Sara E. Brown of Riverhead died Aug. 27, 2019. She was 71 years old.

She was born in North Carolina on Jan. 26, 1948. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Riverhead Nursing Home (Acadia Care Center). She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, gardening and fishing.

Predeceased by her son Shawn in 2013, she is survived by her children, Natasha Hedgebeth of Rochester, New York, Angela Alvarado of Riverhead, Cornelius Hedgebeth of Riverhead, Lucretia Hedgebeth of Riverhead, Troy Brown of Georgia, and Teresa Brown of Palmyra, New York. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Galilee Church of God in Christ in Riverhead, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Riverhead Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead.

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