Victoria Ann Rigoni Brown 77, born on VE Day departed this world peacefully and pain-free on December 21, 2022 with Family surrounding her in Love.
Vickie grew up in Ironwood Michigan with her Sister Marjorie the daughters of Albino Rigioni and Melba Kinnunen Rigoni , her dad was an iron ore minor and her mother was an artist that used her talents for social work beginning with Native Americans and later for those with special needs and the Elderly. Both were inspirations for her life values along with her Grand Mother Kinnunen which she often credited.
Vickie graduated from Ironwood High School and later Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a BSN degree in nursing. She said her passion for nursing was inspired by her Aunt Elaine Kinnunen and over the years she spent most of her nursing career serving in public health in Pennsylvania, Alaska and later as a school nurse.
Vickie and David Brown of Phoenixville Pa were married in June of 1967. They have two Children, Matthew and Andrea Brown, and three Grandchildren Anthony, Alicia and Zachary Brown.
Known affectionately as Grandmom Bubbles by Anthony and Alicia, Grandmom Packers by Zachary for her ever support of the Greenbay Packers.
Church, Family and community were most important in her life, having served on church councils, in Stephens Ministry, an avid supporter of the Salvation Army, Boyertown Multi Service and many advocacy organizations.
Travel was also a passion of Vickie inspired by her elementary teacher Mrs. Sorenson, being fulfilled with trips to many destinations in the USA, Canada and countries around the globe- including a round-the-world adventure as backpackers with Dave beginning in Alaska in 1970.
Vickie was Loved by many and remembered as a loving no-nonsense person.
May she be accepted into the hands of our Heavenly Father and Family as she departs her Earthly Family and Friends
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 11:00AM at Living Faith Lutheran Church (1206 Montgomery Ave Boyertown Pa 19512) with Pastor David Johnson officiating. A Viewing will also be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, from 9:30-10:45AM at the church. Burial will be held privately by the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Boyertown Salvation Army (409 S. Reading Ave. or Mult-Service 200 Spring St., 19512) in Honor of Vickie.