HARRISVILLE, NY — Hazel “Babe” Petrie Brown, 93, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.
Babe was born on July 30, 1926, in North Bangor, NY, the daughter of Bert and Hazel Aldrich Petrie; she graduated in 1942 rom Brushton High School.
She was employed at Rome Air Depot during World War II. Following the end of the war, she worked for the Rome State School.
On Sept. 12, 1946, Babe married Robert Brown in Moira, NY. Babe and Bob were married for 50 years; Bob passed on Nov. 14, 1996.
She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Randy & Patty Brown, Harrisville and two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda & Sid Larkin, Rochester and Susan and Raymond Sibley, Ballston Spa. She was also blessed with her grandchildren; Tim and Jim Brown, Christine Ortt, Brian and Zach Brown, and Adam and Emily Sibley. Babe also has 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by two children John Brown in 1995 and Jane Brown in 1973, as well as her sister, Emma, and brothers, Ralph and Lawrence Petrie.
Babe was a very active member of her community; she served on the board of Harris Courts for 15 years, the Office of the Aging for 10 years, she was a life member of the Harrisville United Methodist Church and spent many years working doughnut sales and multiple other fundraisers. She was an active member of the Harrisville Senior Citizens and Adirondack Grange #530, where she received her 7th Degree. Babe enjoyed helping her friends as well as playing cards and playing bingo at Seniors.
Memorial donations may be made to the Harrisville Rescue Squad.
Arrangements are being handled by the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc.
Calling hours will be held privately and her interment will take place in Sunnyside Cemetery, Brushton, NY.