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Hildy Brown

Hildy A. Brown (Willette)

Saturday, June 8th, 1957 - Saturday, September 26th, 2020
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Hildy A. (Willette) Brown, 63, lifelong Auburn resident, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Worcester and raised in Auburn, Hildy was one of two daughters born to Ellen M. (Luukko) Willette and the late Francis R. Willette. She was a 1975 graduate of Auburn High School, prior to beginning her extensive career in the healthcare industry. Hildy worked at UMASS Memorial Hospital Laboratory for over thirty years, and retired from Bay State Reference Labs as a Laboratory Account Manager, due to her illness.

Hildy loved all things related to equestrianism, especially her cherished horse, Duncan.

Hildy leaves her beloved husband, Donald W. “Don” Brown, of Auburn; her loving children, Kadie E. (Brown) Proulx and her husband, Dennis W. Proulx, of Thompson, CT, and Christopher W. Brown, of Auburn; her cherished granddaughter, Hannah J. Proulx; her sister, Wendy J. (Willette) Powers and her husband, Michael, of Rutland; her nieces, Lindsey (Powers) Doherty, Melissa Weagle, and Tanya (Weagle) Erickson; as well as close family friends, Pam and Steve Daniel, Deb and Steve Savage, Bonnie Robinson, and Reva Capellari.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent Cancer and Wellness Center – checks can be sent to Donna LaCerte-Blais, Social Worker, St. Vincent Cancer and Wellness Center, 1 Eaton Place, Suite 25, Worcester, MA 01608.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Hildy’s family between 5:00 and 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn, MA. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, October 9, 2020 in the Pine Grove section of Hillside Cemetery, 65 Central Street, Auburn, MA.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Britton-Wallace Funeral Home
    91 Central Street
    AUBURN, MA 01501
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  • Service

    Friday, October 9th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, October 9th, 2020 1:00pm
    Hillside Cemetery
    65 Central Street
    AUBURN, MA 01501
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Masks and social distancing measures will be required at both the funeral home and cemetery.
    Rev. Frederick Fraini
  • Interment

    Hillside Cemetery of Auburn
    65 Central Street
    AUBURN, MA 01501
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    Pine Grove Section

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Private Condolence

Richard Houle

Posted at 12:50pm
Donald and Family , Sorry for your loss, Memories of past good times with Hildy
We wiil remember her in our prayers
Dick + Jeanne Houle

Sue OBrien

Posted at 11:18pm
I am so sorry to hear about Hildy. I so enjoyed working with Hildy at UMass Memorial. She was devoted to the patients and her clients. Hildy had such a special smile and was the best co-worker. I and so many others appreciated her work ethics and her friendship. She made a difference.
Sue OBrien

Carol and Tom Luukko

Posted at 02:19pm
We are so sorry for this news. Hildy was always upbeat and will be missed.

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