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Obituaries

January 30, 2014

Hanna M. Brown, 79

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Hanna was predeceased by her parents; her husband, John F. Brown, with whom she shared 32 years of marriage; her daughter-in-law, Carolyn (Dyke) Brown; and her siblings, Catherine "Kitty" (McAuliffe) Carroll, Daniel McAuliffe, Michael "Mick" McAuliffe, Ellen (McAuliffe) McSweeney, Mary (McAuliffe) Kenneally, John McAuliffe, Dennis "D-D" McAuliffe; also sisters-in-law, Joan "Ponie" (Brown) Wilkinson, her husband, Thomas Wilkinson, and Margaret "Peggy" Brown.

Hanna and John loved to travel and did so extensively prior to his tragic death in 1988. After this devastating loss, she was able, with support from her faith, family and friends, to regain her strength, and went on to travel again with many dear friends. She loved playing cards, especially Bridge, which she played with the same group of friends for over 50 years. Hanna enjoyed entertaining and was a most gracious hostess.

Above all, Hanna was an exceptionally warm and caring person, qualities which endeared her to her countless friends and which she applied to her work at Barnsider’s Restaurants and as longtime caregiver to the late John Lawrence of Hamilton. She was constantly in service to others in her community, volunteering at Beverly Hospital with the Young Mother’s Group, caring for small children whom she loved so much, and serving as a Communicant for St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church for homebound and nursing home parishioners.

Hanna loved her family and friends deeply and was deeply loved by them. She set a shining example by how she lived her life, with honesty, kindness, unselfishness and her strong faith in God. She will be missed beyond words by all of her family and close friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot St., Beverly, Saturday at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell-Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., North Beverly, Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Beverly. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.

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