Entered into eternal rest 2 November 2011, Doris Evelyn Keeney, Brown, Winchester of Colorado Springs, Colorado, formerly of Hamden and Wallingford, Connecticut. She was born 12 November 1924, the daughter of the late Carrie and Nathan J. Keeney Sr. She is survived by sons (USAF Retired) Col. Robert C. Brown Jr. (Cynthia) of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Leonard K. Brown (Judith) of East Barnard, Vermont. Also, step-daughters Karen Connolly Butler (Terrance) of Lebanon, New Hampshire, Valerie Zane (Dr. William) of Sandwich, Massachusetts, step-son Charles Winchester of Hamden, Connecticut, and several Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren She attended Putnam Ave. Grammar School and graduated from Hamden High School with the class of 1942. In her senior year World War II had started and she worked in a program of 2 weeks at school and 2 weeks working for the Safety Car Heating & Lighting Company in Hamden. After graduating she became a permanent employee of this Company. She left in 1949 to raise a family. In 1960 she returned to work for The Nationwide Insurance Company, Northeast Regional office in Hamden, retiring in 1985. At Nationwide she worked in the Personnel Department and also the Claim Services and Microfilm Departments. She was President of the Nationwide Activities Association. She also served as the first President of Silk'n Sounds, a Ladies Barbershop Group formed in 1998 in Hamden, Connecticut. She was raised and married in Trinity Episcopal Church on the Green in New Haven Connecticut. Later she was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hamden, serving as President of the Women's group. She also sang in the choir. Doris was pre-deceased by her sister Margery J. Keeney and brothers Nathan J. Keeney Jr. and Edmund S. Keeney. She also survived her husbands Robert C. Brown Sr., and Frank S. Winchester III. A Memorial Service will be held graveside at the Whitneyville Cemetery, Whitney and Treadwell Streets, Hamden, Connecticut for family and friends. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Christ Lutheran Church, 600 Shepard Ave. Hamden, Ct. 06514, or Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN. 38101 or The Valerie Winchester Scholarship Fund, Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut, P.O. Box 70 Wallingford, Connecticut 06491. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN.

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  1. Doris was a wonderful friend that I met through Silk’N sounds chorus.we shared many laughs and good times together… She will be missed.

  2. MY DEAR FRIEND AND MADAM PRESIDENT! SILK’N SOUNDS WOULD NEVAH HAD SURVIVED WITHOUT YOUR STEWARDSHIP! THEY SING AT INTERNATIONAL THIS WEEKEND!WE ENJOYED MANY A GOOD MEETING AND PARTY!ALWAYS THE LADY, I SHALL mISS YOU! MAY THE ROAD RISE TO mEET yOU LOVE ELLIE(YOUR SECRETARY)

  3. I was just a kid, out of high school when I met Doris at Nationwide Insurance. I affectionately called her Ma Brown and over the years I had many opportunities to tell her how much I loved her and what a positive role model she was for me. I thank God for putting Doris in my life and will carry with me many treasured memories of her, her family and all the good times .Alice’s Girls. had. Rest in peace dear friend. Love, Kathy

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