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Suzanne Marie Brown, age 78, of Dearborn, Canadian Lakes, and Rockford, passed away Friday morning, December 27, 2019 at her home near Rockford under the loving care of her family and Spectrum Health Hospice.  

The daughter of William Henry & Bette Mary (Kingsbury) Ritchie, she was born on June 13, 1941 in Kalamazoo.  On May 6, 1961, in Dearborn, she married Robert William Brown, Jr. and together they raised three children and enjoyed 56 years of marriage.
Suzanne retired from Dearborn Federal Credit Union, where she worked as a loan officer.  She enjoyed golfing, boating, quilting, baking and spending time with her beloved dogs.

She was preceded in death by her parents;  and her husband, Robert W. Brown Jr.
Surviving are her children, Beth Ann & Christopher Donnelly of Grand Rapids, Robert W. & Laurie Brown III of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and James & Colleen  Brown of Dearborn;  and four grandchildren, Kyle & Laurel Donnelly, Nicholas Donnelly, Alexander Brown, and Danielle Brown.  

Honoring her wishes, no services will be held.  Instead of flowers, contributions in Suzanne's memory to Spectrum Health Hospice would be appreciated.  

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Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen's Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638. 


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  1. Laurie Brown on December 31, 2019 at 12:00 am

  2. Dawn & Allen Parr on January 6, 2020 at 12:00 am

    A beautiful person inside and out.-á Loved your smile!

  3. Jill Talicska on January 10, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Everyday when Ms.Suzanne and Molly would make their way around the loop on Peninsula Dr our boys would run out to greet them. Our boys (Michael and Mason) would give hugs to Ms. Suzanne and feed Molly a few cherrios before they continued on their walk. Suzanne was such a sweet lady and was loved by our little family on Peninsula Dr. She is greatly missed.-á

  4. Dan and Jennifer Gorski on January 10, 2020 at 12:00 am

    SuzanneGÇÖs dazzling smile and kind heart were always a joy to see.

  5. Laurie grant on January 10, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Sue was a great neighbor. Always stoped to say hello when she was either passing down the road or walking molly. Was very sad to hear of her passing. Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Jim and Laurie Grant.

  6. Mike and Lesley on January 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Many happy memories of our time with Suzanne and Robert.A lovely lady.

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