Diane Marie Brown Moran

Make text smaller Make text larger

Diane Marie Brown Moran, 76, died peacefully on Sunday May 12, 2019 at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in New Brunswick with her two sons at her side.

Diane, daughter of the late William and Helen (Adderley) Dutches was born in Paterson May 21, 1942. She grew up in Hawthorne and in 1961 married Donald J. Brown. Ten years later they moved to Vernon Twp. where they raised their two sons, William and Edward. Diane, a resident of Whiting since 2002 worked in the offices for J & L Carpet in Whiting.

Diane was predeceased by her husband, James Moran in 2009, brother William Dutches killed in Vietnam in 1966 and a granddaughter Sarah Anne Brown in 2001. She is survived by her 2 sons; William H. Brown & his wife Lois Ivanoff of Battle Ground, WA and Edward J. Brown & Mary Cook of Vernon Twp., brothers & sisters; Brenda Dittfield of Hawthorne, George Dutches of Ocean City, MD, Margaret Barrios & her husband Rick of Wantage Twp. and Frank Dutches & his wife Debra of Monroe, CT as well as her 2 grandchildren; Edward T. and Emily M. Brown.

A celebration of Diane’s life will be held at a later date.

Private cremation has been entrusted to Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon. For online condolences, please see www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

Make text smaller Make text larger


Pool Rules


Rain pushes VTHS graduation indoors
They say that rain on a happy occasion means good luck. Well, on June 18, it poured all day, so the Vernon Township High School graduates of 2019 are guaranteed good luck. The...
Read more »

Group plans donation day
The Heritage and Agriculture Association, Inc. will host a donation day on Sunday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m .at Lusscroft Farm, 50 Neilson Road, Wantage, N.J.

Read more »

Pronesti defends rib-eating title
Having to rush through lunch was a good thing for Vinny Pronesti today as he defeated six other contestants to defend his plate and title at the 9thannual Rock, Ribs & Ridges...
Read more »

High Point seniors graduate to next phase
High Point Regional High School held its annual graduation on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
— Photos by Vera Olinski

Read more »


Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


Local News
Cafe travel group plans meeting
  • Jun 14, 2019
Local News
Little Sprouts holds graduation
  • Jun 17, 2019
Local News
Adult therapy in a farm presence
  • Jun 19, 2019


Find more about Weather in Lafayette, NJ