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Carole L. Brown

April 3, 1931 — June 7, 2022

Carole L. Brown

Carole Loretta Brown
Cincinnati – Carole Loretta Brown, born April 3, 1931, in Cincinnati, OH, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 8, 2022, at Florentine Gardens Nursing Home (Loveland, OH). She was 91. For 50 years, from 1948 to 1998, Carole served as a Sister of Charity where she took the name of Sr. Mary Vincent Brown. In 1998, she entered dispensation of service from the Order and returned to public life. She dedicated much of her life to education and service in support of the service men and women of the US Army. Carole received her BS in Education in History in 1952 at the College of Mt. St. Joseph (Ohio). In 1973, she received her MA in Education Technology from John Carroll University. She was a life-long learner and did post-graduate work at universities including: Georgetown, Xavier (Ohio), Marquette, the Catholic University of America, and the University of Cincinnati. Carole taught at many schools over 50 years. Within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, she taught at St. William, St. Lawrence, St. James (White Oak), and others. From 1984 – 1986, she taught for the Cincinnati Public Schools as the Coordinator/Manager of the Computer Learning Center at the Cincinnati Institute for Career Alternatives. For two years, she was also the Principal at St. Ignatious Loyola in Milwaukee, WI. Dear to her heart was Carole’s service to the spiritual well-being of Army service members deployed to Vietnam. She led her students in sending letters, gifts, and prayers to our soldiers deployed during the Vietnam war. In 1967, the US Army 101st Airborne Division 1st Brigade recognized her and bestowed upon her the title, “Honorary Screaming Eagle”. At one point, General W.C. Westmoreland, head of the US Forces in Vietnam, even took the time to meet with Carole and her class while he was in Kenton, OH! The lives she has touched has been in the 10s of 1,000s through her teaching, community service, and as a sister and aunt to her family members. She was deeply loved and will be missed. She was preceded in death by parents, William C. and Genevieve (Kelly) Brown, Sr.; and, 9 siblings: Regina (Joseph) Feist, William (Jane) Brown, Jr., James (Mary Jane) Browne, Dorothy (Donald) Frommeyer, Maureen (James) Herr, Elaine (Richard) Plageman, Thomas (Carol) Brown, Geraldine “Gussie" Brown, and Michael (Jean) Brown. Carole is survived by her sister, MaryEllen (Michael Powers, III) (John) Lynch and sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Browne and Jean Brown. Numerous nieces and nephews also preceded her in death and survive her.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at St. William Church. Visitation will be held from 9am-10am in the church vestibule followed by a Catholic mass at 10am. Internment follows at St. Joseph New Cemetery and a gathering of family post-internment will be held at St. William Church—Fr. Reardon Hall. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly (www.LittleBrothersCincinnati.org). On-line condolences can be given at www.RadelFuneral.com

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