Mary E. Brown, 95, of Shrewsbury


Shrewsbury – Mary E. (Jacobs) Brown, 95, of Shrewsbury, died May 1, 2019. Her husband, Dr. Donald P. Brown predeceased her in 1987.

She leaves seven children, Paul D. Brown of St. Paul, Minn., Kathleen Flaherty of Lexington, David J. Brown of Boston, Ann Stasaitis of Southborough, Philip Brown of Woonsocket, R.I., and James V. Brown of Shrewsbury. Her son, Stephen J. Brown, predeceased her in 1991. Mary leaves 11 grandchildren, a grandson predeceased, and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Vincent M. Jacobs of Burlington, Vt. and William P. Jacobs of Princeton, N.J., predeceased her.

Born in Boston, Mary was the daughter of Major General Vincent H. Jacobs and Elizabeth Kennedy Jacobs. She was educated in Boston schools and graduated from Regis College.

Before her marriage, Mrs. Brown taught in the Boston public schools and was a copy writer for the Sheraton Corp.

A longtime parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Shrewsbury, she was a member of St. Mary’s Women’s Guild, the Shrewsbury Historical Society, the Shrewsbury Garden Club, and the Guild of Our Lady of Providence.

In lieu of flowers, the flowers the family suggests that donations be made to St. Mary’s Church, 20 Summer St., Shrewsbury.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, May 13, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury. Burial will be held privately.