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Mary Ellen Brown

Mary Ellen Brown (Curtin)

Friday, June 29th, 1945 - Friday, December 18th, 2020
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Mary Ellen Brown (nee Curtin), beloved Mum and Nana, 75, passed away at home on Dec.18, 2020 following a long and brave battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

By her side, her husband of 52 years, Phillip J. Brown, often reminisced over the life they had built together.
Mary Ellen’s biggest joy came from her family. She worked with unwavering determination to create a happy life for those around her.

Mary Ellen guided her children and grandchildren with strength, loyalty, compassion and above all grace.
The best days were filled with toddlers, pancakes, hugs, hockey and soccer games; Boston sport’s teams, holidays and most memorably Sunday dinners with lots of laughter.

Above all, Mary Ellen expressed that the most important meaning of her life was the love for her family and those she leaves behind; loving husband, Phillip J Brown; Son, David Brown and wife, Jennifer and their children, Jack, Kelsey, Kate and Elvis; Daughter, Martha Brown; Son, P.J. Brown, and wife Colette and their children, William and Hannah; Son, Matthew Brown, and wife Kelly and their children Quinn and Nolan; Son Jeffrey Brown and love Brittany Doon. Mary Ellen also leaves behind her brother Richard Curtin and wife Anne, Sister Martha Burbank, Brother-in-law Dennis Brown and wife CharAnn; Sister-in-law Mary Brown and Partner Paula St. Louis, as well as many cherished nieces and nephews.

With her open heart and wonderful cooking, Mary Ellen made every Christmas a joyful memory. She was looking forward to Christmas this year with great anticipation. She will instead be our stellar beauty, our Christmas star. She would want you all to celebrate a perfect day with those that you love.

Due to current restrictions, there will be one calling hour on December 26th at Burke Funeral Home in Wellesley, MA from 10am-11am, followed by a family mass and burial.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 26th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, December 26th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Henry J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home
    56 Washington Street
    (Rte 16)
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  • Service

    Services will be private.
    Private, MA
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T.J. & Sarah

Posted at 02:23pm
In honor of your wonderful mom's memory. The love that she clearly gave to you shines through all of you. Our hearts go out to you all.

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Kaylin Attridge

Posted at 12:53pm
To The Brown Family,
We mourn the loss of Mary Ellen with you today and are with you in spirit. We will pray for your comfort and strength through this difficult time. We will always remember Mary Ellen for her strong family values and inner strength she demonstrated throughout her lifetime. Her spirit will remain with us indefinitely!

The Murphy's and Attridge's


Posted at 10:32am
Our deepest love and sympathy go to all of the family. Our prayers are with you on this sad day. She is one of Gods angels now and out of pain. God Bless you all. Jack and Doreen Quinn


Posted at 05:47pm
My favorite house to go to when I was growing up was the Merritt Street house. Not only because of the pool, the cable box, and all of the cereal that I didn't have at my own house, it was because of Mrs. Brown and they way she treated all of us. She was always so warm and engaging. It was rare to be treated like a "real human" at age 10 but when she asked you how you were, she would listen to your answer. She would feed us, she would talk football with us, and somehow she wouldn't even lose her mind when six of us would end up sleeping in her living room. More importantly, 10 years later, she would open her home to me during a much more trying time. When nobody wanted to let me in their house, she let me stay at Brooke Street. She was aware of what I was going through, but she never made me feel uncomfortable and I never felt judged. She was always that same wonderful, warm woman that I knew growing up. I'm eternally grateful for knowing her and calling one of her sons a brother to me. -BT

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