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Life Celebration

James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home
Saturday April 23rd, 2022
2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Alan John Browne

Alan John Browne, age 72, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2022, at his daughter's home in Hull, Massachusetts, with his loving family by his side.  Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on May 24, 1949, he was the son of the late Hugh and Muriel (Layton) Browne.  He was raised in Walpole, Massachusetts, where he graduated from Walpole High School with the Class of 1968.  Alan furthered his education at the University of Hartford, before earning his bachelors degree from the Massachusetts College of Art.  Following his graduation from college, Alan began his career as an artist, working primarily with oil and pastel.


Alan went on to make his home in Norwood, Massachusetts, where he welcomed his two children, Alison and David.  Alan went on to make his home at Fenway Studios in Boston, where he was able to focus on his art.  As a standout artist, Alan was a longtime member of the Guild of Boston Artists and the Rockport Art Association. Outside of his studio, Alan was a talented craftsman, spending some time in the carpentry field, adding his own artist style to anything he worked on. 


Throughout his life, Alan had a fascination with genealogy and history, joining the ranks of the Society of Colonial Wars.  He also had a love for animals, having a variety of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, and even a squirrel. 


Loving father of Alison Browne of Hull, and the late David Browne.

Cherished grandfather of Brielle, Jayden, and Joelle Browne.

Devoted son of the late Hugh and Muriel (Layton) Browne.

Brother of William Browne of Wareham, Thomas Browne and his wife, Kathy, of Walpole, Linda M. Browne and her husband, Scott Stover, of Wareham, Dianne Bamber and her husband, Gary, of Chatham, Melanie Browne Klein and her husband, Norman, of Wareham, Pamela Bulis and her husband, Robert, of Wareham, and the late Frederick C. Browne, II.

Also survived by his many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Alan's Life Celebration on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 2 to 5 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Alan's name may be made to the Salvation Army, 25 Shamut Road, Canton, MA 02021 or at https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Alan Browne, please visit our flower store.


Thanks for your great sense of humor and creations of art—

Bono Ransow May 23 2022 12:03 PM

Ellen Compton-Gentes lit a candle for Alan John Browne

Ellen Compton-Gentes Apr 24 2022 3:22 PM

David F. Amaral lit a candle for Alan John Browne

David F. Amaral Apr 24 2022 9:32 AM

Alison Browne lit a candle for Alan John Browne

Alison Browne Apr 23 2022 9:39 PM

Melanie Browne-Klein lit a candle for Alan John Browne

Melanie Browne-Klein Apr 23 2022 10:02 AM

Dorene A Michelson lit a candle for Alan John Browne

Dorene A Michelson Apr 23 2022 9:32 AM

Rob Amaral lit a candle for Alan John Browne

Rob Amaral Apr 22 2022 7:49 AM

Alan was an inspiration to many, and his work as artist and
community involvement was greatly appreciated.

Maris Platais Apr 21 2022 6:04 PM

Mary J Walpole lit a candle for Alan John Browne

Mary J Walpole Apr 21 2022 5:34 PM

Lucia Espino lit a candle for Alan John Browne

Lucia Espino Apr 21 2022 7:43 AM