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Welcome Florence E. Browne Funeral Home

Let the Florence E. Browne Funeral Home family care for your family during this difficult season of bereavement. In business since 1912, our full service funeral home is well known for it's compassionate, professional & excellent service. Our staff is always available to assist you through the grieving process.

For many years Florence E. Browne has served many communities locally and abroad. Feel free to visit our Funeral Home located in the Village of Harlem, New York. Our Service Family would be more than happy to sit and answer your questions regarding funeral arrangements, cremations & pre-arrangements. In addition, we provide notary services as well as referrals for anyone desiring professional grief counseling.


Since 1912, The Florence E. Browne Funeral Home Family has been honored to serve your family with love, compassion and dignity. We have accomplished the vision of Florence E. Browne to enhance the community and strengthen the family during the most difficult seasons of their lives and we have accomplished it from our location at 436 Lenox Avenue! We have allowed “opulence” to pass us by in order to keep our prices affordable and, as so many of you have commented, maintained a “homey” atmosphere where you felt confident your loved one would receive personal, loving care. Florence E. Browne Funeral home has become the latest casualty of the gentrification that allegedly demonstrates a “new more progressive” Harlem. There are a lot of things I could say, HOWEVER, I will remain in the Spirit that has undergirded this funeral service ministry for 103 years … WE WLL CONTINUE TO PRAISE THE LORD!!!

With both sadness but Joy that the GOD we serve does ALL things well, effective Saturday, November 1, 2015 we will become one Funeral Home with two places that our family may continue to serve your family. Florence E. Browne Funeral Home, Inc will be located at 427 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (sharing space with A. Barrett Funeral Service) at the corner of Ralph and Bergen Streets. This means that we can now better, more efficiently serve those who have called upon us living in the Brooklyn, Queens & Long Island communities. In the Harlem community, we have been welcomed with open arms to share a space with the NEW Springfield Missionary Baptist Church located at 1880 Park Avenue, New York, New York directly on the corner of 128th Street! This location is a matter of minutes away from where you have always depended on us to care for you and your family during those difficult moments. As we did in the past, we will also be able to serve you in the comfort of your home. AND, in addition to these locations,, services are still available in the most sought after and popular houses of worship in the ti-state area! We have not lost our contacts

So again, effective SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2015 our location will change but our telephone number (212/283-5181), our fax (917/677-8224) and our email address ( febrowne@verizon.net) will ALL remain the same! You will have prompt attention from the same loving persons you have come to know and love!

Planning a Funeral


The funeral is an important step toward healing, not only for yourself, but for everyone who is affected by the loss of your loved one. There are a number of things to consider when putting someone’s final arrangements in place.

Which type of service will help you and your loved ones heal?

Having friends and family around you at a difficult time is the first step in the healing process. Whether you prefer a traditional funeral with a viewing or a contemporary service, we want to help you make the right decisions for you and the family and friends of your loved one.

At Times, people choose a fast service with little time for remembering a life lived. Having a funeral service with time to say goodbye and proper measures in place to ensure that your loved one is remembered now and in the future is important, not only for your healing, but for others as well.

Just imagine: Fifteen years from now, your loved one’s grandchildren will be able to get to know their grandfather thanks to our online memorial tribute pages. Click here to learn more.


Working Together

We know funerals and you know your loved one. Let’s work together to create a service that will pay a fitting tribute with the highest of standards. 

We’ll leave the details up to you. You can choose where, when and how to hold the service. You can choose the music you want played, the prayers that will be recited and the special services and personal touches that will help you honor a life well-lived. You make the decisions and leave the rest to us to make it happen.

Desmond Miguel




January 14, 1964 ~ May 5, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 11 o’clock AM
Friendly Baptist Church
Ogden Avenue
Bronx, New York

Desmond Christopher Miguel was born Tuesday, January 14, 1964 in New York City to the late John Antonio and Jean Rodriguez Miguel. He departed this life on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Harlem Hospital at age 50.

He graduated from Rice high school and attended City College of New York.

Raised in Spanish Harlem by a single Mother, he took on being the man of the house at an early age. as his sister would say "Desmond always knew how to provide for his family.

At age of 21 he obtained a job as a 911 operator to assist with family expenses. His good looks and charm enabled him to talk his way in or out of anything. In the Johnson Projects where he grew up, he stayed dedicated to helping his mother and his sisters children teaching them the importance of the chain of command … a lesson he taught all his nieces and nephews and eventually his own children. He ran into some obstacles in his life but remained positive throughout the years.

In 1995 he met and married the love of his life Sharolyn Canty. He then moved into MS houses with his wife and step son where he lived out the rest of his years raising his daughters and son. Later, he was baptized as a member of the Friendly Baptist Church. He devoted his life to his children and working constantly to provide the best for his children and beloved wife. His kind heart and generosity didn't end with his family, everyone in his community knew him as Uncle Des or Miguel the man who would go out his way to help people in any way he could.

Education and family was very important to him. He would say we are Miguels’ and encourage his family to be proud of that. He was a protector and a provider to all his family and a father figure to many. Also known for his humorous sayings such as "Long hair don't care" "Mama didn't raise no fool" or "Go read a book". He will forever be missed by his community, family and anyone that knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sharolyn Canty Miguel, two daughters Da jane and Jean Miguel of the home; one son Branden Canty of Gloversville, NY; two sisters, Panchita Miguel of New York, NY and Daranice Miguel of Atlanta, GA; one sister-in-law Bridgette H (Patrick) Carter Columbia SC; two Brothers-in-law, Bertrand (Laura) Canty and Kareem (Nichole) Canty both of New York, NY; mother-in-law, Rosa A Canty; one uncle, Raymond Rodriguez; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends too numerous to name.


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 PDr. Patricia A. Morris

Executive Director/Manager

 Tifini Brewster

Licensed Funeral Director



Patricia A. Morris Funeral Chapel, LLC formerly Florence E. Browne Funeral Home family care for your family during this difficult season of bereavement. In business since 1912, our full-service funeral home is well known for its compassionate, professional & excellent service. Our staff is always available to assist you through the grieving process.

Brooklyn Contact Info


Address: 427 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11233

Tel: (212) 283-5181

Fax: (917) 677-8224