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Gwendolyn Marie Brown

April 27, 1921 — July 9, 2024

Gwen Brown, aged 103, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2024. Gwen was born to Joseph and Anne Melfi on April 27, 1921. She was one of 10 siblings growing up in a happy home on the Northwest Side of Chicago. Gwen married Robert “Bud” Brown in 1946 and had two children, Bruce (Sharon) and Barbara (Robert) Singer. She was a loving grandmother to Rhiannon (Robert) Midkiff, Corinne (Daniel) Bluhm, Megan (Janada) Brown and Stephanie (David) Kovarik. She was a cherished great grandmother to Josh, Andrew, Noah, Kaylee, Vivian and Reese. Beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews. 

 

Gwen was an active and vital person her entire life. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, fantastic cook, avid Cubs fan and a self-made career woman, becoming the communications director of Resurrection Hospital in Chicago. Her loves were family, friends, food, music and travel. Gwen was a long-time resident of Friendship (Encore) Village in Schaumburg and will be remembered as a sweet, compassionate soul, who was beloved by everyone she encountered. 

 

Visitation will be held at The Oaks Funeral Home, 1201 E Irving Park Rd (at Prospect), Itasca from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13th. A Funeral Mass will follow at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 254 N. Wood Dale Rd., Wood Dale at 10:30 am. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities or a charity of your choice. For funeral info; 630-250-8588 or oaksfh.com

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