Celia Jean Brown, age 64, passed away on Sept. 22, 2010 at her home in Woodbridge, CT. Born in Ogden, Utah on Feb. 4, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Cyrus J. & Jean Bergin Brown and granddaughter of the late Frank S. & Celia Bergin. After attending LSU, she subsequently moved to New Haven in 1969 where she continued her career as a prominent figure in the social services community until the time of her passing. Beloved by many she is survived by her brothers; Cyrus, David, Robert and Tom Brown and their families. Please join her family in the celebration of Celia's life on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 3:00 PM in the Zion Episcopal Church, 326 Notch Hill Road, North Branford, CT with reception to follow at the church. Interment will be held Privately. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden.

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  1. Cele was a huge part of my family’s life, and we feel privileged that we were fortunate enough to know and love this wonderful person. Good-bye, Cele, my genteel southern lady – you will remain in my heart always and I will cherish the many, many memories I have of you.

  2. Cele was a special person and a wonderful friend. Memories of her and her beloved mother Jean are too many to list here. I will never forget her. What is going to happen to the Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe???????

  3. Cele was a vibrant spirit and kind of heart. She touched many lives and left a lasting impression on us all..May her family take comfort in knowing that she was loved and will be missed by many.

  4. There was NEVER a dull moment with Aunt Cele around. Anyone who’s ever been lucky enough to meet her, will never forget her. She could light up a room with her laughter.. She’ll always be missed and forever loved.

  5. Cele was a very special friend and I will miss her and our talks. She enjoyed life and her kind and giving personality was admired by so many she came to know. I know that the flights of angels came to take her to her place of rest and she is at peace. I will miss you and May God Bless you today and always. My deepest sympathy to your family.

  6. I was shocked and saddened to learn of Cel’s passing. It was an honor to have worked with such a dedicated professional. She was a hard worker with a great sense of humor. CB: Thanks for everything you’ve done helping others. God Bless you, forever in my heart and soul! Chow! Chow! FC

  7. My deepest sympathy to all of Cel’s family. I knew Cel for such a short time and she was a wonderful person. Lost touch for awhile and saddened to hear of her passing. I will never forget her friendliness and her gentle smile…..my sincere Aloha to Cel.

  8. Very saddened to hear of Cecila passing…have not seen or had contact for many years but she was a special person to have been in our lives. Our prayers and thoughts go to all who loved her .

  9. We have some wonderful memories of Cele. From the light in her eyes to the funky shoes she always seemed to wear. Cele had a kindness of spirit that is hard to find in people. We had not seen her in some time but she was frequently on our minds and we will miss her greatly. Our hearts go out to her family and all of her other friends.

  10. Cele was a compassionate animal lover who so enjoyed her pets.. we had some great conversations, I will miss her great sense of humor, she was a true animal activist.

  11. I had the great fortune to work with Cele. The moment I met her, I knew we would be fast friends. After losing touch for some 6 years, Cele called me just about a month ago to check in. I feel so blessed to have had that contact. Incredibly kind, witty and compassionate, I will remember Cele fondly. Rest eternally

  12. I worked with Cele for several years. She was a great advocate, co-worker and friend. She touched so many lives and will be dearly missed by many. My deepest sympathies….

  13. Cele, I remember the first day that we meet. it was july 9 2009 which was my birthday. I went home that night and told my girlfriend that i had just met the most caring person ever. Cele i miss the days that we use to sit in your office and chat about football. We shared stories and laughed together. We became good friends. You wilL always have a place in my heart Your smile was amazing. Thank you, for helping and teaching and showing me how to help others.One day i hope to follow in your footsteps. Thank You, david c forsyth

  14. celia was a great person witha loving and caring heart xcarlos h celia imiss you alot you been a great help thank you lauren lang i miss you and i love you thank u sandy l you were so nice to me and when i needed help you were there for nme thank you for caring jamie jerrell Celia I Miss You and Thank You Dsvid Neleber

  15. I miss you Ceil, You were the best, I thank you so much for helping me get the job I wanted. Rest in peace !! Love Katrina Turner I will miss you, You were a wonderful lady. Russell Wilson I love you with all my heart, you were my girlfriend, I will miss you very much .. Love Charlene Wilson Ceil, you were a good friend of mine , I will miss you very much , Nick P. I will miss you very much, you were a very special person to me. You were a joyful lady to be around. Rest in peace.. Love Janice Fuentes You will be sadly missed by all of your friends and clients, You meant alot to them and you were loved very much .. Debi L. WHCC

  16. i.ll miss you celia love James MD Lowe. You was well liked by every one and very helpful and understanding i will miss you.Cheryl Guttman. I miss you very much you are in safe place know.Desiree Rosas. I miss you i will send my prayers to your family.Michael Harris. I LOVE YOU Cele Brown i miss you a lot.Nitsa Togridis. I miss you very much.Lyza Bartha. I was very sad for you lost i miss you .Antoinette p. I miss you im very sad for you lost.Tim Boucher. That was very pleasent to have you for my director for a few years always have something fun to said to me and joke around dont matter how you feel you always has a smile.I will miss you for ever.You always gonna be in my heart.Wanda Torres.We always will remember you.Rest in peace your clients and staff.

  17. It was truly a pleasure working for you and knowing you personally as well. We had so many wonderful times together at work and outside the office. Thank you for bringing your Louisiana style and charm to West Haven. I have lots of wonderful memories to hold onto and wish you eternal peace. Love Cathy xoxo

  18. We all miss you Cele! I am sorry to hear you are gone but you will never be forgotten. Love Milagros Rivera I will truly miss you and will always keep you in my heart and will always remember you. Love Roberto Ruiz I will miss you Cele. Ralph Hennes We were all truly happy to see you a few weeks ago when you came to visit us and You will be missed dearly by all clients and staff at the West Haven Community House. ~Emely~

  19. I had the good fortune to work with Cele while a student at SCSU. She supervised my internship at ESGIRC and immediately became a friend and mentor. Her warmth, knowledge, professionalism, and expertise were all combined in such a way as make her a valued advocate and friend for all who were disabled. She encouraged me to come and work at ESGIRC and we worked together for almost 8 years. She was an amazing colleague, friend, and a good soul. It was my privilege to know her and learning of her death now has saddened me deeply. We lost contact but I never forgot about Cele and how she influenced me. Rest with the angels Cele . . . You were loved by all. Olga Ryder

  20. I just learned today that Cele had passed away. Cele was my supervisor at ESGIRC and gave me my first supervisory opportunity, which led to working in management at Yale. She was a supportive boss … funny, intelligent and unique… had an amazing ability to really listen and empathize… and I’ll always remember her socks. She made a real difference in many lives and will be missed.

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