Dorothy May Brown

Dorothy May Brown, age 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on Sunday, February 11th , 2018.

She was born Feb 5th, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan to Whenry and Maude Estelle Bell. After losing her mother at a young age, Dorothy was raised by her grandmother, whom she loved dearly. She attended Highland Park High School and Junior College. She married Mason L. Brown in 1950 and raised six children.

Dorothy’s charitable efforts include involvement with St. Owen Church, Meals on Wheels, The American Cancer Society, and several other organizations.

In 1970, Dorothy’s husband, Mason, passed. In 1973, she married Joseph P. Bedirian. Over the next 20 years they raised their family together. Prior to Joseph’s passing, his salon was grown with the assistance of Dorothy. After Joseph passed in 1995, Dorothy continued to run the salon along with family members.

Her greatest joy in life was being involved in the lives of her family and friends. She was an amazing cook, enjoyed hosting/entertaining, and loved her pool and the beach.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her brothers John, Leo, and her sister Kathleen. She is survived by her children, Mason II (Nancy Jo), Kathy (Mark), Karen (Jay), Nancy, Sue (Steve), Mary (Mike), 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, cousin Leonard (Claire) and several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was kind, gentle, generous, dignified, patriotic, and a beautiful person inside and out.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Owen Church, 6869 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s name to Meals on Wheels.

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear about Aunt Dorothy’s passing this week. I have many great memories of spending time with her during the summer and swimming in the pool. Christmas time was also very special. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with everybody during this time.

  2. Mike and Vivian Metz

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Dorothy was a wonderful and dignified lady and she will be remembered in our prayers.
    Mike and Vivian Metz

  3. Liz and Nick Shaieb

    Sending you our deepest condolences during this difficult time. Aunt Dorothy was a special lady who will be missed by everybody. We will keep her in our thoughts and prayers.
    Liz and Nick Shaieb

  4. As the mother of my best friend Sue, I always admired Dorothy’s calm demeanor. Her home was a welcoming place with a candy drawer and beach towels for everyone.

  5. Henriette Bedirian, Patricia, Manuela and families

    When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. We will never forget aunt Dorothy. We extend our most sincere condolences to all the family.

  6. Deborah Kendrick

    Dorothy, And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
    1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV
    This is what you gave my family, and I Deborah, the daughter of your late friend and confidant Comantha Buckner, will always cherish the Love you showed to my mother and family.

  7. Your mom was beautiful in and outside! You were lucky to have her as long as you did. Know that she may be Hohner but her spirit is with you everyday, loving you with a mother’s love that never ceases. God Bless

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