Joan Ellen Brown, 73, passed away Monday, February 18, 2013 at the Kinney Nursing Home, Gouverneur.
Joan was born in Croghan on May 19, 1939, the daughter of Martin H. and Evelyn House Brown. At the age of 3, Joan became ill with a severe case of red measles. She lived in Sonya, at SUNMOUNT in Tupper Lake, and at NYSARC adult homes in northern NY, residing in Gouverneur since 1996.
Joan enjoyed listening to country music, making crafts, working on puzzles, and her jewelry.
Joan is survived by three sisters, Patricia and Carlton Woods of Richville, Connie Mather of Ridgefield, CT, Jane and Richard Lawlee of Marietta; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents; a brother, James Brown; and a nephew, Martin James Brown.
A funeral service will be held and announced in the spring and arrangements are with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Lawrence NYSARC, 6 Commerce Lane, Canton, NY 13617.