Frances C. Brown

Aug. 2, 1927 - Aug. 31, 2018

Frances C. Brown, 91, Altoona, passed away Friday at home.

She was born in Lock Haven, daughter of the late Thomas and Stella (Marr) Caprio. On Dec. 27, 1953, she married John Richard “Dick” Brown in Lock Haven, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 2012.

Surviving are a son, Kevin R. Brown and wife, Ann, of Altoona; and four grandchildren: Keenan Brown of Pittsburgh, Patrick and Shawn Stewart, both in South Carolina, and Jennifer Gelinas of Ithaca, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Gelinas.

Frances was a graduate of Penn State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1950 and a master’s degree in pre-school education in 1952. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lakemont.

Friends will be received from 9:30 until the 10 a.m. funeral Mass on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lakemont, Monsignor Michael Becker celebrant. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona. Arrange­ments are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in Frances’ memory be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 344 Baynton Ave., Altoona, PA 16602.

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