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Michael A. Browne, M.D. Obituary


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“Dear Carmel and family, We are very sad to read about the passing of Michael. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.May he rest in...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Billy Phelan - Waterford ireland

“Dear Colm: I am so sorry to hear about your father's death. He was a powerful presence in your family, and I know that he will be greatly missed...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Meg Deluca - Stamford, CT

“Frank, I offer you, and your family, my deepest sympathies in the passing of your Father. Your stories about Ireland, Notre Dame, and your...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Daniel J. Fiegoli - Stamford, CT

“We would like to extend our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. We know the huge void it creates in family when a...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Roger Williams - Stamford, CT

“Carnel & Family: I am so sorry for your loss. My Husband and I meet both of you at a Wedding two years ago. (The Wedding of Jim & Liz Murtagh). ...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Murtagh-O'Donnell - Maspeth, NY

“Carmel & Family: Please accept our condolences and deepest sympathy on the loss of the patriarch of your family - a fine gentleman and very...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Liliana and Bob Johnson - Jupiter, FL

“We are very sorry to hear the sad news . Dr. Browne was a very talented physician who served the Stamford community with honor and humility for many...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Fikry B.Salib

“Frank, We would like to express our sympathy for your family's loss. Celebrate his life - and what an impressive life it was! With deepest...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Chris Ruzzi - Stamford, CT

“Dr. Browne was well liked and respected at St. Joseph Hospital. Wer will all miss him. God bless his family. He is watching over us right now. ...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Lynne benjamin RN - Stamford, CT

“Dear Carmel and family, We are very sad to read about the passing of Michael. He was beloved family friend and partner. We have very fond memories...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Peter & Diana Hughes

“Browne Family, Very sorry to hear about Dr Browne, you will all be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With sympathy your...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: David Sabini - Darien, CT

“To the Browne Family; As a Registered Nurse in Stamford, Connecticut, at the St. Joseph Medical Center, I had the pleasure of ...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Gail M Yeagley - FL

“To Frank, Carmel and all the Browne family my deepest sympathies on the passing of your Dad, He had a great presence in the Irish -American community...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Carl Shanahan - stamford, CT


Dr. Michael A. Browne, 85, of Stamford, CT and Jupiter, FL passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, January 5, 2013. He was born in 1927, the fifth of eleven children, in Longford, Ireland, and grew up in the city of Cork. Educated at Presentation College, Cork, his love of language, especially Latin and classical Greek, led to his interest in medicine. His keen intellect earned him one of seven National
Scholarships granted by the Irish Government, allowing him to study at University College Cork, where he was graduated in 1950 with a degree as a doctor of medicine. He then trained extensively in medicine and surgery in Ireland and England, and ultimately chose to specialize in orthopaedic surgery. After achieving admission to the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England, he came to the United States in 1958, where he pursued further orthopaedic training in Boston at the Massachusetts General Hospital and in New York at the Hospital for Special Surgery of Cornell University. Subsequently, he earned certification from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and was elected to fellowship in both the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Browne established a successful private practice in Stamford, Connecticut, and was highly regarded for his general orthopaedic and microsurgical skill. He served as Director of the Orthopaedic Departments at both Stamford Hospital and Saint Joseph Hospital from 1978 to 1983. He maintained his academic interests by serving as an assistant clinical professor for both the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Medical College.

Proud of his Irish roots, Dr. Browne co-founded the Irish American Orthopaedic Society, dedicated to greater fellowship among Irish, American, and British surgeons. He served as President of the organization from 1981 to 1983. Additionally, he was an active member of the Stamford Ancient Order of Hibernians and had a lifelong passion for Irish history and culture.

An avid golfer, Dr. Browne began enjoying this pastime at the Waterford Golf Club in Waterford, Ireland. He was later a longstanding member of the Innis Arden Golf Club in Old Greenwich, CT, and more recently, in his retirement, a member at Jonathan's Landing Golf Club in Jupiter, FL.

Loving father, devoted husband, dedicated physician, and tireless achiever, Dr. Browne is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 54 years, Kathleen Carmel; his five children, Francis ("Frank") an attorney in Stamford, CT; Rosemary, a geriatric physician in Tucson, AZ; Michael, an orthopaedic surgeon in Dallas/Fort Worth; Paul, an architect in Albuquerque, NM; and Colm, an attorney in Stamford, CT; their respective spouses, and twelve grand-children (Caitlin, Michael, Jack, Kathryn, Marissa, Liam, Fintan, Connor, Evan, Lauren, Anna Rose, and Elliott). Surviving siblings include his brother Dr. Francis Browne of Maryland, and sisters Doreen Lyons and Sister Emmanuel Browne of Cork, Ireland.

Dr. Browne's family and friends will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at St. Jude Catholic Church (204 US Highway One, Tequesta). The family will be receiving those who wish to express their condolences from 5-8pm on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home (250 Center St, Jupiter). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Hospice of Palm Beach County (5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407).