BROWN, MARGARET
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A funeral mass was offered May 4 at Christ the King Church, Jersey City, for Margaret Brown. She passed away April 25. She was born in Jersey City to Mary L. Mayo Brown and Clarence Leon Brown, Sr. who both preceded her in death. She received her formal education from Jersey City Public Schools. Margaret worked at Jersey City Medical Center in an administrative capacity for over thirty years. After retiring from Jersey City Medical Center, Margaret then became employed by the County of Hudson at Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital in Secaucus, in the role of Ombudsman.

Margaret loved politics and was highly regarded in the Hudson County political community. Margaret was the recipient of numerous awards and commendations for her dedication to serving the community. She belonged to numerous civic organizations and associations. She was previously the Committeewoman in Ward E, after moving from Ward F where she had been ward leader and committeewoman for many years. Margaret was the cofounder of the Black Democratic Women of Hudson County; an Executive Board member of the North Jersey Chapter of the National Action Network; a former board member of the Girl Scouts of America, Jersey City Chapter; as well as the Immediate past president of the Tenant Association of the Paulus Hook Towers and the Organizer of the Senior and Disabled group of Paulus Hook Towers.

Margaret was deeply spiritual and to her Catholic faith. She loved to celebrate all holidays and was known for her ‘Happy Birthday Jesus’ cake every Christmas. An aficionada of fine arts, she enjoyed painting, jewelry making and poetry; she especially the works of Maya Angelou. Margaret also loved to shop and one of her favorite pastimes was perusing QVC and HSN.

Margaret loved spending time with her family and friends. She had an infectious laugh and a beautiful smile, but was famous for being extremely focused and organized when it came to get to work. Margaret leaves to cherish her memory three siblings, Elaine Carney, William J. Brown and Bernard Brown. She also leaves to cherish her memory, a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Margaret was predeceased by three siblings, Willie Ruth Brown Sturdivant, Clarence Brown, Jr. and Peggy Brown. Services arranged by the Watson Mortuary Service, Jersey City.

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