Ruth N. Brown, 92, of Massena

Ruth N. Brown, 92, of Massena

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Massena - Ruth N. Brown, 92, of Highland Avenue, Massena, peacefully passed away at the St. Regis Nursing Home on June 13, 2018.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 11:30 am at the First United Methodist Church in Massena. Burial will take place in Brookside Cemetery, Waddington at 3:00 pm.

Ruth was born on July 26, 1925 in Lisbon, NY, the daughter of Charles and Alice Nickerson. She married Melvin Brown on November 3, 1962 in New Milford, PA. He later predeceased her on September 23, 1993. For over 20 years Ruth worked in Syracuse at Farmers and Traders Life as a supervisor and cook.

Following her retirement she moved to Massena to be closer to family. Ruth enjoyed baking,  playing cards and was a member of Tops 272 in Massena, Eastern Stars, Massena Grange 704 and the United Methodist Women.

Ruth is survived by her stepchildren, David and Cathy Brown and Mary Brown; a niece, Betty Jean Clark and her children and grandchildren; a close friend, Russell Mallette and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Ruth is predeceased by her brother, Clifford Nickerson and a step son Melvin Brown Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 189 Main Street, Massena, NY, 13662.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

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