Obituary of Luella Brown
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Luella “Lue” Brown , a woman with a strong faith and devotion to her family, passed away after a long and joyous life on Sunday, October 29, 2023. She was 90 years old. Lue was born in Brooklyn New York. She was the daughter of Louie Malcolm Harris and Helen (Herman) Harris. At the age of seven, she settled in Arlington, MA. She was a graduate of Arlington High School. She was a very independent and goal-oriented individual, a trait learned from her mother. To afford college, she worked for Former Governor of Massachusetts, and then United States Senator, Leverett Saltonstall. She assisted with the caring of his children and secretarial work. It helped her to attend night school at the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance in Boston. She worked for Polaroid, then Millipore in their accounting department for over 25 years. She enjoyed her career, her coworkers, and being able to give her family the stability and little extras that she did not have growing up.
Lue believed in being involved in community, church, and her children’s lives. She was a longtime member of the Burlington Historical Society and served as President from 2003 to 2009, and she donated artifacts to the Burlington’s Historical Museum. She was a longtime and active member of the United Church of Christ Congregational church in Burlington. She served as both a Deacon and a greeter. She volunteered for the Holiday Fair, Valentine’s events, and all the socials and fundraisers in the church. United Church of Christ was a place where she shared and deepened her faith. It was an important part of her children’s lives as they grew up. Lue had that motherly instinct that always placed her family first. She was always there to support them in their activities and sports, tend to them when they were ill, and someone to go to for guidance. She was ever present at their sporting events and art exhibits. She continued that tradition with her grandchildren as well. Lue and her husband Dick had a wonderful 47 years of marriage. They were a team and shared many of the same family and religious values. They had many special memories at Half Moon Lake in NH, and at the Cape house in Bourne. They took many family road trips to visit historical landmarks. They loved to travel, especially on cruises. Lue loved her role as “Grammie” to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She went to their activities, helped with day care, and baby sat. Lue will be remembered for so many reasons; her devotion to her family, her faith, outgoing personality, positive outlook on life, and the love she showered upon her family and friends. She will always hold a special place in the hearts of those she loved and cared for.
Lue was the beloved wife of the late Richard “Dick”. Loving mother of Ronald Brown & his spouse Christopher Corbin of Minneapolis, MN, Cindy "Cynthia” Brown & her spouse Barbara Nee of Poccasett, Randy Brown & his wife Kimberly of Middleton, Doug Brown & his wife Carolyn of Chelmsford, and Audrey Brown Hobby of N. Chelmsford. Sister of the late Laurence Harris. Proud grandmother of John Tablada, Janelle Lykon, Travis Brown & his wife Jessica, Evan Brown, Matthew Brown, Tracey Brown, Tatum Hobby, and Alec Brown. Great grandmother of Danika Wertman, Dunkan Wertman, Maverick Lykon, and Wesley Brown.
Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington on Saturday, November 4 from 9 to 11a.m, followed by a funeral service at the United Church of Christ Congregational, 6 Lexington St., Burlington, www.uccburlington.org at 11:30am. Services will conclude with a burial in North Burial Cemetery, Billerica.
Memorials in Luella’s name may be made to the United Church of Christ Congregational, 6 Lexington Street, Burlington, MA 01803.
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050