Loretta M. Brown
  • Priests Retirement Fund, R.C. Diocese of Albany, NY
    40 North Main Avenue
    Albany, NY 12203

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“Dear Tom, and family I had the pleasure to meet and visit with Loretta when she would visit her sister, Bertha at the Heritage Home for Women....Read More »
1 of 2 | Posted by: Rosie Reynolds - Schenectady, NY

“I want to start by saying how saddened we are about the passing of Loretta. When we moved into our home on Rugby road it was our wonderful neighbors...Read More »
2 of 2 | Posted by: Spencer and Robin Falco - NY


Former long time Schenectady, NY resident, Loretta M. Brown, died suddenly at Florida Hospital Flagler, on May 17, 2012. Loretta became a full time resident of Ormond Beach Florida, in 2008, to be close to her son, Tom Brown and wife Sandy, and beloved granddaughter, Diane McVinney. She had lived in her home on Rugby Road, Schenectady, for over 69 years.

Loretta graduated from Mont Pleasant High School, where she excelled as Captain of the girls basketball team, and participated in the track team where she held several awards. She was a homemaker, and together with her husband, Russ, raised her 2 sons. Once the boys were in middle school, she began a career as a secretary at General Electric. She was an avid bowler with the GE Women's League, winning several trophies. A longtime member of St. Clare's Hospital Auxiliary, the Altar/Rosary Society of St. John the Evangelist Church, and a member of the Mothers of Priests Association.

Loretta was blessed with 97 years of wonderful health in mind, body and spirit. She had a beautiful smile that was contagious, a wonderful
wit, and sense of humor. All who know her marveled at her astute mind, her caring, love, and concern, for others. Loretta took pride in her family.

She was truly a woman of faith and love. Her passing marks the end of an era, but her legacy begins a new chapter in all our lives. Loretta touched a whole tiny world of human beings, and all were enriched and have grown. We as a Family, along with her many neighbors, friends and acquaintances, will miss her dearly.

Predeceased by her parents, William and Isabella Fink, 5 siblings, her husband Russell V. Brown Sr.(died May 23, 1979), son Russell (Mickey) V. Brown Jr.(died July 30, 2001) and his wife, Norma Cichy Brown (died October 10, 2004), and grandson, Michael Thomas Brown (died April 23, 2008).

Surviving are her loving and devoted son, Thomas C. (Sandy Liberty) Brown, her dedicated, and loving granddaughter, Diane McVinney, 3 grandsons, Russell (Brenda) Brown, Dr. Timothy (Meghan) Brown, Christopher (Mary) Brown, 2 step grandsons, Jason ad Shane (Lori) Liberty, 9 great grandchildren, Patrick (Mary Carn) McVinney, Michael (Kelly Herring) Brown, Eric Brown, Morgan and Caitlin Brown, Amanda and McKenzie Brown, Sydney and Alexander Brown, and step great granddaughter, Ava Elizabeth Liberty. Several nieces and nephews.

Viewing hours will be at the Jones Funeral Home, 1503 Union St., (at McClellan St.), Schenectady on Wednesday, May 23rd from 4 PM to 7 PM. Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial at 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 24th at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial will be at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Priests Retirement Fund, R.C. Diocese of Albany, NY, 40 North Main Avenue, Albany, NY 12203.