Joan T. Browne

Joan T. Browne, 87 of Townsend and formerly of Wilmington passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Seasons Hospice with her family.

Joan was born in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late Gladys (Baker) and Joseph Hentz.  She was a graduate of Immaculata University and retired as an administrative assistant with Pat McFadden Architects.  Joan also worked as a CAN at Foulk Manor South and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  Her husband, James A. Browne, Sr. passed away in 1994.

Joan will be missed by her children and their spouses, James A., Jr. (Judy), Timothy (Karen), Joseph (Jackie), Matthew (Brandey), Colin (Jessica), Christopher (June), Mary Stanek (Jack) and Megan Turner (Rich); her grandchildren Mairead (John), Alexandra (Dan), Hannah, Adam, Matthew (Tori), Erin, Devan, Nikki (Al), Marissa, Chuck, Kasey, Ava, Riley and Kirsten;  and great-grandchildren Cole and Mariel.

Joan is also survived by her brother John Hentz and his wife Lee of Strongsville, Ohio; sister-in-law Jeanne Barunas and Jeanne’s husband Peter, and sister-in-law Marie Browne and many nieces and nephews.

Joan was preceded in death by her sister Rita H. Minisi and Rita’s husband Anthony S Minisi, brother Joseph R. Hentz, sister-in-law Elizabeth Hentz and nephew John Hentz. She was also predeceased by her in-laws Anthony and Elizabeth Browne, Mary and William Kelly, Joseph Browne, and Margaret Browne.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Holy Rosary Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont at 11 AM, where friends may call after 9:30 AM.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 or



Submitted by Roger & Aileen ... on
We are so sorry for your loss of. loved one Joan . She was a wonderful mother, Grandmother and great grandmom Knew her personally and will miss her at family gatherings. She will Now be with her beloved husband and others as well

Submitted by marlene petrylak on
To the Browne Family, Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. Your mother was a very lovely woman, and she was truly blessed to have such a large loving family with children who were so devoted to her. We hope that you will find comfort in the many years of memories you shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, but may you find solace in knowing that others around you are saddened to hear of your loss. Our sincere sympathies, Marlene and John Our sincere condolences, Marlene and John

Submitted by Melinda Siemek on
Megan I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers.

Submitted by Susan Lucey on
Chris and Matty, so sorry to hear of your Mom's death. Please extend Brian and My sympathy to your family.

Submitted by Terry Truono on
My sincere condolences for your your loss. I enjoyed knowing your mom over the years. She is truly blessed to have such a loving and supportive family.