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Mary Brown, World War II veteran

Mary M. (Costello) Brown, 89, formerly of Fulton, died Saturday, April 14th at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan, N.Y.

Mrs. Brown was born July 31, 1922, the oldest child of the late Joseph and Ann (McKniff) Costello of Forge Village, Mass. Mrs. Brown moved to Fulton in 1965 and later moved to Penn Yan. She graduated from high school before her 17th birthday, attained her R.N. degree following nurses training at the Burbank Hospital School of Nursing, Fitchburg, Mass, and served in the United States Navy Nurse Corp from 1945-1948.

She was honorably discharged as a World War II veteran at the rank of Lieutenant Jr. Grade. She served at Mare Island Naval Hospital, Vallejo, Calif., where she attended to soldiers injured in the Pacific Theater. Although she returned to nursing in the late 1960s for nearly 20 years, she dedicated her earlier married life to her husband and children in Webster City, IA; Tuscola, IL, Tampa, FL and Fulton.

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