Mar­garet (Peggy) Ann Brown (nee Freese)

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Kingston, New York

Mar­garet Anne Brown, age 78, of West Dept­ford, N.J. passed away on Au­gust 11 at In­spira Hos­pi­tal, Wood­bury, N.J. She was born in Kingston, New York on Novem­ber 8, 1938 to the late H. Edgar Freese and Ruth Shul­tis Freese. Peggy re­ceived her de­gree in nurs­ing from the Green­wich Hos­pi­tal School of Nurs­ing, Green­wich, Con­necti­cut, on June 24, 1959. She and her hus­band, Ge­orge, lived and worked var­i­ously in Den­ver, Colorado, Hous­ton, Texas, Green­wich, Conn., Scotch Plains, N.J., as well as Libya, Saudi Ara­bia, Egypt, Kuwait, In­go­nish, Nova Sco­tia and Oneonta, N.Y. Peggy seam­lessly meshed her ca­reer with rais­ing her fam­ily, work­ing at the Green­wich Hos­pi­tal in Green­wich, Con­necti­cut in the late 50's; Brega Clinic in Marsa el Brega, Libya in the 70's; Aramco's Saudi Ara­bian hos­pi­tal in Dahran in the 80's and Over­look Hos­pi­tal in N.J. in the 90's. A nurse of in­fi­nite com­pas­sion and em­pa­thy, Peggy spe­cial­ized in geri­atric nurs­ing care as well as that of AIDS pa­tients. Dur­ing re­tire­ment, she also owned and op­er­ated Sleepy Hol­low Cot­tages in In­go­nish, Nova Sco­tia. She was a mem­ber of the D.A.R and a sea­soned and ad­ven­ture­some world trav­eler, vis­it­ing many coun­tries through­out the Mid­dle East and Far East. At the Na­tional Soc­cer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York, she served for ten years, in a vol­un­teer ca­pac­ity, as Ar­chive Man­ager, pro­vid­ing in­valu­able sup­port to the Hall his­to­ri­ans in the or­ga­ni­za­tion and main­te­nance of its ex­ten­sive archives. Peggy is sur­vived by her beloved hus­band Ge­orge Cor­mack Brown, whom she mar­ried on July 2, 1962, and her sis­ter-in-law Mar­garet Mar­i­lyn Brown of Mt. Holly, N.J., as well as her three chil­dren and their spouses: David Alexan­der Brown (Mary­beth) of West Or­ange, Sharon Ruth Civile (Michael) of Man­tua, N.J and James Cor­mack Brown (Ce­cile) of La Ferte sous Jouarre, France. Also her eight grand­chil­dren and one great grand­child: Michael Caleb Civile (Olivia), Nathaniel Joab Civile, Matthew David Civile and Michelle Elizabeth Bald­win(bryan); Emily Joyce Brown, Mar­garet Joyce Brown and Cather­ine Joyce Brown; Ai­dan Emer­son Louis Ge­orge Brown and great grand­son Bryce Alexan­der Bald­win. There will be a pri­vate memo­rial ser­vice. No cards or flow­ers please but, if her friends are so in­clined, a tax-de­ductible do­na­tion to the D.A.R. would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated: Checks should be made out to: Trea­surer Gen­eral NSDAR, at the NSDAR, Of­fice of De­vel­op­ment, 1776 D Street NW, Wash­ing­ton, DC, 20006-5303. Mem­o­ries and Con­do­lences may be shared at daviswag­ner.com.

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