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Maxine M. Brown


Maxine Brown, of Utica, NY, formerly of Auburn, NY, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica, NY.  She was the daughter of the late Isaac and Mary Tidwell McKinney.  Maxine was formerly employed by General Electric, Auburn Memorial Hospital and the former Mercy Hospital.  Maxine loved to cook for and be among her family and spending time with all the grandchildren. 

She is survived by,

Seven children: Duane Elliott and wife Chandra of Camden, Arkansas, Wilbert Elliott and wife Deirdre of Utica, NY, Michael Elliott of Utica, NY, Dennis Elliott and wife Beatrice of Newark, NY, Althea Kithcart and husband David of Utica, NY, Byron Elliott, Auburn, NY, Lawrence Elliott and wife Janice of Latham, NY, Brother Ernest McKinney of Seattle, WA, Sister Caroline Carter of Peoria, Ill. Five step children: Shirley Jean Coleman, Sharon LaPorte, Marion Brooks, Lionel Walker and Calvin Walker.  20 grand children, a host of great grand children, nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, Maxine was predeceased by her husband James Brown, sisters Ellen and Mervilee, brothers Carl, Roland and Harold, step sons James and Herman Brown.  A special thank you to grand daughter Nakima Elliott.

 The family would also like to thank the nurses and doctors of 3A, 4C and the radiology department of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. A very special thank you to Dr. Vigneswaran Kandiah for his excellent and personal care provided over the years.

 A graveside service will be at 11AM, Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn.  Condolences may be made at

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Graveside Service
June 3, 2021

11:00 AM
Fort Hill Cemetery
Fort Street
Auburn, NY 13021

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