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Rita D. Brown

December 27, 1930 ~ March 4, 2020 (age 89)
Rita D. Brown, 89, of Bristol, beloved widow of John “Jack” Brown Jr., died on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Ingraham Manor, Bristol. Born to the late Joseph and Claire (Chamberlain) Dion on December 27, 1930, she was a lifelong Bristol resident. Rita started working for the City of Bristol in her High School years and held many positions within City Hall, finally retiring in 1991 after 16 years as City Clerk. She was a parishioner of St. Ann Church, and sang in the St. Ann Church Choir as well as with the Bristol Choral Society. An avid water skier, Rita enjoyed a lifetime of sunny days with family and friends at the lake. She spent her retirement years traveling the world in the company of her husband and close friends. In the winter, she kept herself busy skiing well into her 80’s. 

Rita is survived by her granddaughter: Jocelyn Cody and her husband David, of Bristol; her new great-grandson: Owen Jay Cody; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by her son: Jay Brown; and her three brothers: Gene, Larry and Paul Dion. 

Friends and relatives are invited to call at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 between 10:30AM and 11:30AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12PM at St. Ann Church, 215 West Street, Bristol. Burial will be private at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Please visit Rita’s memorial website at www.FunkFuneralHome.com.

 Service Information

March 11, 2020

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Funk Funeral Home
35 Bellevue Ave.
Bristol, CT 06010

March 11, 2020

12:00 PM to TBD
St. Ann Church
215 West Street
Bristol, CT 06010


St. Joseph Cemetery-Bristol
522 Terryville Ave.
Bristol, CT 06010

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