Muriel J. Browne of Binghamton, N.Y., died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 on her 96th birthday at the Good Shepherd-Fairview Nursing Facility.
She was born Oct. 5, 1916 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of the late Julia and Frederick Grandage. She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, the Rev. Vincent Browne, rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Ridgway from 1952 until his death in 1997; a sister, Florence Kellett of Toronto; and brother, Frank Grandage, also of Toronto.
Following her husband's death, she moved from Ridgway to New Castle, Del. where she was an active member of Immanuel Church, serving for many years as the chair as the Altar Guild. In 2009 she moved to Good Shepherd-Fairview Home in Binghamton, N.Y. and became a member of Trinity Memorial Church.
Surviving her are her children, Michael and Nancy Browne of The Village, Fla., and Peter and Jill Browne of Binghamton, N.Y.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister, Audrey Scriven of Toronto.
She was a remarkable woman – thoughtful, loving, devout, and fiercely independent – an inspiration to her family, friends, and many others whose lives she touched.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, 44 Main St., Binghamton, N.Y. Pre-service organ music will begin at 1:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Organ Fund of Trinity Memorial Church. Arrangements are with the Ernest H. Parsons Funeral Home, 71 Main St., Binghamton, N.Y. Please visit ParsonsFuneral.com to offer your condolences.