Judith "Judy" K. Brown

June 6, 1961August 17, 2020

Judith K. Brown, age 59, of East Hartford, passed away August 17, 2020 in Manchester Memorial Hospital after a long battle with breast cancer with her family by her side. Judith (better known as Judy Brown) was born on June 6, 1961 in Hartford Hospital to Joseph and Marion Kuchinsky. Judy was a lifetime resident of East Hartford and graduated from George J. Penney High School. After her completion of high school, Judy successfully acquired a nursing Diploma from Ona M. Wilcox School of Nursing of Middletown in 1982. While living, Judy was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. In addition to raising three children she loved dearly, Judy spent 37 years working as a cancer nurse at Manchester Hospital in the 2 East wing. Judy was kind and loving to all her patients and it landed her with the Nightingale award in 2007. Judy’s hobbies included spoiling her grandchildren, sewing, spending time with family and taking care of others. Judy will be most remembered for the large heart she shared with everyone she met.

Judy will be forever missed by her two sons, Jesse and wife Jessica Brown and Vinny Brown; her daughter, Jennifer and husband Victor Escalona Rojas, and their father, Gary Brown. She is also survived by her sister, Heidi and husband Michael Waugh and three lovely grandchildren, Noemi, Kiana and Sadie Mae.

A public graveside service will be held on Monday (August 24) at 12 noon at Silver Lane Cemetery, 1280 Silver Lane, East Hartford. Calling hours will be private. Donations in Judy’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Ctr, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. The D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with arrangements. To share a memory of Judy, please visit


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karen costa-mcnair

August 26, 2020

i grew up with Judy and lived up the street from her. Judy was a very kind and sweet . i thought about her through the years hoping life was treating her well . Judy was a angel on earth with the dedication and compassion she had for her patients. Rest in peace Judy now your an angel in heaven 🙏🙏

Leslie Scanlon

August 25, 2020

My condolences to the family.
It was a pleasure being a coworker of Judy's at Manchester Memorial Hospital. When I came in on the following shift I knew she did everything she could for her patients . Judy was a hardworking ,dedicated nurse and her patients were fortunate to have her as their caregiver and advocate .I remember how happy she was whether discussing Reiki, or the birth of a grandchild,her big smile and big hugs

Roberta Collins

August 24, 2020

Jesse, Vinny and Jennifer,
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I remember that she was always a vital member of the Norris PTO and it seemed like she was always helping out at the school in some capacity. I remember her as a quiet, and kind person. I knew your mom was a nurse and I'm not surprised by the other memories shared that she was an exceptional nurse. True caregivers give of their heart and soul to all - no matter the reason. It is evident that this was one of your mom's greatest gifts. Loss is difficult - treasure the best memories to help you through this time.

With my deepest sympathy and prayers,
Roberta Collins

Leslie Gonzalez

August 23, 2020

I don't even really know what to say except that Judy was the greatest neighbors we could ever ask for. She welcomed our family with open arms. We have countless memories with Judy and her family and are so grateful to have had the opportunity to do so. Jenny, Jesse and Vinny, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know we are thinking of you and praying for your family.

Kristin Jay

August 23, 2020

Judy was a kindhearted, compassionate and caring person. I worked with her on 2East. She cared deeply for her patients and their families. RIP Judy. You will be missed by many.

Alan Corey

August 23, 2020

Went to elementary school with her for 8 years she was a kind person. May her good deeds be awarded in heaven!

Michelle Goodwin

August 23, 2020

Dear Brown Family,
I am so sorry to hear this news. I have fond memories of Judy when I was Vinny’s first grade teacher and the years she helped and volunteered at Norris. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Michelle Gøødwin

Elaine Pachamovitch

August 23, 2020

I don’t know where to start. I could write a book filled with memories. Judy is my cousin. I made many trips to Connecticut. From the time I think I was 11, I would go to Connecticut and stay 3 weeks. It was my vacation. So many thing we did...mystic movies- playing cards.... cross stitching..... doing outdoor activities( riding bikes, walks etc. I was so blessed. And the Kuchinsky family would come to Pennsylvania as well. Going to parks and having good times here too. But I so enjoyed my getaway vacation that happened every summer. After high school we both became nurses. We are a lot alike when it comes to being a nurse. We both loved what we did. And we got paid doing She was always a phone call away and the visits to Pa. and Connecticut co tinier. U see after we graduated are Moms picked up where we left off. My Mom would go to Connecticut in the summer and fall for a couple weeks and my Aunt Marion would cone to Pa for a couple weeks in the spring and fall. I was go looking forward to the day when we were both retired and we could pick up where our Mons left off. We were so close to getting to that day.....but God had a different plan and called you home. The passing of your Mom was so sad she was like my second Mom... I can still hear her talking to me... my Moms health failed some but I am still blessed to have her..she will be 87 in October. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you and try to think of the happy times that make be smile. I am so glad that I got those prayer shawls to you and that the one had turquoise in it.... you told me that’s your happy color...
to Jennifer,Jesse and Vinny. Take each day one day at a time and think of something to make you smile....Your Mom will be with you forever and always and will surely be smiling down on you. And those beautiful grand daughters...Noemi,Kiana and Sadie. Judy will live through them.. you see you three have an advantage you saw her heart from the inside.

Brenda Murdzek

August 23, 2020

Judy's son Vinny was the same age as my son, Shawn. Judy and I worked together for the PTO at Norris school and the Middle School. I have many fond memories of working at the book fair with Judy. She knew how to run a book fair very well. She was detail oriented. And we had fun! I will miss bumping into her around town. My condolences to the family.

Barbara Garneau Chamberland

August 23, 2020

Dear Jen, Jesse, and Vinny...I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a very special lady and such an amazing volunteer at Norris School. I had the privilege of teaching all three of you, so I did get to know your Mom quite well. She was very supportive of all your endeavors, and was fiercely proud of you. She was ever present volunteering...especially at every book fair. The last time I saw your Mom was this past December when I came in to help my former colleague with a holiday project...yes, she was volunteering that day at the book fair! She updated me on what all of you are doing, and just beamed when she spoke of her beloved grandchildren. I know this must be such a difficult time for you...look for signs, as she will be ever present in your lives. Love to all of you.


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