Mary Louise Brown, lifelong resident of Greenwich, died on April 14th at Greenwich Hospital at the age of 68. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Robert Sr.; her step-son, Robert Jr.; her son, Kevin, his wife Monica and their sons Brennan and Brayden of Trumbull; her daughter, Shannon, her husband Dante and their daughter Margaret of Trumbull; her brother, Kevin Burns of Cos Cob. She is predeceased by Walter Xavier Burns Jr. (Feb. 2014).
Mary Lou was born on May 30th 1947 and grew up on Valleywood Rd. Her father, Walter X. Burns Sr. was a prosecutor and then judge for the town of Greenwich, and her mother, Margaret Mitchell Burns was a dental hygienist in Greenwich.
Mary Lou attended St. Catherine’s, St. Mary’s and then graduated from Marymount College. She was a homemaker and executive secretary. Mary Lou served on the PTA in many capacities throughout her children’s matriculation to the Greenwich School District.
In addition, she gave endless time and energy to the Greenwich Scholarship Board for numerous years. She was frequently found with a dog beside her or on a beach or boat and loved to watch the storms roll in to shore. Mary Lou’s passion for the sea could only be topped by her love for her family.
She will be constantly remembered as a loving, thoughtful, humorous and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Whatever endeavor Mary Lou pursued, she gave all of her time, energy and love. Known as a mother to all, she will be missed.
Visiting hours will be from 4-8 on Wednesday April 20 at Fred D. Knapp & Son Funeral Home located at 267 Greenwich Avenue.
The funeral will be held on Thursday April 21st at 11:30 at Saint Catherine of Sienna Church located at 4 Riverside Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Mary Lou’s honor be made to Stand Up 2 Cancer (http://www.standup2cancer.org please place 7193 Old Turnpike Rd. Trumbull CT 06611 when prompted for an address)
The family also requests that black not be worn to the visiting hours or funeral as we are celebrating her life, not her passing.