Suzanne "Suzie" Brown
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Essex - Suzanne "Suzie" Brown, our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, passed away Aug. 5, 2019, from complications after a fall in her home. She joins her beloved husband, Templeton "Temp" Brown of 58 years. We will celebrate them both by living their example of truth, love, and commitment.

Suzie celebrated beauty in life by picnicking in the countryside, arranging flowers from her garden, traveling the world, and savoring languages, cuisine, literature, colors, and the natural world. She cherished her family. We all have cultivated deep artistic roots because she showed us how to appreciate beauty in everything around us, every day of her life.

Suzie lived in Winnetka, Ill. for over three decades, and then returned to her childhood state of Connecticut to begin a new adventure with our dad, Temp, in Lyme. She had a wonderful group of friends, old and new, first from her many years in Illinois, and then more recently centered in Lyme and at the Essex Meadows Senior Retirement Community, in Essex. Suzie loved and appreciated the connections she made in Essex Meadows with her neighbors, staff, care-team, and her dear friend, Len Lonnegren.

Suzie will be remembered forever by her family, daughter Lisa Brown and her husband Mark Lellman; grandson Matt Lellman; and granddaughters, Leah Lellman (husband Josh Hisley) and Heidi Lellman (husband Jake Bonnerup); and great-grandson, Theo Bonnerup; daughter Suzanne Butz and her husband Ted Butz; grandsons Teddy Butz and Robert Butz (wife Jen Butz); and great-granddaughter, Hayden Butz; and daughter Maren Brown and her wife Patricia Morrison.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Lyme Land Trust, which was dear to both mom and dad's deep appreciation of preserving nature for future generations to enjoy.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The Day on Aug. 11, 2019.
Memorial service
02:00 PM
First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
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August 1, 2020
We met Suzie and Temp in Winnetka, spent many a lovely evening with them discussing life and travel. We met and traveled with them in Europe several times; most memorably in Provence and northern Italy. We also visited them in Lyme, as they visited us in California. A friendship that began in common interests developed into the warmest relationship humans can share. We miss them both to a degree that is difficult to describe. They are together now and all is right with the universe again.
Barbara and Jeff Rogers
August 20, 2019
Dear Lisa, Suzanne, and Maren,
I was so sorry to learn of your mother's death, which I saw in the Winnetka Talk. Certainly the end of an era! I remember her so vividly in St. Joe, with you three darling little girls running through the woods and playing on the beach. And then, when Suzanne was our wonderful babysitter when she was at New Trier and our kids were little (and was there for the birth of Reed in the middle of the night!), I would talk to your mom when I'd call to talk to Suzanne or when we'd pick up or drop off Suzanne after a babysitting gig. Suzie was always a lovely, soft spoken, kind, and generous person and she and your dad were a wonderful pair. They were a half generation older that us and were always role models for a wonderful family and a devoted couple. Just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and your family and sending our love and condolences. Fondly, Blakely
Blakely Bundy
August 14, 2019
She will be missed. Our thoughts are with you and wish we could be there.

Jim, Kellie, Logan & Chase Hysen
August 13, 2019
Offering my deepest condolences to the family, may our God grant you strength and courage as you face the coming day's
August 12, 2019
What a pleasure it was working with Temp on the land trust, but I remember the kindness and heart of Suzy so well. A sad time.
August 11, 2019
We recall so fondly seeing Suzie and Temp walking on Birchmill Road near their lovely home. Suzie always had a warm smile and kind words. We will miss her gracious presence. With most sincere condolences, Jean Miner and Jim Malone
Jean and Jim Malone
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