Eileen Gallant Brown

April 1, 1954 - October 10, 2011
Eileen Gallant Brown


Eileen Gallant Brown died on October 10, 2011 after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Methuen, Massachusetts on April 1, 1954 to the late Maurice and Julia Gallant and is survived by her husband Maynard and son Brendan of the home in Wilmington, NC as well as her brothers Karl Gallant of Fairfax Station VA, Gary Gallant of Boston MA, Robert Gallant of Concord , NC; sisters Judy Trask of Westford MA, Michelle Stauble of Pelham NH, Janice Poulain of Chelmsford MA, many nieces and nephews and her dear friends at Randall Library and within the UNCW community.

She received her BA from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1977 and was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and the women’s rowing team. She received her Masters in Information Science from the Catholic University of America in 1985. She had been on the Faculty of UNCW since 1988 and was the Government Documents Librarian at the time of her death.

A graveside service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery at 3:30 PM on Thursday, October 13, 2011.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UMASS Women’s Rowing Team, 234 Boyden, MA 01003

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  • October 12, 2011
    Maura Halkiotis says:
    So sorry to hear about Eileen's death. I was her roommate for a time at the Chi Omega sorority at UMass. She was always full of adventure and full of life. We shared many laughs as well as tears. My thoughts are with you during this sad time.

  • April 20, 2021
    Richard says:
    my memory with you at U of M is still with me.

  • April 20, 2021
    Richard says:
    Eileen, a true spirit with me at U of M. Can not believe you are not with us.

  • October 14, 2011
    Norvell, Mary, and Carlson Miller says:
    Dear Maynard and Brendan, We are so sad about Eileen's death and are thinking of your family.

  • October 14, 2011
    Liz Larson says:
    Dear Maynard and Family, We only had the pleasure of meeting Eileen one time, but it was enough to know how much fun she was and how much she loved her family. Hold on to all your fond memories and keep her in your hearts. We are sending you a heartfelt hug and prayers. The Larson Family