Charlene S. (Maynard) Brown – passed away after a short illness on March 12, 2015 at UVM Medical Center. She is survived by her son, Adam Brown, and his wife Ally (Pullano) Brown, her beloved granddaughter, Ryan Duval, and Danielle Girard. She also leaves behind her sister Lynn (Larry) Snow, sister Karen (Peter Juras) Maynard, brother David (Jackie) Maynard, and nieces Laura (Bob Steele) Snow- also her God Daughter, Jada (Jason) Payea, and nephew Jordan Maynard. She is predeceased by her parents, Louis and Jeannette Maynard, and the love of her life and long-time partner, Leo Ploof.
Charlene’s unwavering love and devotion to Adam will continue to live on, as they shared an unbreakable bond and connected souls. Her granddaughter, Ryan, was the light of her life and brought her such untold joy. Her nephew, Reese Payea, held a very special place in her heart, as they shared a mischievous sense of humor. She will continue to love them with all her heart and watch over them for eternity. Charlene’s strength and her selfless love for her family and friends will leave a permanent mark on those who loved her, and her infectious laughter will continue to resonate.
It was Charlene’s wish that, when she passed, donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) in memory of Leo, in hopes of someday finding a cure. We take comfort in knowing that Charlene, Leo, and Mom and Dad are now reunited. A memorial service for Charlene will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 7-9pm at Stephen Gregory & Son Cremation Service at 472 Meadowland Drive, Suite 7, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802-985-3523.