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  • Pauline Brown

  • Mrs. Pauline Brown, 71, of State Route 168, Fort Plain, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 20, 2013, at home with her family by her side, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.

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  • Mrs. Pauline Brown, 71, of State Route 168, Fort Plain, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 20, 2013, at home with her family by her side, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
    Born on Aug. 24, 1941, in Fonda, she was the daughter of James Rockwell and Tressa Darrow Rockwell. She attended Fort Plain High School and was a lifelong area resident.
    Most recently, Mrs. Brown worked as a server for the Route 80 Bowl in Van Hornesville. She also worked for Lake & Pines in Cooperstown, St. Johnsville Felt Shoe Co., Fort Plain Bowl, P & K Dress Factory and Palatine Dye until its closing. She also worked on the Hensel Farm with her husband.
    Mrs. Brown attended the Van Hornesville Methodist Church.
    She enjoyed bowling, going to Turning Stone, Bingo at the American Legion and VFW in St. Johnsville. Mrs. Brown always looked forward to spending time with her family. She was friendly to everyone she met.
    On May 6, 1961, at the St. Johnsville United Methodist Church, Pauline was married to Gary E. Brown. She was a loving wife and together they celebrated 52 years of marriage.
    Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband, Gary E. Brown, of Starkville; two daughters, Paula "Teenie" Brown, of Fort Plain, and Cheri "Dumpy" Brown and James, of Van Hornesville; son, John "Spike" Brown and Kris, of Starkville; grandchildren, Carri Blair and her fiance, Jordan Clements, and Sarena Brown; great-grandchildren, Landon Broat and Autumn Clements; dogs, Polly and Peepe; as well as a large extended family.
    A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 10 a.m. at West St. Johnsville Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Clemons officiating.
    Arrangements are under the directon of Gray-Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 34 Center St., Fort Plain, NY 13339.
    The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Bassett Healthcare of Cooperstown, and especially the staff of the Cancer Center, and a special thank you to Dr. Richmeier for going above and beyond his duties.
    Contributions in memory of Mrs. Pauline Brown may be made to her family to help offset the expenses due to cancer treatments.
    Please sign the online guestbook for Mrs. Brown at www.houghtalingandsmith.com.
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