Obituary of Lydia A Brown
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Lydia A. Brown, a woman who devoted to life to her family, her church and her community, passed away following a long battle with cancer. She was 67 years old.
Lydia was born in Connecticut. She was the daughter of the late Josepha and Winifred Brown. At the age of 8 her family moved to Burlington. Lydia was a 1970 graduate of Burlington High School. Lydia, along with her parents Joe and Winnie, were incredibly involved in the Burlington Citation Drum and Burgle Corp in the mid 1970’s.
Lydia was an advocate for those with Special Needs. Through the Burlington Recreation Department, Lydia directed “Spectacular Saturdays” and “Out and About” for Adults with Special Needs. She was a staff member and parent in the Recreation Therapeutic Recreation program. Lydia was instrumental in the success of the Burlington Pride Softball programs as well as the Softball tournaments that took place at Center School. Lydia and her daughter Jillian were staples in the ceramics program for the Recreation Department. She was a talented seamstress and offered a sewing class through the recreation department.
Lydia was an avid quilter and belonged to a quilting club for many years where she made many friendships. Lydia loved living in Burlington and was always volunteering to help with events going on in town.
Lydia was a longtime member of St. Margaret’s Church. The members of the church were like a second family to her. She taught Religious Education and was a Eucharistic Minster as well. She was always willing to lend a hand for anything that was happening to benefit the church. Lydia will be remembered as a selfless woman who always put the needs of her family above her own.
Lydia was the beloved mother of of Jillian S. Brown. Devoted sister of Richard Brown of Burlington, Robert Gay of Burlington, Robert Brown of Medford, David Brown of TX, Norma Brown of TX and the late George Brown. Loving sister-in-law of Diana Brown & her husband Peter Dwyer of Tyngsborough. Lydia is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. A visiting hour will be held at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128/95 Woburn side) on Tuesday, July 21 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at Noon. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers memorials in Lydia’s name may be made to St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington, MA 01803
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050