Annual Memorial Candle Lighting

Join us on December 11th at the Huntington Congregational Church in Shelton for our annual candle lighting. Every year we hold this beautiful event full of love, hope and memories in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends World Wide Candle Lighting.  The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting […]

Recipient For The Darcie Sims Memorial Scholarship Announced

We received so many heart touching essays this year.  What an honor to share the stories of your loved ones.  The decision was difficult and we are hoping that in the future we can offer more than one.  This year’s recipient is Janelle Ovunda from Arkansas.  If you would like to read Janelles story about her […]

Open To Hope presents “Men In Grief”

Recently, my husband and Tony’s step dad Jeff Castaldo had the opportunity to share his thoughts with Dr. Heidi Horsley and Dr. Gloria Horsley, hosts of The Open To Hope TV program out of New York City.  Jeff sat alongside Glen Lord, Noah’s Dad, President of The Compassionate Friends and owner of The Grief Toolbox […]

Tears For Thanksgiving

I woke this morning with tears flowing from my eyes. Thanksgiving is just 5 days away. This heaviness fills my heart as I struggle to remain grateful for all the blessings in my life. I am blessed. I have a loving husband, two amazing, surviving sons, family, friends, love, hope, peace and so much more.   […]

4TH Annual Memorial Blood Drive to Celebrate Tony’s 30th Birthday!

On March 7, 2015, just two days before Tony’s 30th birthday we are hosting our fourth annual memorial blood drive through the Red Cross.  The drive will be held at Good Shepard Lutheran Church at 466 Elm Street, Monroe, CT between the hours of 7:45Am and 1PM.  You may visit The Red Cross Site and […]

The Darcie Sims Memorial Conference Scholarship

The Tony Brown Foundation LLC is pleased to announce that it will be sending ONE grieving parent to The Compassionate Friends/USA 38h National Conference. In 2012, I had the privilege of meeting Darcie Sims at the Costa Mesa Conference!  That was an event that turned my grief journey into one of healing and helping.  I had […]

Worldwide Candle Lighting For All Our Loved Ones

Sunday, December 14th will be our annual candle lighting and remembrance of our loved ones.  Every year we hold this event in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends WorldwIde Candle Lighting.  The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the […]

Anthony’s Room~A Film About Sibling Loss

In August of 2007, Tony packed up his car and headed off to Orlando, Florida, where he would pursue an education in film at Full Sail University.   This decision was not made lightly.  Tony had attended Hartford University right out of High School in 2003.  As many parents know all too well, the best […]

Helping Raise Awareness

There has been much controversy over the latest facebook challenge.  What you are suppose to do is dump a bucket of ice cold water over your head and then challenge three other of your friends to do this to raise awareness for ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease).  In the past two weeks, donations are up $3 […]

The TCF scholarship winner’s essay about her experience!

I had the pleasure of meeting Kade’s mom Jenny and his Grandma at this years’ Compassionate Friends Conference.  Jenny had applied for the scholarship to attend her first conference and was chosen for her powerful essay she wrote.  I am truly honored to be able to contribute to the healing of others through the foundation. […]