Of Revere. Passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, surrounded by her loving family. She was 94 years old. Edith was born in Boston on February 24, 1929, daughter of the late Margaret (Diffley) and William Beck. She grew up in Charlestown and graduated from Charlestown High School. She married her husband William R. Brown in 1947. They raised their two children in Revere. Edie and Bill loved Saturday nights when they went dancing with their family and friends. Edie worked in finance for many years and retired from Polaroid Corporation. Above all, Edie (Nonnie) enjoyed and cherished time spent with family and friends. She will be remembered for her larger-than-life, feisty, funny and kind personality. She had a big, caring heart and will be missed by all who knew her.
Edie (Nonnie, Mom) was the beloved wife of the late William R. Brown, Sr., with whom she shared 60 years of marriage, prior to his passing in November of 2007. The devoted mother of William R. Brown, Jr., and his wife Patricia of Winthrop, and Stephen R. Brown and his wife Patricia of Nashua, NH.; Cherished grandmother of Revere Fire Fighter, William R. Brown and his wife Karen of Danvers, Kelly A. Lecomte and her husband John of Melrose, Stephanie E. Peach and her husband Mark of Burlington, Amanda M Larson and her husband Ben of Medford., Michelle E. Brown and her fiancé Nick of Derry, NH, and Stephen P. Brown of Beverly; Loving sister of Margaret O’Halloran and the late Mary “Sis” Doherty; Edie (Nonnie, Mom) also leaves behind 6 beautiful great grandchildren: Jack Brown, Alexandra Lecomte, John Lecomte, Tyler Lecomte, Ella Peach and Mark Peach. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Her Family & friends were invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, November in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals. The funeral was conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere. Interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to a charity of your choice.