Monday, June 21, 2010

Alice P. Brownell

Belfast, NY - Alice P. Brownell, 70, a former resident of 15 ½ Main Street died on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center with her family at her side. She was born March 23, 1940 in Wellsville the daughter of the late Clarence E. and Helen Pearl (Haskins) Armstrong.

Alice was employed as a waitress at the Texas Hot and the Cross Diner in Wellsville, Ernida's in Andover and the Belfast Hotel. Alice enjoyed being a waitress and getting to know her regular customers. The highlight of Alice's career was in the early 60's while working at a diner in Rochester, she served two actors; Richard Chamberlain from the "Dr. Kildare" show and Vince Edwards from the "Dr. Ben Casey" show. She always treasured the autographed photos she received. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Belfast and enjoyed scratch off tickets.

She was a loving mother of five children, Daniel E. (Linda) Brownell, Jeanna L. Brownell, Elmer A. Brownell III, Darrold L. (Doria) Brownell and Clarence G. Brownell all of Wellsville, five granddaughters, Kay (Andy) Middaugh, Jessica L. Cole, Krystal (Chris) Howard, Deanna Brownell and Darcy Brownell, one great grandson, Dylan Howard, four brothers, Roy, John and Glenn Armstrong all of Wellsville and Neil Cline of Scio, three sisters, Vina Raught of Angelica, Helen Coy of Wellsville and Olive Jordan of Ravenna, Ohio as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Gordon and Clarence Armstrong, one sister, Virginia Greenman, her husband, Elmer A. Brownell Jr. and her long time companion, Stanley Prentice.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Friday, June 25, 2010 at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Pastor Dick Helms presiding. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Belfast. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Lung Association or HomeCare & Hospice. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. Clarence,
    I am very sorry to know of your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  2. My condolences to the family of Alice. Alice was gracious, sweet, and caring with a great sense of humor. she is fondly remembered by the friends she has here in Belfast.

    Jeanne Comstock
    Belfast NY