Richard H. Brown
1942 - 2019
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home - New London
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT
Waterford-Richard H. Brown, 77, a longtime Waterford resident and most recently living in Niantic, passed away Saturday night, November 23, 2019, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, after a long medical battle. He was born April 21, 1942 in Cambridge, MA, the son of the late Samuel Brown and Jennie Slobodkin Brown. He graduated from Bates College, Lewiston, ME in 1963 with a B.S. degree in chemistry and from the University of Connecticut in 1967 with an M.S. degree in chemistry. He worked for Pfizer Inc for 35 years. Dick married Marjorie A. Mulcahy on February 12, 1972 in Windsor, CT. He is survived by his wife Marge, their daughter Jennifer L. Brown and her husband Robert L. Hendrickson of Niantic, their daughter Tracy B. Phillips and her husband Paul T. Phillips of Ledyard, and their son David J. Brown and his wife Amanda J. Russell-Brown of Norton, MA. He also leaves three beloved grandchildren, Elizabeth R. Phillips, Catherine M. Hendrickson and Matthew J. Hendrickson. He is also survived by two brothers-in-law, Richard P. Mulcahy and his wife Yuri Katto, of Japan, and Thomas O. Mulcahy and his wife Pamela of Florida, his sister-in-law Bobbie Brown, wife of his late brother Louis B. Brown, of Washington, D.C., as well as cousins in the Boston, MA, area. The family would like to thank the following for their kindness recently and during the last few difficult years: Dr. Abel Donka, Visiting Nurses of Southeastern Connecticut, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital 6.2, Curtin Transportation, East Lyme Ambulance, Susan Blair, Lighthouse Companion Care, and Care at Home. Funeral services are Tuesday, (Nov. 26) 11 am at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Avenue, New London, CT., Interment will follow in Jordan Cemetery, Boston Post Rd, Waterford, CT., there are no calling hours. Online condolences may be expressed at
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Published by Hartford Courant on Nov. 25, 2019.
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Dear Marge:
I just found out about Richard's passing. I am very upset to have heard this news. I would love to come see you and pay my respects. I loved Richard.

Cousin Jack
Jack Brown
February 5, 2020
Dear Marge,

Bernie and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Richard was a special man.

Debbie and Bernie
November 26, 2019
Marge and family, please accept our condolences and know we shall keep all of you in our prayers.
Rich & Joan Colbert
November 25, 2019
Dear Marge, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Lily Eastwood
November 25, 2019
Cousin Marge, Jen, Tracy and David please know that Virginia and I are saddened by your loss, but grateful to have known Dick. He was a wonderful example of a loving family man and great father.
Bill and Virginia Eckert
November 25, 2019
Dear Jen and family - so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Manisha Patel
November 25, 2019
Scott Eaton
November 25, 2019
Our sympathy to Marge, Jendy, Tracy and David,
Sending our condolences to all of you. Well done, Dick, for a life well lived. The world is a better place for having you in it.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Rest in Peace
Harvey & Ellen Martineau
November 24, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to everyone who loved him. So many memories of Mr. Brown growing up....may he Rest In Peace.
Jackie Meislitzer
November 24, 2019
Words fail at a time like this, so I'll sit with you in silence until you feel safe enough to speak.
November 24, 2019
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