In loving memory of

Meta R. Brown
May 27, 1937 - February 12, 2018

Meta R. Brown, 80, of Hurley, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018. She was born May 27, 1937 on Myland Farm in Hurley, where she lived her whole life. Her parents were the late Schuyler Weidner and Ruth Gordon Weidner.

Meta was a Kingston High School graduate, Class of 1955. She spent her life as a homemaker to her loving family. She enjoyed gardening and bird watching and was able to mimic several different bird calls. She was a creature of habit, always going to Shop Rite on Tuesday and having dinner at Kings Pizzeria on Friday. In the evening she would enjoy talking to her many friends and would love when they visited at the farm. She was a devoted member of the Lomontville Assembly of God.

Meta is survived by her children, Harry F. Brown, III, and his wife Laurie of Olivebridge, Jeffrey Brown and his life partner Stephanie Silva of Hurley, her daughter-in-law, Stacy Schoonmaker of Hurley, her grandchildren, Brandon Schoonmaker and his wife Megan of Saugerties, Logan Schoonmaker of Saugerties, and Mackenzie Schoonmaker of Hurley, her great grandchildren, Harleigh and Schuyler Schoonmaker, many beloved friends and family, and her two cats. She is predeceased by her husband, Harry F. Brown, Jr., and her son, Kenneth Schoonmaker.

Entrusted to the care of A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, 65 Lucas Ave, Kingston, where family and friends may visit on Friday February 16 from 4pm to 7pm. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10am at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Hurley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to, Hurley Rescue Squad, PO Box 181, Hurley NY 12443. To leave an expression of sympathy, please visit


HAZEL wrote on Jun 20, 2018:

" Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Know that God is aware of the tears you are shedding. (Psalm 56:18) He will soon do what is said at Acts 24:15, which promises us of a resurrection of our loved ones. May that bring you hope. Take comfort in your good memories and allow your family and loving friends to help you through this difficult time. "

Cousin John Gordon and wife Regina wrote on Feb 19, 2018:

"Thank you for the happy times we've had corresponding and on facebook.  We will miss you. Condolences to Harry and family."

Cousin John Gordon and wife Regina wrote on Feb 19, 2018:


Stephanie B Casper wrote on Feb 18, 2018:

"I truely love my Aunt Meta! I loved coming to visit her and Uncle Harry as a little girl. My Mother and her got along so well...I can still hear Metas laughter. Kenny was so fun to play with. He had a great imagination. I miss you all... May god bless ?"

Mary Ann Sirvydas wrote on Feb 16, 2018:

"So sorry for your loss your Mom was a special person and loved by all she will be missed but not forgotten. Sending prayers to you and your family our hearts are heavy with this loss. Bob and Mary Ann Sirvydas"

Expression of Sympathy wrote on Feb 15, 2018:

"A TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent on February 15, 2018with our deepest sympathies for the lost of your beloved mother The Petersen Family"

Barbara Faurote wrote on Feb 14, 2018:

"Meta and  I grew up together and spent many hours riding our  ponies and then horses together. She would say that I was the sister that she didn't have. I will miss her and all of her emails. She was a dear friend .  My sympathies go out to Jeff as he was always there for her and when we visited always made us feel at home. She wrote a article for Country Magazine about us that I will keep forever.  I know she is at peace now . Love you, Meta                                                              "

Gail Edwards wrote on Feb 13, 2018:

"Sincere sympathy to Meta's family.  I was a classmate and have many fond memories.  Treasure your memories.  "

Suzanne DeGrez wrote on Feb 13, 2018:

"I met Meta on Facebook thru her cousin Sue .  We hit it off splendidly with the same vision for politics and faith. I loved chatting with her sometimes in the wee hours. I will miss her dearly. I am so sorry for the family to lose her she was a wonderful person. May her soul rest in piece as God welcomes her home.  "

Christine Douthart wrote on Feb 13, 2018:

"Cousin Meta will be greatly missed by her Georgia family. My Nana, Isabell, and Meta are happily reunited! Prayers for Meta?s family."