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 churchandallen.com
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.