Rachel Marie Brownell
Rachel was born on a sun-filled autumn morning.
eyes opened wide as feathering stars and taking in,
even then, the world in which she would live.
She was and will always be the beloved daughter of Bruce
and Mary Chris (Legato) Brownell, the loving and protective
sister to Carrie. She is the adoring aunt of Jude. She loved to
draw and to dance, to read and to play. She loved to laugh.
She couldn’t write a word and let it sit alone on a page.
She loved teaching her students to read, the gesture of words
unknown becoming known. She loved Lyra. We understand the meaning
of movements long before we understand those of words
She will be missed by all of her Italian aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to Rachel’s Celebration of Life on
Saturday, March 16th, 1pm at Grace Presbyterian Church in Jenkintown.
Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rachel’s name
will be made to those organizations and charities that we know were
special to her.