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Anne Trumbull Elwell Brown, 89, formerly of Gloucester, died May 18, 2017, at her home in Casa Grande, Ariz.
She was born October 16, 1927, in Gloucester, the daughter of Percy Grant and Annie Rose (Trumbull) Elwell. Anne was the last surviving sister of ten siblings. She had some serious health issues the past many years, yet faced them head on with courage and determination and all the strength she could muster. She never complained. She was a deeply caring person and helped anyone and everyone who needed support and comfort.
Anne lived in Port Hueneme, Calif., for many years, where she and her predeceased husband, Jesse E. Brown, owned and managed rental properties. After selling these properties, they traveled for several years around the USA in their RV. They loved this lifestyle and Anne often said it was the happiest time of her life. They moved to Port Charlotte, Fla., in the 1970s and still made shorter trips in their RV, and enjoyed inviting family and friends to cruise the Port Charlotte waterways in their pontoon boat. After Jesse died in 1983, Anne lived many years with her sister, Marion (Elwell) Dillard, still in Port Charlotte. In 2005, they moved to Casa Grande, Ariz. After Marion died in 2007, Anne moved to The Garnet, an assisted living home in Casa Grande, where she lived until her passing.
Anne was a vibrant, hard-working, fun-loving, strong, considerate, and compassionate woman. She was amazing and rare, always putting others’ needs above her own. Even later in life, crippled by rheumatoid arthritis and blindness, her sparkling personality shone through, always. In addition to her husband, Jesse, she was predeceased by her beloved siblings, Louise Pacheco, Bernice Elwell, Percy Elwell Jr., Etta Elwell, May Johnson, Lois Kinsella, John Elwell, Marion Dillard, and Barbara Roland. She is survived and greatly admired by many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, who live in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Arizona, California, Texas, and Florida.
She will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester.
Published on  May 26, 2017
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