Eileen Brown

Eileen Brown

January 08, 1951 - June 11, 2022

Eileen Brown

January 08, 1951 - June 11, 2022


Brown, Eileen (Bowden), 71, of Chesterfield departed this life peacefully on June 11, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Kevin and her parents George and Vera Bowden. She is survived by her children, Matthew (Mary) and Daniel (Casey); One brother, George (Mary), three nephews: George, Timothy, and Michael as well as several beloved cousins. Eileen’s greatest treasures were found in the five grandchildren that she held so dear: Rachael, Sarah, Katy, Maddux, and Naomi. Before moving to Richmond, Eileen was born in Newark and raised in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Once in Richmond, she spent those early years raising her two sons alongside a small army of other children in her home.  She would then spend 21 wonderful years as the Pastoral Associate for Christian Formation at Saint Augustine’s Catholic Church.  She will be fondly remembered for her generous spirit, her practicality, and in the ease with which she was an equal opportunity lover of all people. Her family and friends will cherish memories of unending bowls of soup served while sharing belly laughs, holding space for the messiness of life, and the lending of a nonbiased ear while providing` quiet, unassuming wisdom. She was magic. May we now see her in the stillness of the morning as the sun rises, in a solidly warm cup of coffee, a “just right” book for any of life’s twist and turns, and in the strangers that we are fortunate to meet.

Services will be held on June 24th at 3pm at St. Ann’s Catholic Church 17111 Jefferson Davis Highway South Chesterfield, VA 23834. Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation in the chapel at 2pm.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be considered for CARITAS (Congregations Around Richmond Involved To Assure Shelter) 2220 Stockton Street Richmond, VA 23224, the ALS Association (c/o Christina Vargas) 8100 Three Chopt Road Suite 147 Richmond, VA 23229, or the YMCA of Greater Richmond 2 W Franklin Street Richmond, VA 23220.


  • Date & Time: June 24, 2022 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: St. Ann's Catholic Church
  • Location: 17111 Jefferson Davis Highway Chesterfield, VA 23834 - (Get Directions)

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: June 24, 2022 (3:00 PM)
  • Venue: St. Ann's Catholic Church
  • Location: 17111 Jefferson Davis Highway Chesterfield, VA 23834 - (Get Directions)


ALS Association (c/o Christina Vargas)

  • Address: 8100 Three Chopt Rd. #147 Richmond, VA 23229

YMCA Of Greater Richmond

  • Address: 2 W. Franklin St. Richmond, VA 23220

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14 responses to Eileen Brown

  1. A one of a kind, loving, caring and delightful women. She will be missed. Condolences to her family who have many memories to cherish

  2. We are so very sorry for your loss, Matt, Daniel and your families. We hope you will feel God’s comforting arms surrounding you, and the love of friends who mourn your loss.

  3. Eileen was “Mother Brown” to many of us that went through the RCIA process at St Augustine. She was so kind, nurturing and caring. I’ve really missed getting to see her as much these last few years. My condolences to the family. Know that many are grieving with you while rejoicing in her life.

  4. Eileen was one of the first people we met when we joined St. Augustine’s so many years ago. She made us feel welcome right from the start. She was such a kind, giving person who will be fondly remembered. Our condolences to her family.

  5. Michele Rice says:

    So sorry for your loss Matt and Daniel… Your mom was our rock in Jonathan’s formative years (he was one of her many in the army) and as he put it…. ” Wisdom and kindness and grace is what she has left us with. A foundation many of us have been instilled with, with which to lead our lives.”

    Though her smile is gone forever, and her hand we cannot touch, still we have so many memories of the one we love so much. Her memory is our keepsake with which we will never part. God has her in his keeping, we have her in our hearts.

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