Waterford - Henrietta Brown, 86, of Waterford, widow of the late Fletcher Brown, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Nov. 28, 1925, in New London, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Catherine Broske. Henrietta was raised in New London but lived all of her adult life in Waterford. Henrietta graduated from the Williams Memorial Institute and retired from the New London Sub Base after 28 years of employment. In her earlier years, she volunteered her time with the Waterford Little League and in retirement she volunteered at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital. Although she had a full working career, she always devoted herself to her role as wife and mother and as Nanny to her beloved grand and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by the loves of her life, her children; son, Kim Brown of Groton; and daughter, Debbie (Brown) Murphy and her husband, Ed, of South Windsor; her granddaughters, Jennifer (Murphy) Ward and her husband, Peter, from Boyds, Md. and Jessica (Murphy) Groleau and her husband, Shawn, of Enfield; her great-grandchildren, Lizzy, Brayden and Nathan; her sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Jack Palmer of Fresno, Calif.; long time family friend, Carol Kargul of Groton; and her many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Mitchell Broske who was killed in action aboard the USS Tiger during World War II; and her sister, Stella Hutchins.
Her family would like to thank the employees at the New London Social Security office, Hospice Southeastern CT, especially nurses Dawn and Holly and her aide, Stephanie; Dr. David Thompson; Dr. Govil and the New London Cancer Center; and the Lawrence & Memorial Cancer Center.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Lake Ave., Niantic. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London. Calling hours will be held for 2 hours prior to the service from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be made to Hospice SECT, CPTV Church Service or Disabled American Veterans.
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