Virginia R. Brown

Virginia R. Brown, 74, of Newton Street, Dunkirk, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, following a short illness.

She was born in the Town of Hanover on April 29, 1939, the daughter of the late Abel Giles and Anna (Kovitch) Dawley.

Mrs. Brown was a graduate of Silver Creek Central School, Class of 1957 and worked for the former Ralston Purina, Dunkirk, for over 20 years. She was also an area craft vendor.

Mrs. Brown was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Dunkirk and active with their Bible study group, a member of the Red Hat Society, South Dayton and the Ralston Purina retirees luncheon group. She enjoyed playing bingo, cards, golf, bowling, traveling and wintering in Lakeshore, FL.

Survivors include her husband, Marshall O. Brown, whom she married February 14, 1990, in Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, Silver Creek; two daughters, Teresa Daniels of Erie, PA, and Jacqueline Daniels of Westfield; three sons, Steven (Petra) Daniels of Besigheim, Germany, Mark (Susan) Brown of Orlando, FL, Lawrence Brown of Forestville; and a sister, Betty Cagley of Falls Church, Virginia. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Lowell Douglas Daniels.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. from where Funeral Services will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock, with Pastor Judith Cole of the First United Methodist Church, Dunkirk, officiating. Interment will follow in Balltown Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 15 East 6th Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048. To post condolences go to