IN MEMORIAM: Caroline “Cash” Talbot Brown

by Jane Ahrens
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Caroline “Cash” Talbot Brown passed away peacefully on March 29, 2015 at the age of 94. She was residing at Duncaster in Bloomfield, CT. She was born on April 18, 1920 to Ruby Tuttle and Edward Normand Allen. She lived all of her life in West Hartford and Duncaster in Bloomfield, CT.

She summered for 70 years on Fishers Island: with her mother-in law, “Ma” Talbot, for 30 years and then in a house on “Shingle Hill” for 40 years. Cash loved to play tennis and golf at Hay Harbor and spent every afternoon at Chocomount or Isabella with her family. Cash and her first husband, Pete, loved coming to Fishers Island year-round, even though there was no heat in the house. Pete was able to make the house very cozy with fires going. They took long walks in the woods.


Cash attended Oxford School and graduated from the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY. She had been a member of the Asylum Hill Congregational in Hartford since birth and was one of the oldest living members. In Hartford, Cash was a member of the Town and County Club, the Connecticut Valley Garden Club, the Women’s Exchange and the Hay Harbor Club on Fishers Island. She loved to play tennis, golf and bridge. Cash enjoyed life to the fullest, playing tennis into her 80’s and remarrying at the age of 83 to Don Brown.

She was predeceased by her parents, her sisters Jane Merrick and Judge Frances Allen, her husbands Robert “Pete” Talbot and Donald Lamont Brown and her half sister Mary Allen. She is survived by her children Jane (Rob) Marshall of Hudson, OH, Toby (Jennie) Talbot of Storrs, CT, Bruce Talbot of Anchorage, AK, Tom (Annie) Talbot of Altamont, NY and her half brother, Norm Allen. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren: Silas (Trisha) Marshall, Carrie (Cooper) Marshall Mallozzi, Justin (Cheryl) Talbot, Peter Talbot, Silas Talbot, Cole Talbot, Stephanie Talbot and Nicolas (Katrina) Talbot. She had 6 great grandchildren: Sara and Matthew Marshall, Hattie and Hobbes Mallozzi and Evelyn and Eliot Talbot.

There was a memorial service on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Henry L. Ferguson Museum, PO Box 554, Fishers Island, NY 06390.

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