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Official Obituary of

A. Lucille (Goodno) Brown

June 11, 1925 ~ February 24, 2024 (age 98) 98 Years Old

A. Lucille Brown Obituary

A. Lucille Brown (nee Goodno), 98, of Harrisville, RI. passed away on February 24, 2024 while in rehab after a brief hospital stay. Lucille is survived by her son, Carlton F. Brown, Jr. from Illinois, her daughter, Deborah E. Brown (Sopel) from Massachusetts, and her nephew, Raymond Irwin, and wife Kris from Connecticut. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton F. Brown, her sister, Eunice, her sister's husband, Raymond Irwin, and their daughter, Janice Messier. Lucille's enthusiasm and hugs will be greatly missed by her "furry grandchildren" and "extended family" of friends, young and old to whom she was affectionately known as "Aunt Cille".

Born in Springfield, Vermont, Lucille moved w/her family to RI when her father began working as a shearer at the Stillwater Worsted Mill in Harrisville.  Lucille graduated from Burrillville High School and began her career as a bookkeeper at the Stillwater Worsted Mill Office.  She was married to Carlton in 1950 following his return and recuperation from injuries received during WWII.  Soon after she moved on to the Town Hall employed as a bookkeeper for the Town Treasurer until they both retired after 33 yrs in public service for the Town.

She was a loving wife and mother of two, a caring friend, and hardworking colleague. Lucille almost always had a story to tell, a smile to share, a twinkle in her eye and loved caring for her "furry grandchildren", tending to her African violets and doing embroidery until her vision was impaired by MD. Following this, she enjoyed listening and singing along with Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra via Alexa.

She was an active and dedicated member of the First Universalist Church of Burrillville, where she was the organist for many years and prior to that, the Berean Baptist Church. Lucille enjoyed being a former Cub Scout Leader, Sunday School Teacher, and pianist at Berean Baptist Church, and a member of the Eastern Star. Lucille supported many of her husband's veteran events and was the last surviving spouse of a WWII veteran of the New England Chapter, Fourth Division Ivy League and attended bi-annual reunions until COVID.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Keene Brown Funeral Home, Services for Lucille will be held with calling hours (4-7 PM) on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at the Keene-Brown Funeral Home, 445 Greenville Rd. North Smithfield, RI. The funeral service will take place Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 10 AM in the funeral home, followed by burial in Slatersville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN) or Wounded Warrior Project (

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Calling Hours
February 28, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Keene-Brown Funeral Home
445 Greenville Rd.
North Smithfield, RI 02896

Funeral Service
February 29, 2024

10:00 AM
Keene-Brown Funeral Home
445 Greenville Rd.
North Smithfield, RI 02896


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997


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