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Wilfred D. Brain

April 9, 1943 ~ December 22, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Wilfred Brain Obituary

 Wilfred (Bill) Donald Brain, of Westtown, NY, went home to heaven on December 22, 2023, after a lengthy illness.

   Wilfred was born in Paterson, NJ on April 9, 1943, to his parents, Annie Christine

Rogers Brain and William Brain, Jr. He grew up in Bardonia, NY. He graduated from

Clarkstown High School and from Rockland Community College with a degree in Police


   Wilfred married Joan Gertrude Coons, his wife of 62 years, in 1961. They lived in Rockland

County, and Westtown, NY during their years together. They have 2 children, Donald

Brain and Maureen Mastrantuono.

   Wilfred served as a police officer for 20 years for the Ramapo Police Department. Upon his

retirement from the police department, he enjoyed working as a car salesman for several

years. He also assisted in the family business, Brain’s Wholesale Eggs. After his retirement he

enjoyed going to his childrens’ and grandchildrens’ events. He loved being with his family. His

hobbies where hunting, NASCAR racing, and any sporting event.

   Wilfred was predeceased by both his parents and his sister Deborah Jean Brain Miller Stark.

He is survived by his wife Joan Gertrude Coons Brain, children Donald (Jill) Brain, Maureen

(Steve) Mastrantuono; grandchildren, Erin Brain, Greg (Laura) Brain, James Brain, John

(Peyton) Brain, Tyler Mastrantuono, and Jacob Mastrantuono, and 4 great grandchildren,

Logan, Tessa, Ethan, and Tatum. He is also survived by his sisters Ruthanne Shanks, Grace

(Doug) Coddington and Sharon (Robert) Eelman.

   A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4-7 PM Thursday, December 28th at Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, 26 Grove St. Middletown, NY. Funeral Services will be held 10 AM Friday at the funeral Home. Pastor Benjamin Horrevoets will officiate. Interment will be in the Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa, NJ.

   In memory of all who have lost their loved ones to Alzheimer’s, please make donations

to Alzheimer’s Association at 

   Arrangements have been entrusted to Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, Middletown, NY. 


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December 28, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Inc. Funeral Home
26 Grove Street
Middletown, NY 10940

Funeral Service
December 29, 2023

10:00 AM
Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Inc. Funeral Home
26 Grove Street
Middletown, NY 10940

Interment following funeral service
December 29, 2023

Laurel Grove Cemetery
295 Totowa Road
Totowa, NJ 07512


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