Barbara A. Brown

November 10, 1934June 17, 2018

Barbara A. Brown, 83, of Manchester, died June 17, 2018 at the Hanover Hill Healthcare Center after a short illness. She was born in Manchester on November 10, 1934 the daughter of Walter H. and Marion G. (Brooks) Duguay and was a lifelong resident of the Queen City. She was educated in the local school system and was a graduate of Manchester West High School.

Following her graduation, she was employed as a telephone operator for New England Telephone and Telegraph Company with 15 years of service. She was a member of St. Pius X Church volunteering at numerous parish functions and also enjoyed her time spent as a volunteer with the Girl Scout in Manchester. After her retirement, Barbara enjoyed traveling, especially taking trips to Foxwoods and Las Vegas and was also an avid Bingo player. She loved getting together with family and friends and will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.

She was predeceased by her husband of 21 years Walter “Salty” Brown Jr. in 1993, by her brothers Kenneth Duguay and Donald Duguay, by her sisters Arline Gaffney and Dorothy Cote and by her companion of 8 years George Collins.

Members of her family include her niece and caregiver Suzanne Hines and her companion Graham Baker of Hooksett, her sister-in-law Doris Duguay of Manchester as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Saturday June 23 from 9:30 to 11 am at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester with a Funeral Service celebrated at 11 am in the funeral home. Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Barbara’s name be made to the Manchester Animal Shelter 490 Dunbarton Rd. Manchester, NH 03102.


  • Visitation Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 23, 2018

Barbara A. Brown

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Marion (Gustafson) Russell

June 23, 2018

To Barb's Family,

When Barb and I were around 13 yrs. of age and attended Bethany Congregational Church (Covenant) we made
our Confirmation in May, 1948 along with Barb Shirley Anderson; and Arlene Lindh; and two others. We were
very close friends during our time at Sunday School at Bethany. I spent a lot of Sundays going over to Barb's house with her after church, had dinner with her family, and then went to a movie usually at the Strand Theater on Hanover Street. We attended different high schools, she at West and I at Central and graduated in 1952. Once we started working and not seeing each other I guess we kind of lost touch with each other and only occasionally saw one another. I married in 1953 and have had 1 son and 3 daughters, and only a couple of times saw Barb. I just read of her passing in the paper and certainly recognized her after all these years and then remembered our good times together. I am in a motorized chair now and am so sorry I am unable to attend calling hours or her funeral. My husband, Ed, also passed away after 63 yrs. of marriage in November, 2016.

Rest in peace, Barbara, and I know we will see each other again some day.