The Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Co. (CATIC) said good bye to a long-time colleague. Edmond R. Browne, Jr., 66 died peacefully Nov. 18 at his home in Glastonbury, Conn., according to the obituary published by the Hartford Courant.
Browne was born May 6, 1947 in St. Charles, Ill. He was the son of the late Edmond R. and Lucille (Lehman) Browne. He received his bachelors and masters degrees at Northern Illinois University and his J.D. from Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.
At the time of his death, he was employed as senior vice president for legal and industry relations for the Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Co. of Rocky Hill. Browne was a long time employee of CATIC, having served as general counsel at the American Land Title Association (ALTA), and as senior vice president and corporate counsel at American Residential Mortgage Corp. Other positions held by Browne included senior vice president and corporate counsel for Norwest Mortgage Inc., counsel for Freddie Mac, and assistant director for Government Agency Relations for the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.
Once at CATIC, Browne continued to maintain his active participation in the industry with membership in entities such as the Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association. He also held leadership positions within the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Section.
Browne was deeply respected within his field by all who knew him for his great intelligence, ethical commitment and sharp sense of humor. He was an avid golfer, a longtime fan of the Washington Red Skins and the Chicago White Sox, a lover of art and well-known for his passionate political beliefs.
He is survived by two sons, Jason Browne and Collin Browne, the mother of his children Robin Marchetti and his sister Charlotte Lehman. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Roland and Max Lehman.
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