Bridget Brown, 58, of Lenox, owner of Berkshire FlowerMore Info
Bridget Anne Brown, 58, of Lenox, died Monday morning at her childhood home in Dalton after a brief illness.
Born Nov. 6, 1959, in Pittsfield, the daughter of Justine Pricilla Kelly Brown and the late Alfred Michael Brown, she attended Dalton schools and was a 1978 graduate of St. Joseph’s High School in Pittsfield.
Bridget enjoyed life to the fullest and, at a young age, began traveling the world, having circled the globe at least twice in her lifetime. But she considered the jungles of Costa Rica to be her home away from home. For many years she owned and operated Berkshire Flower Co. on routes 7 and 20 in Pittsfield. A talented and gifted designer, she brought joy and comfort through her creations to so many over the years. Her loyal customers would call no one but Bridget when their need for flowers arose.
Bridget was an integral part of a large and loving family. She is survived by her beloved children, her son Levi Z. Brown and daughter Tova C. Brown, both of Housatonic; her brothers and sisters including John D. Brown of Windsor, Michael J. Brown and wife Mary of Windsor, Erin M. Brown of Key West, Florida, Devon M. Brown and wife Gail of Hinsdale, Jesse J. Brown and wife Darlene of Dalton, Molly Brown and husband Shaun Garner of Key West, Florida, Justine (Tina) K. Kirchner and husband Jim of Dalton, Klancy B. Koplimae and husband Andy of Spain, Kayty M. Brown and husband Roderick Reid III of Eugene, Oregon, Sara O. Brown and partner Leland Kent of Housatonic, Brian T. Brown and wife Eiko Brown of Dalton; many cherished nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and her dog, Baco. Besides her father and her grandparents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Patrick T. Brown and Galen B. Brown.
Calling hours for Bridget Anne Brown will be Sunday, Aug. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the ROCHE FUNERAL HOME in Lenox. Following calling hours, a celebration of her unique and beautiful life will take place at the funeral home with the Rev. Peter Gregory, pastor emeritus of St. Charles Parish in Pittsfield, celebrant. Because none can equal her floral abilities, her family requests that, in lieu of flowers, those who wish to make donations in her memory to the Tova C. Brown College Fund in care of the funeral home, 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240. To share memories and stories, visit rochefuneralhome.com.