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Obituary for Eugene Brown

Eugene  Brown

WATERTOWN – Eugene Brown age 84 of Watertown, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and comfort of his family at the Vitas Innovative Care Unit of Saint Mary’s Hospital on Saturday, September 15, 2018 after a brief illness. He was the widower of Ann (Reynolds) Brown.

Gene was born December 31, 1933 in Providence, R.I., the son of the late Bernard James and Gladys (McHugh) Brown. He was raised and educated in and around Providence RI and received his degree from Roger Williams University. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Gene spent many years working for General Electric, retiring as an executive after many loyal years of service. He enjoyed traveling, reading Tom Clancy novels, and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He also enjoyed spending quality time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Gene was also an avid dog lover and had an extremely special bond with his best friends, Barney and Gracie. Gene was a devout Catholic and active parishioner of Saint John the Evangelist Church in Watertown, where he was a member of the prayer group. Gene will be sadly missed by all who were blessed to know and love him.

Among his survivors are his two sons; Thomas and his girlfriend, Angela Hughes of Watertown and Terry Brown of West Des Moines IA. He also leaves his adoring grandchildren; Ashley, Nicole, Zachary, Bennett and Brody Brown as well as his step grandchildren; Ellie and Jaymee Hughes.

Funeral services for Mr. Brown will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 when a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 570 Main St Watertown CT. Those planning to attend are kindly asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 12:00 Noon.in Saint Francis Cemetery Pawtucket, RI. There are no calling hours. O’Neill Funeral Home 742 Main St Oakville, CT has been entrusted to assist the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, to honor Gene’s memory, donations can be made to Saint John the Evangelist School 760 Main St Watertown 06795. To extend on-line expressions of sympathy to the family or for additional information, kindly visit the funeral home website at: www.oneillfuneralhome.com

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