William J. Browne, widower of the late Frances Helen Browne, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2023 in Conway Medical Center, South Carolina.
Born Dec. 19, 1931 in County Kerry Ireland, Mr. Browne was the son of the late William Joseph Browne, Sr. and the late Julia Kelly Browne. He was retired from the NYPD. He and his wife shared 44 years of marriage until her death in 1998. Mr. Browne was also predeceased by his daughter, Diane Marie Foley; his brother, John Browne; and his sister, Mary Sheerin.
Survivors include his children: Patricia Kiernan and William Joseph Browne, Jr. and wife Patricia, son-in-law James Foley; his grandchildren: Dawn Marie Kiernan Mata and husband William and Amanda Lyn Foley; his great-grandson, Logan Mata; and his sister, Patricia Cottrell and husband William.
The family will host a visitation for family and friends on Sunday, March 19, 2023, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 20 at St. Stephen RC Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick followed by interment in Warwick Cemetery, 94 Oakland Ave., Warwick, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fraternal Order of Police via http://www.fop.net/donate or by mail to FOP National Headquarters, 701 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 or to the New York City Police Foundation, 555 Fifth Ave., 15th floor, New York, NY 10017.
Arrangements were made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick, NY. To send an online condolence, visit www.lsvpmemorialhome.com.