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Eleanor B. Brown

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Eleanor B. (Baker) Brown, lifelong resident of Holbrook, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, Aug. 3, 2014, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of almost 72 years to Edmund C. Carl Brown, she was the loving mother of Richard Brown and his wife Sandy of Va., Phyllis Elaine Magnussen and her husband Milton of Conn., Kenneth Brown and his wife Mary of Randolph, Steven Brown and his wife Sue of Brockton, Donald E. Brown and his wife Ellen of Plymouth, Carol Ann Rovaldi and her husband Don of Sharon, James Brown and his wife Janet of Bridgewater, and William Brown and Audrey of Brockton; sister of the late Cliff Baker Jr., Irene Craig, Roger Baker and Louis Baker. Also survived by 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Eleanor was born in Holbrook and was a graduate of Sumner High School, Holbrook. She was the former organist and choir director at Brookville Baptist Church, Holbrook, where she also ran the arts and crafts program for the Vacation Bible School program for several years. She then was the organist at Winthrop Congregational Church, Holbrook. She was also a former Cub Scout leader, Brownie and Girl Scout leader. Eleanor also was a former member of the Brookville Grange, where she met her husband, and a freelance reporter for The Enterprise in Brockton. She worked for the Yards of Pleasure, Holbrook. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts and working in her garden. She also enjoyed decorating cakes and worked with her daughter Carol doing a small cake decorating business. At the familys request, visiting hours have been omitted and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Winthrop Congregational Church, 16 N. Franklin St., Holbrook, MA 02343. Arrangements under the direction of the Cartwright Funeral Home, 68 So. Franklin St. (Rte. 37), Holbrook. For additional information, directions or to leave a sympathy message, visit our Web site at www.cartwrightfuneral.com.

Published in The Enterprise on Aug. 7, 2014
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