MaryAnn Brown, age 87, formerly of Waterford, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was born May 26, 1928 in Meadville, PA to the late Kenneth and Ruth Laughery Wilkins.

Brown, MaryAnn001?? Mrs. Brown attended Rockdale School and graduated from Cambridge Springs High School. On June 5, 1946 she married her husband, Homer Brown, who still resides in Erie. Her greatest joy was her family including her four daughters- Connie Monahan (Gary) of Fairview, Beverly Gallagher (Jim) of Waterford, Brenda Crolli (Dean) of Erie, and Darlene Sedelmyer of Cypress, TX; and her six grandchilden and one great grandson.

She is further survived by two brothers- Richard Wilkins (Marge) and Eugene Wilkins (Jean Rae), and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a special grandson-in-law, Ed Hess.

Besides her family, she loved owning Brown’s Dairy Isle in Waterford for many years. She loved everyone and everyone loved her. She was an excellent seamstress, cook and pie baker and loved to ride snowmobiles with family and friends. Also, one of her joys was hunting mule deer and elk with her husband when they would travel out west.

Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and are invited to a funeral service there on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity or church of your choice.