Helen M. Brown
Helen M. Brown, 96, of River Road in Peru, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of the North Country.
She was born in Sciota on Aug. 30, 1923, the daughter of Frank and Louise (Lozier) LaFlore.
Helen worked for Western Electric, NY Telephone, and Diamond National before working alongside her husband at Peru Hardware. She was a loving mother, grandmother and homemaker, and enjoyed bowling, square dancing, boating, vacationing in Florida, and spending time with family.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 72 years, Douglas "Doug" Brown; daughters Gail (Ed) Moore, Wendy (Bob) Silverman, Rona (Russell) Doyle; granddaughters, Courtney Moore and Ellen Silverman; her sister, Margaret Speranza, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Helen was predeceased by sisters Grace, Mabel, Irene, Evelyn, Sadie, and Gladys.
The family is very grateful for the compassionate care Helen received from her caregivers and Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the North Country, 358 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.
Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of her life on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are being handled by the Hamilton Funeral Home, 643-9055. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Helen please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com
Published on October 15, 2019


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Margaret LaFleur Speranza
Oct 17, 2019
I’m going to miss my sister Helen so very, very much. She was not only my sister, she was my best friend and confidante with whom I shared so many memories... dancing on Saturday nights, vacationing together - singing in the back seat all the way to our destination (or until our husbands got tired of listening to us and turned on the radio), square dancing, bowling and just talking on the phone...

Helen, I hope you have a dance with Johnny for me and remember to keep the light on until I get there!
Janet Speranza and Michael Tobin
Oct 16, 2019
I loved my Aunt Helen - she was intelligent, fun and utterly fearless! I have a vivid childhood memory of her hopping on a motor scooter my Uncle Doug had just bought without even blinking an eye. I was transfixed by her bravery as I watched her head off down a steep hill and despite the fact she fell on the way down and broke her ankle, she was forever immortalized in my mind as a thoroughly modern, independent woman... She was right up there with the likes of Amelia Earhart in my book!!

May her adventurous spirit, live on in her children and grandchildren and may God comfort my Uncle Doug, cousins Gail, Wendy and Rona and all their family until we all meet again one day!
Eileen Allen Bruso
Oct 15, 2019
My mother-in-law Venita Bruso just loved babysitting for Helen and loved her children and family.Alton and I send our sympathy,love and hugs during this sad time