Marilynn (Larese) Brown

Born: Wed., Dec. 11, 1957
Died: Sat., Feb. 20, 2021


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 24, 2021
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

1:00 PM Thu., Feb. 25, 2021
Location: St. Gregory Church

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Marilynn (Larese) Brown, age 63, of North East, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born on December 11, 1957 in Erie, Pennsylvania to the late John Larese Sr. and Esther Angela (White) Larese. Marilynn graduated from Sacred Heart Elementary School, St. Benedict’s High School, and Gannon University, obtaining a Medical Assistant degree. She recently retired from the Erie County Health Department. Marilynn was a member of the St. Gregory Thaumaturgus Church in North East. Marilynn enjoyed many travels and adventures with her sister and family. She was the favorite aunt of many beloved nieces and nephews having taught them to play card and dice games, crafts, and puzzles. Marilynn is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Don Brown, whom she married June 15, 1985; son, Alex Brown (Amy); stepdaughters, Tina Muskey (Mike) and Shelly Rivello (Jimmy); siblings, Rosanne Testi (Vern), John Larese Jr., and Carl Larese (Jim); grandchildren, Nicole (Muskey) Cabeza (Albert), Robert and Michael Wagner, and Anthony and Elias Rivello; and three very special cousins, Mary, Darlene, and Kathleen. Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and are invited to a Funeral Mass on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at St. Gregory Thaumaturgus Church, 50 S. Pearl Street, North East. Interment will be held at Grahamville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the North East Food Pantry, 30 Bothel Street, North East or the North East Fire Department, Box 89, North East, Pa.

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Karen Tobin
   Posted Tue February 23, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Marilynn's family. She was a joy to work with at the Health Department. She will be missed.
Karen Tobin

Karen nuber
   Posted Tue February 23, 2021
Rosanne, we are so sorry for you loss. We are thinking of you and will keep you and your family in our prayers. Sincerely Karen and Gary Nuber

Antoinette Cline
   Posted Tue February 23, 2021


With Deepest Sympathy: from all your friends at Erie Co. Dept. of Health.

Cheri Carlson
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Marilynn's family.

Patricia B Britt
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
Carl, my deepest sympathy to you and to all of Marilyn's family. Sincerely, Patti Britt

Holly Anne Villella
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Marilyn was always a kind friend at Sacred Heart.

Judi and Bob Reynolds
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Marilynn’s family. We are so sorry for your loss. Both of us worked with Marilynn at the Regional Cancer Center and have so many great memories with her.

Mary-Louise Imbruglio
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
Dearest Don and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Marilyn was a beautiful lady and a caring soul. She loved her family so much. I feel privileged to have known her.
All my love and prayers,

   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
Don, Eric & family:
Marilynn had such a beautiful soul, I will miss her.

Susan A Kowalczyk
   Posted Thu February 25, 2021
My deepest condolences to Don & Alex & the family. Marilyn was a great lady with a very giving heart. She was fun to work with at the Health Department. She will be missed by many.
Susie Kowalczyk

James and Diane Buszek
   Posted Fri February 26, 2021
Our Deepest and Heartfelt Sympathy to the Larese and Brown Family Members on the passing of Marilynn. May She Rest in Eternal Peace.

Dawn Shultz
   Posted Sat February 27, 2021
Marilyn was a sheer delight to work with at ECDH. She always had a smile to encourage me, even on her hardest days. Her sense of humor was wonderful, and we laughed together almost every day. She was considerate, asking how she could help (especially watching the front desk so I could use the restroom). I have enjoyed messaging with her in the 3 years since I left Erie. I will miss Marilyn and I thank God for her.

Barbara Reitinger
   Posted Sun February 28, 2021
Marilyn’s husband, children, grandchildren & family—my deepest sympathy on your loss 😔- May your beautiful memories help you at this difficult time.
Barbara SBA 75’

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