Carolann Brown Churins Born in Newark, New Jersey in 1946 to Robert and Helen Brown, Ms. Churins was a graduate of Rahway High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society and Head Majorette and Twirler for her High School Marching Band. Ms. Churins graduated from Trenton State College The College of New Jersey, received a master's degree from the University of West Florida and advanced study certificates from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of Southern Maine and Rutgers University. She began her career as the Director of Reading Clinics for the Department of Education in Corpus Christi, Texas. After relocation to Maine, Ms. Churins established a respected career in marketing, communications and human resources in the field of Engineering Research and Development. In 2011, Ms. Churins retired from Sarnoff Corporation in Princeton, NJ as the Vice President of Administration with responsibilities for human resources, quality, safety, security, facilities and facilities engineering. Upon retirement, she relocated to Roswell, Georgia. Ms. Churins was an avid gardener, working with all types of plants including northern and southern horticulture. At her home in Woolwich, Maine, she canned and preserved many homegrown vegetables, fruits and berries to the delight of family and friends. In addition to gardening, her interests included competitive swimming, needlework, reading, hiking and sailing. She was a longtime volunteer and official for the Long Reach Swim Team in Bath, Maine. Most recently, she was the "swim taxi" for her granddaughter to her competitive swimming events. Ms. Churins is survived by her mother, Helen Brown who lived with her in Roswell, GA, her daughter and her husband, Allyson and John Ross and her son, Jonathan Churins and his wife Gwen Saylor. She is also survived by her sister Bobbie Brown-Rowles, her special cousins, niece, nephew and devoted friends and her beloved granddaughter, Amber Marie Ross. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, or Journey Hospice at 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Suite 150, Atlanta GA 30338 in Carolann's honor.

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  1. Carol may you rest in peace. You worked so hard all your life and devoted yourself to your family. Our prayers were with you when we found out that you were ill.Our deepest sympathies to Mrs. Brown, Bobbie, Allyson,Johnathan and little Amber. All of you will always be in our prayers. Love,Patty Russell and Barbara Smith

  2. Just a note to express my sympathy to your family. Your Mom was a wonderful person. Tracy will never forget her. She was not just her boss she was her friend. God Bless your family. Cathy Mazza

  3. Although I only had the opportunity to meet Carolann a few times, she was a wonderful person who raised a great family. I know she was loved by all who met her.
    My prayers go out to her family and Mother.

  4. May the peach of God be with you and your family during this time of sorrow. I will continue to lift you and your family in prayer.
    “Your Annie” Many hugs to you!!!

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