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BROWN, Adele (Shapiro) Age, 97, of Chestnut Hill, on Jan.12, 2019. Adored wife for 70 years of the late Stanley Brown, the love of her life.Beloved mother of Lynn Kargman, Donna Safran, Hillary Brown, & surrogate mother of Linda Limon for the past 50 years. Mother-in-law of William Kargman, Dr. Charles Safran, and Michael Grill. Cherished grandmother of Rachel Safran (Peter Holstein), Kathryn Kargman Holden (Richmond Holden III), Julie Krathen (Dr. Michael Krathen), Kimberly Kargman, Jeremy Grill and Joanna Grill. Great-grandmother of Zachary and Sophie Holstein, Alexa and Andrew Krathen and Richmond (Ry) Holden IV. Daughter of the late Hyman and Ethel Shapiro, and the sister of the late Frank H. Shapiro, Bertha Rosenblatt, and Leonard Shapiro. She also leaves many nieces and nephews. Adele was born in Boston, and was a lifelong resident of Brighton and Brookline. After graduating from Brighton High School, she was a paralegal in a downtown Boston law firm. While dating her future husband, she loved hearing dedications from him sent to her live on the radio while he was the bandleader of Harvard College's best swing jazz band. After their 1942 marriage, she traveled extensively through the South with her Army Lieutenant husband until he served overseas. Adele supported Stanley in his many endeavors and businesses. For eleven years, he worked seven days a week and she raised her children almost single-handedly. Adele was also an active member of Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline and its Sisterhood, an avid gardener and an outstanding cook. Adele was an exceptional daughter, wife, sister, mother, and grandmother who derived immense joy in spending time with her children, their spouses and her grandchildren. She devoted her life to her family and lovingly cared for everyone. She adored cooking for and hosting large family gatherings and holidays, relishing being surrounded by her whole family. She also warmly and graciously welcomed many guests to her home. We will all deeply miss her love, sensitivity, and warmth.We all feel truly blessed to have had her in our lives. Services at Temple Shalom, of Newton, 175 Temple St., West Newton, on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 11:30 am. Following Interment at Crawford St. Cemetery, Baker St., West Roxbury, Memorial Observance will be at the home of Donna and Charles Safran until 8 pm only. In lieu of flowers, donations in Adele's memory may be made to Newbridge on the Charles, 7000 Great Meadow Rd., Dedham, MA 02026. Memo: Longterm care.

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Published in Boston Globe from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14, 2019.
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January 14, 2019
Loving Condolences to Lynn, Donna, Hillary and their families. Adele taught me: If a family member is in the hospital, someone must be there to ensure the correct medications were being administered. This guidance has been my watchword for 50+ years and I share it with others, Michele Banker
January 13, 2019
Donna, Hillary and Donna, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. She was a beautiful, kind, loving and special woman, always smiling. I loved her and enjoyed the time I spent with her, I will miss her and always remember her. My deepest condolences to all of you and your families. Much love. Linda Hiller
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