Mrs. Theresa Marie Brown

  • Born: October 15, 1925
  • Died: June 4, 2017
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Theresa M. Brown, age 91, of Stoneham, Massachusetts and Harrison, Maine passed away on June 4, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Theresa was the beloved wife of Robert E. Brown and was married to the love of her life for over 60 years before Robert's death in 2007.

Theresa was the loving mother of Pamela Brown Griffin and her husband Joseph of Middleton, Robin Ann Brown Seymour and her husband Emile of Fitchburg. Theresa was "Nana" to her grandchildren Joseph and Geneva Griffin whom she adored. Sister of Robert E. Dionne of Fresno, California. Pre-deceased by her parents Adellard and Stella Dionne, in-laws Henry and Geneva Brown, Brothers William Hines and Roland Dionne, and brother-in-law Harry Violette. Without Theresa's dedicated friend of four years, Mary Santoro, it would have been impossible to keep Theresa home to let her live out her days surrounded by her family – Mary was Theresa's best friend.

Theresa's life was like a modern day fairy tale. She married her sweetheart Robert when she was 17 and he was 16. They built a life together in Stoneham where they raised their family. She spent summers in Maine for many years helping her husband build their cottage on the Shores of Long Lake where they coveted time spent with family and tending a huge vegetable garden. Theresa was a consummate homemaker and was well known as an avid reader, chef, seamstress, crafter, power walker, snow skier, water skier, and square dancer. She was a baker extraordinaire who loved to whip up home-made desserts and chocolate chip cookies for her family. Theresa lived to love and care for her family, her kindness and innocence will be her legacy. Smooth sailing mom and "do-si-do", till we meet again, you will remain in our thoughts and hearts everyday of our lives.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories at the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. (RT 28) Stoneham on Saturday, June 10th from 8:30-9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Patrick's Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10:00 a.m. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment will follow in Northumberland Cemetery, Groveton, NH.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Theresa's Memory to VNA Hospice, 100 Trade Center G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Robin and Pamela, I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. She will be greatly missed by your families. My thoughts are with you. Scott Leatherman

Posted by Scott Leatherman - Cambridge, MA - Friend   June 08, 2017


Hugs to you all. Mrs. Theresa Brown was such a sweet lady. I will cherish the many memories she and you family have given us!

Posted by Lynn & Bob and family Neff - Keystone Heights, FL - Friend   June 08, 2017

Robin, Emile and Family,

We are so sorry for the passing of your Mom. She was such a feisty delight when we were at the Top of the Hill for breakfast or off at the Barn somewhere. Always eager and full of energy. She will be missed.

Please find comfort in your friends and family. Are hearts are with you.

Much Love
Laurie and Bob

Posted by Laurie and Bob Mason - South Casco, ME - Friend   June 07, 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss. She was such an amazing women. I love you all so much.

Posted by Olivia Santos - Family Friend   June 07, 2017

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I'm thinking of you and your family.

Posted by Deanna Vulgamore - Wichita, KS - Friend   June 07, 2017


I am so sorry for your loss.


Posted by Marc Pulpi - Wilmington, MA - Coworker   June 07, 2017


I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I know you have taken great care of her over the past few years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Debbie Cowan

Posted by Debbie Cowan - Tulsa, OK   June 07, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the God and father who binds up the broken-hearted comfort and strengthen all those who mourn,sustain the family during this difficult time of deep sorrow. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends.Isaiah 61:1,2.(GP)GA...

Posted by GP    June 07, 2017

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May you receive the comfort and peace that God supplies. He has promised to end sickness and death forever.(Isa.33:24;25:8) Soon all such pain will be a thing of the past. May your hope and confidence be in His promises.

Posted by E Ferguson    June 07, 2017

My sincerest condolences to the family, I am sorry for your great loss. Jude 1: 20, 21

Posted by A friend   June 07, 2017


We have to be comforted by knowing we all have special angels in heaven watching over us. May your Mom rest in peace and our prayers help to console us.

Posted by Charlene Molloy - Kingston, NH - Friend   June 06, 2017

Pam, Joe, Joseph and Geneva, Robin and Emile,
Theresa was a special friend to all of us. I loved her gentile smile and dry sense of humor. She will hold a place in my heart always. Jean

Posted by Jean Cafazzo Hopkins - Wakefield, MA - Friend   June 06, 2017


My heart is with you Robin, Pam, Joe, Emile, Joseph and Geneva. Theresa was truly a wonderful person!

Posted by Cheryl McLaughlin - Woburn, MA - Family Friend   June 06, 2017