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Obituary Notice- Virginia R. Brown

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BrownVDUNKIRK:  Virginia R. Brown, 74, of Newton Street, Dunkirk, died Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, following a short illness.  She was born in the Town of Hanover, on April 29, 1939, the daughter of the late Abel Giles and Anna (Kovitch) Dawley.

She was a graduate of Silver Creek Central School, Class of 1957 and worked for the former Ralston Purina, Dunkirk, for over 20 years.  Mrs. Brown was also an area Craft Vendor.  Mrs. Brown was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Dunkirk and active with their bible study group, was a member with the Red Hat Society, South Dayton and the Ralston Purina retirees luncheon group.  She enjoyed playing bingo, cards, golf, bowling, traveling and wintering in Lakeshore, FL.

Survivors include her husband Marshall O. Brown, whom she married February 14, 1990, in Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, Silver Creek, two daughters, Teresa Daniels, of Erie, PA, Jacqueline Daniels, of Westfield, three sons Steven (Petra) Daniels, of Besigheim, Germany, Mark (Susan) Brown, of Orlando, FL, Lawrence Brown, of Forestville and a sister Betty Cagley of Falls Church, Virginia.  Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her first husband Lowell Douglas Daniels.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm from where Funeral Services will be held Monday morning, at 11 o’clock, with Pastor Judith Cole of the First United Methodist Church, Dunkirk, officiating.  Interment will follow in Balltown Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 15 East 6th Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048.  To post condolences go to



  • Norman Green
    Posted February 15, 2014 at 5:17 am

    It was just two weeks ago that I ran into Virginia and Marshall in the Wal-Mart parking lot. She told me she was facing another big health issue. She was being tough as nails about it. (I understand from the stories, that was just who Virginia was.). She was so excited that Steve and her grandson Eric were coming home from Germany. She so loved all of you guys so much. I had known Virginia only for the past few years, but it seems a lot longer…she was always so warm and welcoming. Also, her work as an election inspector for Chautauqua County should be mentioned, as it was an important service to her community that was and is appreciated. I will miss your wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. My condolences and prayers. Phil Green

  • Bob & Sheila Garland
    Posted February 15, 2014 at 9:24 am

    We were very sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing. Len had told us a while ago of her illness. She was such a gentle soul. We miss you both here at Lakeshore and pray that memories of your years together will help you through this trying time.

  • Gail Meleen
    Posted February 15, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sorry for your loss.

  • Charlie and Gayle Gurney
    Posted February 15, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Marshall …we are so saddened to hear of the loss of the love of your life . We only knew you from our winter vacations but like the rest of us here …you were family . You are both missed in Lakeshore this winter .

  • Randy & Randi Brown
    Posted February 16, 2014 at 6:18 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Marshall, along with our sincerest sympathies to all of Virginia’s loved ones.

  • Charlene and Hugh
    Posted February 18, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Marshal, we were sad to hear of Virginia’s passing. You were a lovely caring couple. I rode in a car with Virginia to Lake Bess Golf and always enjoyed our chats to and from the golf course. She was so proud of her family and after meeting Terrie and the grand-daughter and her great grandsons she will be so missed. Words are not enough for you at this time but know that you were loved at Lakeshore and it was a better place because of you. Hugh and Charlene

  • Brenda Steele
    Posted February 22, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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