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SWANTON, VT -- Carolyn Haseltine Brown, 81, a resident of 66 Spring St. in Swanton Village, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, in the Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility in Burlington. Born in Dexter, Maine on, July 26, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Ruth (Remick) Haseltine. She attended Dexter schools graduating from Dexter High School in 1940. Prior to her marriage she worked at Fay Scott (1940 - 1942) in Dexter, Maine. On July 26, 1942, she married Howard W. Brown, who survives her.

From 1973 until 1984, Carolyn and her husband, Howard, lived in the Alburg Community, and as an accomplished organist she assisted in many of the churches and funeral homes throughout Grand Isle and Franklin Counties. In 1984 they moved to Jefferson, Maine, returning to Vermont in 2003 where she was embraced by the First Baptist Church of St. Albans.

Over the years Carolyn had been very active with both the University of Vermont and the University of Maine Extension Services and she was also involved in the Barbershop Chorus in Gardiner, Maine. Among her many talents Carolyn loved to write and was responsible for a column in both The Islander, a weekly newspaper covering all of Grand Isle County in Vermont and The Church Mouse a Baptist Church Newspaper in Jefferson, Maine. She was a very welcoming women and her door was always open.

In addition to her husband Howard of Swanton, Carolyn leaves her children and their spouses, Ernest and Kate (Delaney) Brown of South Burlington, Pamela and William Palma of Milton, Lynn and Jay Speer of Swanton, Marilee and Paul Contois of Colchester and Kenneth and Gayle (Fitzgerald) Brown of Alburg; grandchildren, Thomas Brown of Pittsburgh, Pa., Sienna Brown of Atlanta, Ga., Analesa Palma Snyder and her husband Ronald of Orefield, Pa., Aneta Palma and husband Matt Cyr of Milton, Jordan Speer of Swanton, Hannah and Hayley Contois both of Colchester, and Phillip and Kristopher Brown both of Alburg; great-grandchildren, August and Jarek Cyr of Milton and Ronald and Makayla Snyder of Orefield, Pa.; as well as nieces, nephews and many many friends and extended family who will miss her greatly. Besides her parents, Carolyn was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Haseltine.

A special thank you to Pat Delaney, an ICU Nurse with Fletcher Allen Health Care for his patience and compassion with all of Carolyn's family.

At Carolyn's request there will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Life is being planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers gifts in Carolyn's memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements have been under the direction of the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton.

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