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Patricia D. (Dawson) Brown

November 17, 1934 ~ May 6, 2019 (age 84)

 Patricia D. Brown, 84, of Colchester, passed away on May 6, 2019 in Colchester. She was born in Middletown on November 17, 1934, a daughter of the late Walter and Ruth (Dudek) Dawson. Pat grew up in Colchester and graduated from Bacon Academy with the class of 1952.  She married her high school sweetheart, Frederick Brown, on October 16, 1954.  The couple raised their family in Colchester and became an intricate part of the community there.  She was a member of the Colchester Bible Baptist Church.  Pat had a varied career, working as a reporter for the Norwich Bulletin, selling insurance for Gerhardt Insurance, and she also drove a school bus.  Fondly known as the Clock Lady, she had a creative, artistic talent for sign lettering, clock design and painting.  Most importantly, Pat will be remembered by her family as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She will be sadly missed but always remembered with love by her husband Fred, of 64 years; Children and their spouses, Robert and wife Donna, Jonathan and wife Heidi, Kevin and wife Christina, all of Colchester, Karen and husband Thomas Hutchins of Salem, Deborah and husband David Hockman of Hanover, PA; a daughter-in-law, Heidi Brown of Colchester; two sisters, Judith Wozniak of Willimantic, Sharon and husband Gary Baack of AZ, a sister-in-law, Geraldine Dawson of Colchester; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and numerous extended family and friends.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Jeff Brown and a brother, Michael Dawson.  A memorial service will be held on June 8th at the Colchester Bible Baptist Church, 38 Chestnut Hill Rd., Colchester, beginning at 12:30 pm with visitation, followed by a memorial service at 1pm.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Colchester Bible Baptist Church.  or to the Colchester Hayward Volunteer Fire Dept. 54 Old Hartford Rd, 06415.  Burial will be private in the Exeter Cemetery in Lebanon.  The Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester has been entrusted with care of arrangements.  For online condolences, please visit   

Donations may be made to:

Colchester Bible Baptist Church
38 Chestnut Hill Road, Colchester CT 06415

Colchester Hayward Volunteer Fire Department
52 Old Hartford Road, Colchester CT 06415

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