Rita L. Brown

September 18, 1922November 22, 2019

Rita Brown, 97, passed into Jesus’ loving arms November 22, 2019. She was born on September 18, 1922, in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Rita was married to Raymond W. Brown Sr. for 67 years. She was a loyal wife to him while he served in the United States Navy. She traveled the world and lived many years overseas until settling in Palm Bay, Florida. Rita worked alongside her husband at the locksmith shop they owned in Indialantic. Once they fully retired, Rita enjoyed baking, cooking, sewing, creating porcelain dolls, and China painting. She is remembered for her many beautiful handmade gifts she would give to those she knew and loved.

Rita was member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Brevard Doll Collectors Club, the Brevard Porcelain Artist Club, and the Red Hat Club.

Rita was predeceased by her husband Raymond W. Brown Sr. and daughter Deborah H. Gamerl; brothers Lionel Caron, Joseph Caron; sisters Antoinette Caron, Cecelia Lennon; and her parents Octave and Blanche Caron. She is survived by her son Raymond W. Brown, Jr.; daughter Susan J. Horn; grandchildren Patrick Brown, Timothy Brown, Rachelle Horn, and Matthew Horn; and great-grandchildren Ashton Brown, Alexis Brown, Jack Brown, and Leah Brown.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 9:30 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church on Babcock Street. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated immediately following the visitation at 10:30. Burial will follow at Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge.

For those wishing to remember Rita, contributions may be made to William Childs Hospice House, 381 Medplex Pkwy, Palm Bay, FL 32907, or Saint Joseph Catholic School, 5320 Babcock Street, Palm Bay, Florida 32905.


  • Octave Caron, Father (deceased)
  • Blanche Fournier, Mother (deceased)
  • Raymond W. Brown, Sr., Loving Husband of 67 Years (deceased)
  • Raymond W. Brown, Jr., Son
  • Susan J. Horn, Daughter
  • Deborah H. Gamerl, Daughter (deceased)
  • Lionel Caron, Brother (deceased)
  • Joseph Caron, Brother (deceased)
  • Antoinette Caron, Sister (deceased)
  • Cecelia Lennon, Sister (deceased)
  • Rita is also survived by her grandchildren Patrick Brown, Timothy Brown, Rachelle Horn and Matthew Horn;
    Plus,great-grandchildren Ashton Brown, Alexis Brown, Jack Brown and Leah Brown.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 26, 2019


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Mary Driscoll

November 26, 2019

My dear Nana Brown I will always treasure the time I spent with you and hearing about all the many places you traveled, especially the times you spent in the Philippines. I will always carry a special place for you in my heart. My sincere condolences to your family.

Sandra Daugherty

November 25, 2019

My dear Aunt Rita. My memories of you are so sweet. I would as child always be so excite to see you when you would come from far off places. My mom and I would go to places and make tapes so we could actually talk to you, and them to you wherever you were. That seems so long ago. I love you and thank you for the memories. May you rest in peace.

Barbara LoProto

November 24, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Rita's family. I'm so fortunate that I got to spend some time with her and hear her many stories. Rita will certainly be missed by her many friends and family, especially her daughter Susan. May she rest in peace.