Sylvia R. Brown


Sylvia R. Brown, 94, of Nevada Oval, passed away Feb. 20, 2019, at the CVPH Medical Center.
She was born in Manhattan, N.Y., second oldest of five children to John and Anita (Fellin) Rossi on May 6, 1924.
Sylvia met the love of her life in Onchiota, N.Y., Maurice E. "Pete" Brown and they married on Sept. 10, 1949. They were married for 67 years when Pete passed away on Aug. 17, 2016, after a lengthy illness of Parkinson's Disease.
Sylvia graduated from Somerset Valley College in 1973 and became a Registered Nurse, working in various hospitals until her retirement.
She and her husband were charter member of the Lake Forest Senior Living Community. Sylvia was also a member of the Altar Rosary Society of St. Peter's Church. Her interests were playing bridge and quilting, from which she received many ribbons. She and Pete were avid world travelers, and she said she never felt at home until she returned home to the Adirondacks.
She dearly loved her family - children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Those left behind to cherish her memory include her son, Stephen J. Brown and wife Becky; daughter, Cathleen M. Pagano and husband Peter; grandchildren, Joshua Brown and wife Jennifer, Christopher Pagano and wife Amanda, Kristen Walker and husband Richard, Matthew Pagano, and Lauren Gundrum and husband Matthew; great-grandchildren, Finley Walker, Kellen Walker, Noah Brown, Eloise Gundrum, Sophia Brown, and Dawson Pagano; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, Sylvia was predeceased by her sister Helen Peter and brothers, John, Roland, and Albert Rossi.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 23rd, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Peter's Church, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 1 p.m. Burial will take place in the spring in St. Peter's Cemetery.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Pediatric Hystology/Oncology Unit, Baird 5, at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington, Vt.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh.
Published on February 20, 2019
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5 posts

Pat Bleakley
Feb 21, 2019
Loved this special lady. Will miss her immensely. A very special friend.
Feb 21, 2019
Oh, I am so sad to hear this news. I just saw Mrs. Brown recently and am in shock. What a sweet woman. She was the best mom and grandma to her family. I surely will miss seeing her smiling face. Again, such sadness for your family's loss. Your grandma loved you Josh! xo
Pattie Chauvin-Osier
Feb 21, 2019
Sylvia was a breathe of fresh air, always enjoyed my time spent with her. My mom and Sylvia shared a beautiful bond, whether in person or on the phone. She was a beautiful person on the inside and outside. Her Family has another Angel. May God Bless Her and welcome her Home!
Joyce April and tom wood
Feb 21, 2019
Sylvia was a very dear friend of mine.almost a second mom. She was what I would day the perfect person.slwayd worried about everyone.she will dearly be missed by hello to Ella in heaven for me.
Timothy and Teresa Estes
Feb 20, 2019
Heaven has welcomed a new angel. Sylvia was such an amazing lady. She will forever be in our hearts and we look forward to being together one day.❤️❤️❤️❤️