Obituary: Alice Beazley Brown, 81

On Jan. 21, 2016, Alice Brown died peacefully in her sleep, succumbing to an aggressive cancer.

She leaves her husband Tom (James T.), daughter Kathy, son Jim (James T. III), as well as two grandchildren, Alyssa and P.J. Sattler.

She was born in Virginia and attended school in King William County, Va., outside of Richmond. She graduated from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va., with a B.S. in chemistry with honors.

She moved to Schenectady, N.Y., to work for General Electric’s Corporate Research Laboratory.

She later met Tom who moved to Schenectady to work for IBM in applied science sales, and they married in 1959. Together they lived in Schenectady, Vestal, N.Y., Hartsdale, N.Y., Palo Alto, Calif., and finally Wilton in 1966.

She was very active in the community, most notably as president of the Overall Wilton PTA and also the Wilton Garden Club, DAR and Wilton Woman’s Club. She was an accomplished skier and tennis player.

In 1985 the couple founded Tom Brown & Company, Management Consultants, and saw it grow to eight professionals.

She and Tom saw much of the world, visiting more than 125 countries for consulting work and pleasure.

“Her generosity and love were appreciated by many,” her family said. “She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.”

A memorial is planned for late April. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to Stay at Home in Wilton ( or Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County ( would be appreciated.