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Anna Shirley (Montgomery) Dill Brown

April 28, 1926 ~ August 29, 2017 (age 91)

Anna “Shirley” Dill Brown, passed away peacefully Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2017) at the Chestelm HCC in Moodus at the age of 91. Shirley was born on April 28, 1926 in West Haven, the daughter of the late George and Anna (Spose) Montgomery. She was the widow of the late Gustaf E. Dill Sr., with whom she bore five children and shared 52 years of marriage before he predeceased her on April 28, 1998.  Shirley later wed the late Ellsworth “Brownie” Brown and they enjoyed their retirements together for nearly 13 years before he passed on October 8, 2014.  In addition to raising her five children, she worked outside of the home as well, selling Stanley Home Products since 1963 and had also worked at the family business known as Dill Brothers Farm in East Haddam.  Mrs. Dill-Brown was an active community member and volunteer in many ways.  She was a 7th degree Golden Sheaf Member of the Grange, having served in nearly every post including Past Master.  Shirley was a member of the East Haddam VFD Ladies Auxiliary, as well as Bethlehem Lutheran Church in East Hampton since 1966.  
Survivors include three children, Carol Kedalo of Auburn, WA, Rudolph and wife, Shirley Dill of Moodus and Lois and Joe Judkins of East Hampton; her daughter-in-law, Brenda Dill of Middletown; eight grandchildren; and several great grandchildren, extended family members and friends.  In addition to her parents and spouses, she was predeceased by two children, Gustaf Dill, Jr. and Linda Dill; as well as her eight siblings.  Friends may call 5 - 7 PM Friday (Sept. 8th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester.  She will be laid to rest privately in Waterhole Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 31, East Hampton 06424 or the American Lyme Disease Foundation, P.O. Box 466, Lyme 06371 ( 


Charitable donations may be made to:

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
P.O. Box 31, East Hampton CT 06424

American Lyme Disease Foundation
P.O. Box 466, Lyme CT 06371

 Service Information

September 8, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

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