Mary Alice Brown

Mrs. Mary Alice (Rowland) Brown, 90 of Ridgefield, wife of the late Frederick Brown and mother of Susan Brown, died at her home on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.

Mrs. Brown was born in Ridgefield, October 12, 1920, daughter of Joseph and Alice (McSherry) Rowland.  Shortly after her birth, Mrs. Brown relocated with her family and resided for many years in the Bahamas and Fort Lauderdale, FL while maintaining her annual summer vacations annually here in Ridgefield.  For the past nine years, Mrs. Brown was a full time resident of Ridgefield having resided with her daughter and son in law.

She was a former member of St. Sebastian Church of Fort Lauderdale and of its Ladies Guild.  She was also a volunteer at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art and enjoyed travel.

In addition to her daughter, Susan Brown and her husband, Merrill both of Ridgefield, Mrs. Brown is survived by her son in law, Phillip Gallagher of Riverview, FL; six grandchildren, Michael Gallagher, Maureen Gallagher Perkins, Freddie Gallagher, Alice Brown Blakely, Caroline Brown Simms and Charlotte Brown; three great grandchildren, Hannah Perkins, Beau Perkins and Charlotte Brown and a great great grandson.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brown was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Gallagher.

A Celebration of Life service will take place at the direction of the family.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in Mrs. Brown’s memory and honor may be made to one’s own favorite charity.

Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

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