Woodstock – Patricia Elaine (Converse) Brown, 79, of Converse Rd., passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Day Kimball Hospital. The beloved wife of Donald L. Brown, they celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in July. Born in Putnam, she was the eldest daughter of the late Richard E. and Patricia (O’Keefe) Converse. A life time resident of Woodstock, Pat was raised on the family’s farm, Maple Hill Farm, on Converse Road.
Pat taught preschool at the East Woodstock Nursery School for 31 years and often spoke fondly of the children she saw grown up, in town, with families of their own. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school and served as treasurer at the East Woodstock Congregational Church. Pat was an avid bird-watcher and loved being outdoors working in her gardens. Her many hobbies included genealogy, needlework, reading and playing the piano. Recently she had been focused on digitizing her father’s reel-to-reel films in which he had photographed life on the farm between the years of 1940 to 1982.
In addition to her husband, Pat is survived by; her daughters, Diane Abood of Clinton, CT, JoAnn Lussier and her husband Lawrence of Putnam, Debra Porter and her husband Eric of Woodstock, and Karen DeLuca and her husband Daniel of Masaryktown, FL; her sisters, Marilyn Morin of Quinebaug and Kathleen Frappier of Woodstock; her six grandchildren; and her three great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to a funeral service for Pat at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the East Woodstock Congregational Church. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Muddy Brook Fire Dept. P.O. Box 222, South Woodstock, CT 06267. To sign the memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.