Leona Brown of Glen Aubrey, New York and Fountain, Colorado
Written by Mark A. Brown
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Leona at the age of 95. She was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. Leona outlived her two younger sisters, as well as all of her brothers- and sisters-in-law. She represented the end of an era for our family. She was predeceased by her loving husband William “Bill” E. Brown of 51 years, and sons William Jr. and Tom, as well as her great-grandson Gavin.
Leona was a graduate of Binghamton High School. She was a long time resident of Glen Aubrey, New York before moving to Fountain, Colorado. Leona was blessed with the talent of sewing and knitting, and made many beautiful quilts. She loved to travel to visit her family, and absolutely loved going on summer camping trips at Raquette Lake. She was so proud to be able to say she had traveled to all 50 states with Bill, including Hawaii twice! She and Bill built their home in Glen Aubrey where they proudly raised their six children.
Leona is survived by a large family. Janice, Michelle and Jake, Carter, Cooper, and Cameron; Cheryl, Vicky, Lisa and Kevin; Mark (son) and LuAnn, Craig, Amy and Adam, Austin and Viv, Amelia, Connor, Liam, Kasey, Colleen, Ashlin, Madison, and Tucker; Beth (daughter) and Jim, Jennifer, Jessica and Parker, and Kovi; Bonnie (daughter) and Wayne, Rachel, Paul and Bona, and Bruce; Brenda (daughter) and Mark, Scott and Anna, Aurora, Eric, and Erin, as well as so many other family members.
For the last 20 years when we called Mom on the phone, her opening line was, “I’m still here.” We will all miss her dearly. The family will receive friends at Most Holy Rosary Church Saturday May 20, 2023 from 10am until the Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial will be in Glen Aubrey Cemetery.
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