Doris “Dottie” Brown, 95, Belleville

BELLEVILLE, NY — Doris (Dottie) Brown, 95, affectionately called “Grandma Cookie”, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at the Samaritan Medical Center with her family at her side.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, at the Don Rounds American Legion Post 586, 10 S. Main St., Adams, beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will be held for the convenience of the family in Woodside Cemetery, Belleville.

Born Feb. 10, 1926, in the town of Ellisburg, a daughter to Everett and Bertha Pearl Crandall Eastman, she graduated from Belleville Central School in June 1943.

She married Howard Brown, son to Allen and Doris Hedger Brown, on Feb. 18, 1944, at the Belleville Methodist Church with Rev. Miles Hutchinson officiating.

Dottie and Howard took to housekeeping in half of the Brown family home, where she lived for 71 years until the farm was sold in 2015. She then moved to the Adams Senior Citizen Country View Apartments on May 5, 2015.

Dottie was a 4-H leader for a year. Later she was an assistant Girl Scout leader and Scout leader in Belleville for over 20 years. She was a Girl Scout neighborhood chairperson and secretary for South Jefferson area.

She was active in the Home Bureau, the Modern Square dance club and the Union Academy alumni association.

Dottie enjoyed yardwork at the farm, mowing and trimming.  She enjoyed genealogy and updating the Hedger and Eastman family lineage books.  She enjoyed traveling around the United States, visiting 46 states, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Canada.

Dottie is survived by her children, Joan (Joel) Burley, Doug (Debbie) Brown, Rose (Mike) Reff and Marjorie Patterson; 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren with a third great- great-grandchild on the way.

She was predeceased by Husband Howard, and five brothers Gerald, Carl, Charles, Harry and Paul Eastman.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Academy Alumni Association, PO Box 129, Belleville, NY  13611 or to the South Jefferson Rescue Squad, PO Box 126, Adams, NY  13605.

Arrangements are with the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville.

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