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Joan Ann Brown

November 18, 1949 — June 12, 2024


Joan Ann Brown

Joan Ann Brown, daughter of the late Thomas Byard Brown and Mary Catherine Keay Brown passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 12, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Joan was a graduate of Somerville High School, Somerville, MA, class of 1968 and enjoyed a lengthy career for many years as a Real Estate Broker throughout the Reading, Stoneham, and Wilmington, MA area.

She was a loving sister to her predeceased brother, Thomas James Brown, late of Greenfield, Massachusetts, and is lovingly remembered by her sisters, Gail P. Ingalls of Wakefield. MA, Mary L. Smith of Stoneham, MA, and her brother Daniel John Brown and his wife Maureen Gibelli Brown of Concord, NH. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joan is remembered by her family as the life of every family gathering.

A brief memorial service will be held, for immediate family members only, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home, 322 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 02180. Joan's Funeral Mass, for all friends and relatives, will be celebrated at 10:00 am in St. Patrick Parish, 71 Central St., Stoneham, Tuesday, June 18, at 10 a.m. 

Interment will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. MA

Life Is Forever, Death Is a Dream

If we did not go to sleep at night,

We’d never awaken to see the light. 

And the joy of watching a new day break

Or meeting the dawn by some quiet lake,

Would never be ours unless we slept 

While God and all His angels kept,

A vigil through this “little death”

That’s over with the morning’s breath.

And death, too, is a time of sleeping

For those who died are in God’s keeping.

And there’s a sunrise for each soul,

For life, not death is God’s promised goal.

So trust God’s promise and doubt Him never.

For only through death can man live forever!

WORDS OF APPRECIATION: Our hearts have been made to rejoice during the illness and passing of our loved one by the many acts of kindness extended to our family. Your prayers and all expressions of love and sympathy are greatly appreciated. May God’s blessings of peace and love continue with you forever.

 The Brown Family

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