OBITUARY

Selma M. Brown

December 19, 1912October 31, 2020

Selma M. (George) Brown passed away peacefully after a brief illness, Saturday, October 31, 2020 in her 108th year. Born in Amchit, Lebanon a daughter of the late Peter and Jessie (Nasser) George she arrived in the United States as an infant with her mother and was a longtime resident of Fall River.

A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, she worked at the Newport Naval Base during WWII, at F.W. Woolworths for 30 years in both Fall River and Redbank, NJ, Fanny Farmer Candies and retired from Holy Name Rectory as a cook and housekeeper. A volunteer at the Charlton Memorial Gift Shop, she was an active member of the Fall River Grange for over 50 years.

A truly generous woman, she had an independent spirit and lived life to the fullest. Her greatest gift in life was her family whom she referred to as “her people”. Selma is survived by many cousins and will be remembered for her gentle smile and endless stories. Her family extends their gratitude to the staff at the Catholic Memorial Home who helped make her final years happy ones.

Her funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 10:30 am in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter Street, Fall River. Burial will be private. To leave a note of condolence, www.waring-sullivan.com

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Teresa and Chet Leonard

November 3, 2020

Aunt Selma,
Through love and memories, you are immortal. Until we meet again, you will remain in our dreams. In our hearts is where your story lives. You are the "Nasser" rainbow, always leading us to good times, laughs and comfort. Thank you for all your love and great memories. Love Teresa and Chet

Joanne Parent

November 3, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Selma's passing and wish to express my deepest condolences to her family and those that had the pleasure of knowing her.
She had a kind spirit and brightened the lives of many of the residents and families at CMH.
Fondly,
Joanne Parent

Sue Sullivan

November 2, 2020

My condolences and prayers to the family. Selma was a wonderful woman who was loved by many. I was privileged to care for her as her nurse for many years. I will miss her stories and how she just made the best of every situation, enjoying life to the end. Fly with the angels ❤️
With Love,
Sue Sullivan

Eileen Babcock

November 2, 2020

So sad to hear about Selma,s passing. Enjoyed our conversations while I worked at Catholic. Always had a smile on her face. Will be missed.

Judy Evans

November 2, 2020

Dear Marci and family,

My deepest condolences on your loss. She was a wonderful
woman and will be missed. God Bless her.

Judy Evans

JANICE & MICHAEL ARRUDA

November 2, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Selma's passing. We have been friends of hers for over 30 years. She volunteered with us at St. Vincent's Home, and we would take her to do her errands, shopping and to the doctors when she needed to go. In all those years we never saw her get angry or speak ill of anyone. She was the sweetest, kindness person we have ever met. We called her the "Candy Lady", because she would never see you without giving you some candy! We feel very blessed to have known Selma. She will be truly missed! R.I.P. Dear Friend! Love, Janice & Michael Arruda

Susan Crepeau

November 2, 2020

I was so sad to hear of Selma’s passing. I enjoyed our weekly visits and conversations about her life. She was truly a wonderful lady and historian! Thanks for being you. Sincerely, Sue Crepeau

Shirley Guertin

November 2, 2020

We were so sorry to her of Selma's passing. We have known her for many years going back to her Fall River Grange Days. We belong to Kickemuit Grange in Warren and would exchange programs with Fall River Grange each year. My husband Leo was one of her many "boyfriends". She was quite a gal and made friends so easily. We know she is resting in peace now with her many friends & family.

Sincerely

Leo & Shirley Guertin

Brad Harrington

November 2, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Selma and her wonderful mom, Jesse during my high school years at the Holy Name Rectory. Such a warm and wonderful woman of faith. Rest in peace, Selma, you were always a source of joy.

Thomas Tarvis

November 2, 2020

Selma was a great person. As Grange members, both my mom and I would attend meetings and work during the annual fair with her. Selma’s laughter was contagious and I will never forget her smile.
Truly she made the world a better place and will be sadly missed.
My deepest sympathy to her family.
Regards,
Thomas Tarvis

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