Joan Elizabeth Brown
Church & Allen Funeral Service
136 Sachem Street
Norwich, CT
Joan Elizabeth Brown, 80, of Mains Crossing, passed away June 16, 2021 at the William W. Backus Hospital with her family by her side.
Joan was born April 12, 1941 in Westerly, RI, the daughter of the late Edward and Esther (Tillinghast) Larkin.
She married Jack A. Brown Jr., on October 27, 1962 at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Pawcatuck. He survives her.
She graduated from the Wm. W. Backus Hospital School of Nursing in 1962 and worked in the maternity department. She worked as an RN at the US Navy Sub Base Hospital in Maternity and at the Navy Family Service Center. She loved to quilt and was a member of the North Stonington Garden Club.
In addition to her husband Jack of 59 years, Joan is survived by her son Kevin Brown and his wife Catherine, daughters Laurie Williams, and Cynthia Brown and by her sisters Bronwyn Mullen and Jacqueline Brennan, and by her grandchildren Justine Williams, Corey Williams and Thomas Brown.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Edward Larkin Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 60 Liberty St. Pawcatuck on Saturday June 26, 2021 at 10 am, meeting directly at the church. Burial will immediately follow in Union Cemetery in North Stonington. There are no calling hours.
The family requests no flowers. Please visit to leave a message of condolence for Joan's family and to receive updated memorial donation information.
The Church and Allen Funeral Home, Norwich, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published by The Westerly Sun on Jun. 21, 2021.
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Michael the Archangel Church
60 Liberty Street, Pawcatuck, CT
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Jack so sorry to hear of your wife's passing. She was a very sweet lady. In our thoughts during this difficult time.
Mike and Kimberly Gray
July 6, 2021
Jack we are so sorry to hear of Joans passing. You are in Our thoughts and prayers . She was a lovely woman she will be missed
Bob, Jackie , Adam Volack
June 27, 2021
Jack, Jackie, and Bronwyn: I am so sorry to hear of Joanies passing. I just found out too late to attend the funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Teresa and Tony Amaral
June 26, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time
Debbie and Willie Tell
June 25, 2021
We are sad to hear of Joan’s passing. The Brown’s were our neighbors in Noank. We are sorry for your loss.
Roberta Lewis
June 23, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
June 21, 2021
Susan B. Rogers
June 20, 2021
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