to Vermont in 1959. Virginia noticed all the beauty of the world: in rocks, trees, animals, and people. She inspired us with her belief in positivity and peace. Not always realizing the impact of her inspiration on our individual lives, the goodness and honesty of this woman will always be a part of us.She overcame cancer 35 years ago further amazing her family and friends with her fortitude. Virginia leaves her 6 children: Deborah Brown of Brattleboro, VT; David Brown of Sharon, VT; Jeffery Brown of Santa Fe, NM; Dexter Brown of Ludlow, VT; Judith Ivey of Santa Fe, NM; and Melissa Mancinelli of Covelo, CA; Her sister Thelma Graham of Manchester, NH; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two on the way; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends young and old. A memorial service in Virginia Brown's memory will be held at the Bishop's Lodge Resort Gazebo on Bishops Lodge road in Santa Fe Sunday June 16th from three to five pm. In lieu of flowers please make your donation to Ambercare Hospice 550D Saint Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, NM. 87505
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900