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Craig Robert Browne, born in Huntington, Long Island on April 16, 1952, died peacefully on September 1, 2022 surrounded by his family. He lived a remarkable life. He was the devoted husband of almost 30 years to Jacqueline (Chichi) Browne and made homes first in Brookline and later in Chestnut Hill, MA.
He attended public school in Huntington, New York and graduated from John H. Glenn High School. Craig was a high school athlete and played varsity football and basketball. He also learned to play the saxophone and bass guitar, which birthed his passion for music. He always loved music and during his college summer days he worked as an usher at New York City’s Fillmore East and attended many concerts of popular music groups of the times. Craig graduated from Washington College in Chestertown, MD., and received his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk Law School, Boston, MA.
Craig was appointed as an Assistant Attorney General under Frank X. Belotti where he worked in the Antitrust Division. He was successfully recruited by Wayne Budd and Flash Wiley and became one of the members of the Black Boston firm Budd, Riley, and Wiley, which became (Fitch, Richlin and Tourse)Throughout his legal career he developed his sports/ entertainment and insurance litigation practice. He also joined Goldstein, Manello and later Prince, Lobel and Tye. Some noted clients include Maurice Starr, Ralph Tresvant and Marky Mark, as well as countless young artists, producers and athletes. Craig was a member of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and a former Board Member of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association.
Craig and Jacqueline met on Martha’s Vineyard and were married November 3, 1992 in Jamaica, West Indies among a host of relatives and friends. When not in his home in Brookline or his office in Boston, he spent his time in Martha’s Vineyard entertaining his many friends and family. Food was his love language and he was an avid cook and gardener. He was also passionate about football, especially the New England Patriots, and a Boston sports fanatic. Creating memories from moments was his gift in life.
He is predeceased by his parents Bernard and Enid Browne. Craig is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Browne; sister Lenore Browne; step-son Jason King; daughter-in-law Myralis King; step-daughter Marianne Robinson-Pingree; son-in-law Albert Pingree; granddaughter Sophia Isabella Pingree; and many other loving family, friends and grateful clients.
Services to be held in Boston at Prince Lobel Tye, LLP, One International Place Ste. 3700, Boston, MA 02110, on October 1, 2022 at 1 PM
In lieu of flowers, donations in Craigs Browne's name can be made to: the Island Grown Initiative Food Pantry PO Box 622, Vineyard Haven, Ma, 02568 www.igimv.org
Island Grown Initiative Food Pantry
PO Box 622, Vneyard Haven MA 02568