Mary L. Brown, 93, formerly of Palatka, Florida passed away peacefully January 17, 2018 in Scituate MA.
Mary was predeceased by her husband Richard D. Brown (1996) and her eldest son Lloyd R. Brown (2000). She is survived by her daughter Alice Brown and her husband Glenn of Scituate, MA, her son Peter and his wife Carol of St. Augustine FL, and daughter-in-law Mary Brown (Lloyd) of Bowling Green KY; 3 grandchildren, James (Krista), Jeremy (Danielle) and Craig; two great grandchildren Carter and Kylie; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was born in Caribou, ME on March 31, 1924 to the late Lloyd and Lena (White) Leavitt.
On May 29, 1947 she married Richard (Dick) Brown in Presque Isle, ME, where together they raised 3 children. In 1978 they retired to Florida, living in St. Pete until 1984 when they moved to Gainesville to be near their first grandchild. After Dick passed away Mary moved to Palatka in 1998 with her son, his wife and their two children. Mary's last 5 years were spent in assisted living and under the care of her daughter and husband in Scituate MA.
She loved children of all ages, pets, reading, music, attending sporting events, and chocolate. She enriched the lives of others by caring for them as family. She especially loved spending time with her extended family, and adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Throughout her life Mary was a devout Catholic and in Maine was an active member of the Daughters of Isabella. She took many opportunities in her lifetime to volunteer assistance to those in need. For most of her 15 years in Palatka, Mary worked as a volunteer with Putnam Community Medical Center's Chapter of Senior Friends logging well over 10,000 hours of service at PCMC and was Volunteer of the year in 2005. For one year she had her own private parking spot!
A family graveside memorial is being planned for April at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell where she will be interred next to husband Dick. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to your local pet rescue service.