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Obituary for M. Clare (Glennon) Brown

M. Clare Brown

CARLISLE - Margaret Clare (Glennon) Brown, 94, died Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at home with her daughter at her side. She was an enthusiastic member of the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish choir until shortly before her 93rd birthday. She was married for 57 years to Richard (Dick) N. Brown who died in 2018.

The daughter of William J. Glennon and Agnes Clare (Creed) Glennon, Clare was born and raised in Malden. Clare graduated from Malden High where she sang in the choir and served as the rehearsal accompanist. Clare attended Regis College and Boston University, earning a bachelor's degree in mathematics. Clare’s Glee Club from Regis College sang at symphony hall as part of the Boston Pops program each spring.

Working at M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington from 1949-1962, Clare worked in a group that did complex mathematical calculations for many researchers, including her future husband, Dick. Clare and Dick had a daughter, Alice, in 1963 and after 2 years in Connecticut, settled in Carlisle, MA. Clare was active in the town as a girl scout leader, lead singer at St. Irene’s Church, Chairman of the Finance Committee, substitute teacher and eventually Jr. High Math teacher.

In 1981, she returned to M.I.T. Lincoln Lab as a mathematical analyst. She loved her time at Lincoln Lab, making several close friends and retired in 1994 to spend more time with her husband, Dick, and her young grandchildren, Megan and Kevin. It was then that Clare took voice lessons, sang in the Concord Chorus and joined the choir at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Acton. She was also an active member and eventual treasurer of the Democratic Town Committee.

She is survived by a daughter, Alice Clark and her husband, Jim, of Acton, and her beloved grandchildren, Megan and Kevin. She was predeceased by her husband, Dick, and their baby son, Andrew Christopher.

Visiting hours are Mon., Nov. 1, 2021 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm (masks required) at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave., ACTON, MA. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tues., Nov. 2, 2021 at 10:00 am (masks strongly encouraged) in St. Elizabeth's of Hungary Church, 89 Arlington St, Acton, MA. Burial will follow in Green Cemetery, Carlisle, MA. A party to celebrate Clare’s life will be held in Spring 2022. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis House, St. Anthony’s Shrine , or MA Special Olympics Memorial page