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Anne M. Gemmell

January 17, 1932 — June 16, 2022


Anne M. Gemmell

Anne Marie (Brown) Gemmell, 90, of the Plantsville section of Southington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 16, 2022, reuniting with her husband and the love of her life, Louis Gemmell, who predeceased her in 2005.

Anne was born on January 17, 1932, in New Haven to the late Edward and Helen (O’Connor) Brown. She resided in Madison where she raised her family and eventually made Southington her home.

Anne was a homemaker and later became an elderly caregiver. Caring for and giving back to others came naturally to her. She was a long-time volunteer at the local food bank and enjoyed the Salvation Army Camp with her friends every year.  

It was the simplest of life’s pleasures that brought Anne the most joy.  Impromptu dancing in the living room with her husband to everyday conversations, including the difficult ones. There was always a lesson to be learned. Anne didn’t just show us how to live, she taught us. A talent in the kitchen, Anne was known for her quiche, but most notably her brownies. As a small token of her appreciation, these brownies were shared with everyone from the person who mowed her lawn, to the nurses, receptionists, vet and all her beloved friends and family.  

Anne is survived by her sons, Alan W. Brazee Sr. of Madison, Jesse D. Brazee Jr. and his wife Donna of MN, her grandchildren, Krista Brazee of Plantsville, Alan Brazee, Jr of Madison, Wayne Brazee of FL, Cassi Roman and her husband Demetrius of Stamford, Ginny Brazee of MN and Jeremy Negron of New Haven, 14 great-grandchildren and her son-in-law, Bernardo Polanco. She also leaves her treasured friends, Mary, Larry, Isabella, Alice and Jean, with whom she loved and adored. In addition to her husband, Anne was predeceased by her son, Dennis Brazee, daughter, Helenanne Polanco and daughter-in-law, Audrey Brazee.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Anne’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project (

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at South End Cemetery, 200 South End Rd, Southington. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences and directions, please visit


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