SANTA FE, N.M. — A memorial service was held June 16 at the Bishop’s Lodge Resort Gazebo in Santa Fe, N.M. for Virginia Bromley Bratt Brown, who died June 14, surrounded by family and friends.
She was born July 16, 1922 in Everett, Mass. She grew up in Winchester, Mass. with her mother, father and sister.
She was a U.S. Army nurse serving in the Philippines and Japan during World War II.
During her working life she continued to serve veterans as a nurse in the Veterans Hospital system.
She married Franklin A. Brown in 1947 and they lived their lives in Connecticut and Massachusetts and then moved to Woodstock in 1959.
Virginia noticed all the beauty of the world: in rocks, trees, animals, and people. She inspired us with her belief in positivity and peace. Not always realizing the impact of her inspiration on our individual lives, the goodness and honesty of this woman will always be a part of us. She overcame cancer 35 years ago further amazing her family and friends with her fortitude.
Virginia leaves her six children: Deborah Brown of Brattleboro, David Brown of Sharon, Jeffery Brown of Santa Fe, N.M., Dexter Brown of Ludlow, Judith Ivey of Santa Fe, N.M. and Melissa Mancinelli of Covelo, Calif; a sister Thelma Graham of Manchester, N.H.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two on the way; numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends young and old.
In lieu of flowers please make your donation to Ambercare Hospice, 550D Saint Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, NM. 87505.
This obituary first appeared in the June 27, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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