D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT


Theresa Brown

October 1, 1926July 19, 2020

Theresa “Terry” (Toce) Brown, 93, of East Hartford, loving wife of 65 years of Robert George Brown, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at her home surrounded by her caring family. Born in East Hartford on October 1, 1926, a proud daughter of the late Rocco A. and Susan (Cavallo) Toce, she had been a lifelong resident of East Hartford. A devout Catholic, Terry was a longtime communicant of St. Mary’s Church, East Hartford. She enjoyed playing bingo at the local area churches and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. Proud of her Italian heritage, Terry loved cooking Italian meals especially for Sunday family dinners. A proud home maker, Terry was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who cherished her time with her entire family. Along with her beloved husband Robert, Terry is survived by four sons, Robert A. Bragan and his wife, Amore, of Florida, Clinton Bragan of California, Gray Bragan of California, Brian Brown of South Carolina; four daughters, Lou Ann Wilson and her husband, Jeffrey, of Coventry, Debra Diaz of Rockville, Roberta Voisine of East Hartford with whom she made her home, Audrey Brown of East Hartford; two brothers, Ronald Toce and his wife, Kay, of East Hartford, Daniel Toce of Plainville; a sister, Carol Kelly and her husband, Jimmy, of East Hartford; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one great – great grandson; many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Besides her parents, Terry was predeceased by her brothers, Gerald Anthony Toce, John Toce, and Rocco A. Toce, Jr. of East Hartford; her sisters, Elaine Plungy, Annemarie Whitaker, Rosemary Hiltgen, and Carmela Levere. Due to the current health crisis, private funeral service and burial were held at the convenience of the family. There were no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Terry’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopoeh.com.


  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


  • All Services Were Private


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Stephen Merrick

August 2, 2020

To the Brown and Toce families,

We are sorry for your loss of Theresa and wish to extend our condolences.

Steve & Jean Merrick

Dawne Whitaker-Trackey

July 31, 2020

Brian, Debbie, Luanne, Roberta and Uncle Bob,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of our summer Sunday family gatherings at our home that we jokingly called Whitaker park. I do miss those days. We really need a family reunion after we are safe from this caronavirus. Love you all.

Sherri Lane

July 27, 2020

Love and Miss you so much Grandma❤️

Heidi Toce

July 23, 2020

We will all miss Auntie Theresa. She is now resting peacefully. Thoughts and prayers to the Brown family. LOVE TO YOU ALL!! XO

Roxana Bleau

July 22, 2020

Debi, Luann, Roberta And uncle Bob. I so sorry for your loss. Aunt Theresa was a beautiful soul and will be missed. My memories of childhood always include all of you. The laughter and fun we had be it cookout or trips to Maine. All of you have a special place in my heart. Call if you need anything!
Love Roxi

Anne Marie Pressamarita

July 21, 2020

To the Brown family my condolences to you all. My love and prayers are with you and your family we will always remember the great memories of our beloved auntie Theresa 🙏


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