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James Daniel Browne
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“Dear Pat,I'm so sorry for your great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I regret not attending Jim's service -I have been...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Valentina Cappelluzzo - Melrose, MA

“Dear Tricia and family,Our sympathy to you on the passing of your father. May your memories bring you much comfort.Fondly,Sally and Phil Beauchamp ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Sara Beauchamp - Woburn, MA

“Steve,I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.Take care,Laura ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Laura Norwood - Canton, MA

“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the family keep the wonderful memories of a joyful life the family shared the family...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: GP

“Jim had a special place in my life and I have been blessed to have had him for so many years. He was a silent strength who was always there. The...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Joanne Corbett - Arlington, MA

“May the fact that soon death will be removed, bring comfort too loved ones of Mr. Browne.(Hosea 13:14) My condolences. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: F. Dudley - AL

“My heart goes out to Browne family. I met Mr. Browne (50?) years ago and enjoyed seeing him at many celebrations with the Luthers over the years. I...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Peggy (Downes) Doyle - Hingham, MA

“Mr. Browne,Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the the USN during WW II and...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Mike Casey(former Ma resident) - TX

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

James Daniel Browne
Age 95, of Melrose, formerly of Arlington, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2017. Devoted son of the late Patrick J. and Margaret T. (Buckley) Browne. Beloved husband of Patricia M. (Lynch) Browne. Cherished father of Kathleen Walsh and her husband Stephen of Topsfield, Patricia Kramer and her husband Kenneth of Sanford, ME, Charlene Walsh and her husband Dennis of Middleton, James Browne and his late wife Marcia of Wakefield, Jeanne Connolly and her husband Edward of Charlestown, Stephen Browne and his wife Elizabeth of Georgetown, and the late Maureen Glennon and her late husband John. Proud grandfather and great grandfather to sixteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Supportive older brother to the late Richard, John, Joseph and Edward Browne. Also survived by his many, many friends and his extended family both here and in Ireland.

Jim was born and raised in Arlington to loving parents who had emigrated from Ireland. He was a graduate of St. Agnes School and Arlington High School. He was a top student and a wonderful athlete, playing hockey and baseball. He proudly served his country in World War II with the United States Navy. After the war he went on to graduate from Bentley College. He spent his career, spanning forty years, working as a securities trader with the firms of Lee Higginson, White Weld and Merrill Lynch.

He married the love of his life, Patricia Lynch from Cambridge, on September 14, 1947 at St. Paul's Church in Cambridge and they shared seventy wonderful years of marriage. They were blessed with seven children, sixteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He was a supportive and nurturing father and grandfather to all his children and grandchildren. He was an integral part of all of their lives and never missed an important event or activity. ... READ MORE →