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Paula BrownMay 2, 1946 ~ June 18, 2017 (age 71)
Paula Brown, 71, of Peru, formerly of Cherry, died peacefully in her daughter’s home in Tonica on June 18, 2017.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 AM Thursday in Holy Trinity Church in Cherry with Rev. Patrick Fixsen officiating. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Cherry. Visitation will be from 5 to 8:00 PM Wednesday in the Hurst Funeral Home in Tonica. Additional visitation will be in the church in Cherry on Thursday from 9:30 AM until time of services.
Paula was born May 2, 1946 to Armondo and Josephine (Schmidt) Romanelli. She married Michael McCarren on October 19, 1968 and he died on August 3, 1972. She then married David Brown on August 10, 1985.
Paula graduated from Cherry Grade School, St. Mary’s Academy in Nauvoo and Illinois State University. She taught for 33 years at Cherry Grade School.
Paula was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Cherry and was an active volunteer of the Cherry Public Library. Her most pride was with her family especially her three granddaughters. She enjoyed traveling, bowling, gardening and canning. She was an avid Chicago White Sox fan.
Paula is survived by her husband David of Peru; two daughters, Ann (Casey) Lage of Colfax and Sue (David) Huss of Tonica; three granddaughters, Brianna, Elizabeth and Angela Huss; three sisters, Linda Fusinetti of Peru, Mary (Mike) Dremann of Princeton and Karen (Steve) Stremlau of Mendota; two brothers, Ralph (Peg) Romanelli of Rock Falls and John (Sheri) Romanelli of Arlington; mother-in-law Audrey Brown of Peru; sister-in-law Jane Brown of Spring Valley and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Michael McCarren and father-in-law Robert Brown.
Memorials may be made to the Cherry Public Library.
Pallbearers will be David Huss, Casey Lage, Jeremy Fry, Joe Romanelli, Kyle and Kurt Stremlau.