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Helen M. Brown

Miss Helen Brown of 39 Turkey Shore Road, Ipswich, died Saturday March 29, 2008 in the Beverly Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born in Ipswich on December 6, 1913, the daughter of the late George and Francena (McIntire) Brown. Helen graduated from Manning High in 1931 and Salem Normal School in 1934. For 38 years, Helen taught business at the high school level. For a few years she taught in Webster, MA. Most of her teaching was in Ipswich, where for many years she was the head of the business department. From July of 1943 until December of 1945 she served in the United States Navy at Washington D.C. and Pearl Harbor. While serving in Washington, she designed a system to insure that ships would be speedily repaired and returned to combat. She traveled widely both at home and abroad. A member of the First and South Congregational Church in Ipswich, she served as financial secretary, deaconess, and was on the historical commission.

She is survived by two nieces and four nephews, Margaret Bodge, Ruth Desmond, Richard, Dexter and Donald Brown and William Boylan. She was predeceased by her brothers George and Dexter, and sisters Gertrude Proventure, Gladys Gross Boylan, Esther, Lillian, and Lucy Brown and Annie Boylan.

Her funeral service will be held Tuesday April 1 at 1 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home. Family and friends respectfully welcomed. An hour of visitation will precede the service starting at 12 noon. Interment will follow at Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich.  Miss Brown’s nephew Dr. William E. Boylan will preside. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Helen Brown Scholarship Fund for deserving Ipswich High School seniors planning to enter teaching. Donations may be sent to 132 Jackman St., Georgetown MA 01833.


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