Ingrid V. Brown


Ingrid V. Brown of Edgartown died at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on April 12, 2012, after a brief illness. She was 98.

Ingrid A. Vincent was born in 1913 to Peter M. Vincent and Edith Swanson Vincent. After the death of her parents, she and her brother, the late Edward W. Vincent Sr., were raised by their aunt, Harriet S. Worth, in the Captain Thomas Milton House on South Water Street.

Mrs. Brown graduated from Framingham State College in 1935 and worked at Island schools early in her teaching career. She was married to Harry E. Brown, a bank executive, for more than 50 years. The family moved to Dedham in the 1940s but continued to summer on the Island.

After raising her children, Mrs. Brown taught at the Oakdale School in Dedham until 1978. In retirement the couple divided their time between Dedham and their country house in New Hampshire and traveled extensively in Europe. She was a life-long member of the Federated Church and was active in the League of Women Voters and the Dedham Area Framingham Club.

Mrs. Brown returned to Edgartown to be closer to her family following the death of her husband in 1994. She is survived by her daughters Kathleen B. Malmquist and her husband, Carl, and Deborah B. Thomas and her husband, Laurance, both of Edgartown. She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Andrew Thomas of Arlington, Virginia, Karen Malmquist Laakso of Dover, New Hampshire, Eric Malmquist of Lynn, Massachusetts, Ethan Thomas of Vineyard Haven, and Lauren Thomas Florio of Edgartown, as well as her five great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to the Friends of the Edgartown Library, P.O. Box 5249, Edgartown, MA 02539 or the Federated Church, P.O. Box 249, Edgartown, MA 02539. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Oak Bluffs,