June 18, 1927 ~ January 10, 2022

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Cheshire, CT

It is with great sadness that the family of June Hazel (Erich) Brown announces her passing on January 10, 2022. June was born on June 18, 1927 and was a lifelong New Haven area resident. She most recently resided at Elim Park in Cheshire. June was the wife of the late Edward J. Brown. She was the daughter of the late Herbert and Gladys Tolles Erich, and is predeceased by her sister Fern Thynell, and brother Bud Erich. June is survived by her children; Leslie Loehmann (Jack), and John Brown (Emily), and was predeceased by her daughter Carol Barbara Brown, son Paul Erich Brown, and grandson John B. Loehmann, Jr. She enjoyed being a loving Nana to 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She will also be fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Since birth, June spent her summers at Mansfield Grove on Long Island Sound in East Haven. The 94 summers spent at Mansfield Grove and Kelsey’s Island, both affectionately known to the family as “The Shore,” brought her countless wonderful memories. June met her future husband Ed as a teenager at The Shore, became an accomplished competitive swimmer with the Colony Swim Club coached by her father Herb “Wabba” Erich, oversaw the business aspects of the Erich Day Camp for many years, and hosted Happy Hours on her cottage deck at the end of days packed with family fun. She was known for entertaining her family and friends with stories about her life growing up at The Shore. Her family continues to make memories at this special place. June touched many people during her life and is genuinely loved by so many. She will be missed.
June’s family will be celebrating her life at a private gathering. If people so desire, contributions can be made in her memory to the Elim Park Resident Benevolent Fund, 150 Cook Hill Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410 or to the Edward J. Brown Scholarship, c/o Hopkins School, 986 Forest Rd., New Haven, CT 06515. Arrangements are in care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT.

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  1. I am so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Brown (and Mr. Brown) were two of the kindest Shore people and I remember many times they’d stop at our picnic table to chat and have a laugh on the way to or from the honey bucket ;-). They will both alway be remembers fondly.

  2. It is with our deepest sympathy to the family, and the many friends, may your most cherished memories comfort you during this difficult time. Aunt June was the kindest, caring woman who lived a beautiful life, she always had a warm inviting smile and heartfelt laugh, what an amazing life to celebrate!!! “WOOOHOOOO”Aunt June, I will miss you dearly! We all will miss you so very much. Heaven has gained yet another angel to watch over us. God bless, amen.

  3. Our sweet Aunt June while I know you are celebrating with Uncle Eddie and the rest of our crazy (but fun) family just know we will miss you here so much! Your sweet funny personality was like no other. I will cherish our time together and all the great stories with all those laughs. See you on the other side

  4. My sincere condolences to the entire extended Brown family. June’s passing is such a loss for the whole MGCA community. I remember fondly when she related such a sweet story to me about meeting Ed in what was then Uncle Jazz and Aunt Nell’s cottage. She even remembered what she was wearing! All my sympathy.

  5. Sorry for your loss, she was one great lady. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time, from one shore family to another. Cheryl, Candy and Chuck Schmidt and family

  6. Our sympathies and prayers to the Brown/Loehmann families. June was a wonderful lady & neighbor.
    The Binkoski family

  7. I am so sorry and heart broken to learn about June’s passing. She was like a grandmother to my sister and I. I still have my very first stuffed animal that she gave me when I was born and cherish it even more now. I have so many amazing and sweet memories spending time with her when she still lived in Hamden and at the shore. I can still remember going to her house with my mom and sister and going straight into Carol’s room to play with all her stuffed animals, much to her protest (I was a handful as a toddler). Or climbing in the tree that was just outside her front door. And she always had the best treats in her kitchen (if you know, you know).When I was older, I loved sleeping over at the shore. So many great memories. I will miss her so very much.

  8. I was fortunate to serve some time as Carol’s social worker. June and Ed were model parent-advocates for children with disabilities.

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