Barbara Browne Obituary

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Barbara L. Browne

July 6, 1947 - January 11, 2011
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Barbara L. Browne died Tuesday January 11, 2011 surrounded by family after a 12 year bout with ovarian cancer. She was the beloved wife of Dr. Robert Browne of South Dartmouth, MA; daughter of Louis C. Bock and the late Betty Bock of Scarsdale, NY; mother to Katherine Bradshaw of Bellingham, MA, Kristen Browne of Quincy, MA and Kendra Browne of Boston, MA; mother-in-law to Aaron Bradshaw of Bellingham, MA; grandmother to Ava and Isabella Bradshaw of Bellingham, MA; sister to William Bock of Mount Kisco, NY, Robert Bock of Charlotte, NC, Timothy Bock of Branford, CT, and Louis Bock of Melbourne, FL; and cousin to Christine Cooper of...
Barbara L. Browne died Tuesday January 11, 2011 surrounded by family after a 12 year bout with ovarian cancer. She was the beloved wife of Dr. Robert Browne of South Dartmouth, MA; daughter of Louis C. Bock and the late Betty Bock of Scarsdale, NY; mother to Katherine Bradshaw of Bellingham, MA, Kristen Browne of Quincy, MA and Kendra Browne of Boston, MA; mother-in-law to Aaron Bradshaw of Bellingham, MA; grandmother to Ava and Isabella Bradshaw of Bellingham, MA; sister to William Bock of Mount Kisco, NY, Robert Bock of Charlotte, NC, Timothy Bock of Branford, CT, and Louis Bock of Melbourne, FL; and cousin to Christine Cooper of Norfolk, VA. She loved her family and enjoyed traveling, sailing, the outdoors and exercise. She will be greatly missed by many loving extended family members and friends.

Barbara was born July 6, 1947 in Manitowoc, WI and spent her childhood in Scarsdale, NY. She worked as an R.N. at Laurence Hospital where she met her husband. After short stays in Scotland and upstate New York, she settled in South Dartmouth, MA in 1978. She was a diabetic educator for several years before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She was an advocate for women's heath and was one of the founding members of the Ovarian Cancer Education Awareness Network (O.C.E.A.N.) at Massachusetts General Hospital.

During her illness, she remained positive and developed new interests, including travel (especially to Italy), cruises, knitting, ballroom dancing and macrobiotic cooking. Her most memorable time was being "Mimi" to Ava and Isabella.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Congregational Church of South Dartmouth, 17 Middle Street, South Dartmouth, MA. In lieu of flowers, please remember Barbara with donations to O.C.E.A.N. at: O.C.E.A.N. @ MGH, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com.

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