Henrietta K. Brown, 91, of Cortland NY, passed away September 3, 2009 at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. She was born September 9, 1917 in Cortland NY, the daughter of the late Frank & Eva Bentley Keenan.
Mrs. Brown was a lifelong resident of the area graduating from Cortland High School in 1935. She worked for the Fitzgerald & Taylor Law office from 1939 until retiring in 1987.
Mrs. Brown was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and member of the Golden Agers. She was also a member of the YWCA, enjoying daily swims with her friends then going for coffee afterward. She would also look forward to playing cards with her friends.
She is survived by her son Peter (Constance) Brown of Cortland NY, Martha (Claude) Schuyler of Clark Mills NY, Mary (Todd) Twigg of Groton NY, sister Marjorie Colasurdo of Cortland, grandchildren Paul, Shelly, Kara, Sean, Linsey, Lanie, Christopher, Dana, & Katie, great grandchildren David, Andrew, Grace, Quinn, Shaw, Madeleine, Haley, & Erica, 1 great great granddaughter Natalie, nephew James, and cousins.
Mrs. Brown was predeceased by her husband Carlton Brown, and sister Frances Lanigan.
Calling hours will be Monday 4-7 pm at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave Cortland NY.
A prayer service will be held Tuesday 10:30 am at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated 11 am at St. Mary's Church, Cortland NY. Burial will follow at the St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cortland YWCA or Cortland SPCA.
To offer condolences online, visit www.wright-beard.com
): Dear Mary and family, I was shocked to hear of your mother's passing this evening. We don't get the paper and the new neighborhood doesn't communicate like it used to. My brother Mick called this evening with the news. I always remember your mother hurrying off for her swim at the Y and seeing her read the newspaper on her patio as I moved my mother's lawn and how Shadow would make his way over to your mom's house for a morning donut. I didn't know that your mom was ill as I have been so busy with my mother's illnesses. She will be missed in the neighborhood. There are so few of the older families left. Please give my condolences to the rest of the family. Anthony Pace
We would like to express our Condolences to the family of Henrietta Brown. We enjoyed your mothers company and friendship through the years. She will be sadley missed. From her Friends, The 8:30 Water Class Prudence Walling
My sincere condolences on your loss. Sorry I was not able to make the calling hours as I was out of town. She sounds like a great person to have known. James Rizzo and family, Rome, NY