BROWN, Gwendolyn Ghiotto , "Nina", 88, passed away on December 26, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Lula Mae Ghiotto; husband, Charles L. Brown; son, Stephen Brown; and brothers, Tom and Jim Ghiotto. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley (Mark) Newton; granddaughter, Mandy (Luke) Howell; brother, Robert (Joan) Ghiotto; and many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. Gwen was a long time resident of Tampa, attending Hillsborough High School. An avid golfer, Gwen was an officer of Palma Ceia Women's Golf Association, winning many tournaments. Gwen worked as a bookkeeper at Mid-State Homes and after retirement, continued dining with her "Jim Walter crew." She was a lifetime member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, participating in many flower shows with friends in the Calliandra Circle. Nina most enjoyed Thanksgiving with family and watching her granddaughter grow up. A visitation will be held Saturday, December 29 from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM, with a funeral service to follow at 1 PM, both at the funeral home. Visit the online guestbook at www.BlountCurryMacDill.com
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Published in TBO.com on Dec. 28, 2012