William Brown

Obituary of William Brown

William Michael "Mike" Brown

January 27, 1939 – April 27, 2017

Monroe, NY


William Michael "Mike" Brown entered eternal rest on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at his home in Monroe, NY. He was 78 years old. Son of the late William Harry Brown and the late Frances Tobin Brown, Mike was born January 27, 1939 in Callicoon, NY. He was a retired Assistant Vice President at Western Union Telegraph Co., Upper Saddle River, NJ and a member of Retired Western Union Employee's Association (RWUEA).


Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Virginia Geib Brown at home; his three sons: David Brown and daughter-in-law Ellen of Woodcliff Lake, NJ, Timothy Brown of Monroe, NY and Susan Conley Brown of Highland Mills, NY, Peter Brown and daughter-in-law Lori of Auburn, GA; his brother Stephen Brown and his spouse Pamela Tunnell of Ridgefield, CT; six grandchildren: Elyse Valentin and husband David, Eric Brown, Peter Brown and fiancée Jenna Fass, Elizabeth Brown, Megan Smith and husband Brent, Emma Brown; and three great grandchildren: Christopher Valentin, Lily Rose Smith, and Emylia Rose Valentin; four nieces, one nephew, and several cousins. Mike was predeceased by his brother Linus Dwyer and his sister Maryanne Vincent.


There will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 5th at St. Anastasia Parish Church, Route 17M, Harriman, NY. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.


Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.