Lucinda Browne

September 7, 1943December 2, 2017

Lucinda G. Browne of North Truro passed away on Dec. 2, 2017, at Seashore Point Nursing Home after a period of ill health. She was 74 years old.

Known as “Sister” to her family, Lucinda was born in Provincetown on Sept. 7, 1943, to David A. and Mary (Rose) Browne. She graduated from Provincetown High School and attended Burdett College in Boston. Lucinda worked in various positions for the John Hancock Insurance Company, Bonnie Doone Restaurant, Montano’s Restaurant, Town of Provincetown, Town of Truro and Sentry Bank. She was also the innkeeper of the Iva Tel Guest House at 8 Cottage St. for several years after the passing of her mother in 1984. She served as a member of the Provincetown School Committee and was a deeply faithful parishioner of St. Peter the Apostle Church. She participated in many of the activities at the Truro Council on Aging including the Memoirs class led by Rosalind Pace.

Lucinda loved reading and music, especially “Phantom of the Opera,” and impressed everyone with her intelligence, determination, sense of humor, generous spirit and fun-loving nature. The pride and joy of her life was her family, especially her grandsons.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her son, John David and his fiancée, Sheva Sparks-Russell and her daughter, Kaitlyn Russell of No. Truro, her grandsons, Brandon of No. Truro and Joseph of Lebanon, TN, her brother, John (J.B.) and his wife, Fran of Provincetown, her niece, Dayna of Arlington, VA, her cousin, Ellen Tavares Dutton of Baltimore, MD and many other relatives and friends. Lucinda was predeceased by her parents, her grandparents, Manuel S. and Lucinda T. Rose, her sister, Theda, her brother, David II and his wife, Judy and dear friend, Maxine Phillips. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Hope Hospice for the physical and spiritual care they provided and to Karen Dunn-Clark, C.N.A., for taking such good care of our beloved Lucinda during her stay at Seashore Point.

Family and friends are invited to a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27, at St. Peter the Apostle Church, 11 Prince St., Provincetown. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations in memory of Lucinda to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Peter the Apostle Church, 11 Prince St., Provincetown, MA 02657. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit the guestbook at


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Sid Lawson

January 25, 2018

Very sorry to learn of Lucinda

Dayna Browne

December 27, 2017

My Aunt Lucinda was a great person. She was generous and kind and very good to me. She was also hard working and smart. She often made witty and astute observations about the world around her. She appreciated art and music and was interested in politics as well. She cared very much for her family and her family will miss her greatly.

December 22, 2017

Dear John and family,

Sorry for the loss of your mom, she was a very nice woman always pleasant to talk to. With sympathy Patty Foster

December 21, 2017

I was sorry to read about the passing of Lucinda. I had the opportunity to meet her when I worked for the Provincetown Public Schools. She cared deeply about education and her children.
Jim Shillinglaw

The Staff of Nickerson Funeral Home

December 4, 2017

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.