Marlene G. Brown, 57, of West Windsor died Oct. 26, 2018. Born in Queens, she moved to Great Neck, N.Y., as a child.
Ms. Brown graduated from Brown University in 1983, and worked in Paris, New York, and Washington, D.C., before enrolling in Rutgers Law School-Newark, where she earned a J.D. in 1989.
With a passion for tax law, she first had a stint at the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche before clerking for Judge Lawrence Lasser, presiding judge of the New Jersey Tax Court, and then began a long career with the State of New Jersey’s Division of Law, most recently as Senior Deputy Attorney General and Section Chief. She argued several significant cases before the N.J. Supreme Court, and served as a fellow with the National Association of Attorneys General U.S. Supreme Court Fellowship Program in Washington.
A fluent French speaker, she spent an academic year in Paris as an undergraduate and a year clerking at a Paris law firm.
She was active in Congregation Beth Chaim in Princeton Junction, where she served as sisterhood president; a board member of the Central Jersey Youth Orchestra; and an active volunteer and fund raiser for Breast Cancer Resource Center.
She is survived by her husband, David McMillin; two sons, Mark Brown-McMillin of New Brunswick and Benjamin Brown-McMillin of Ithaca, N.Y.; her parents, James and Barbara Brown of East Windsor; a sister, Caren Haase of West Windsor; and a brother, Michael Brown of Chappaqua, N.Y.
Services were held Oct. 30 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Resource Center in Princeton or Newport Jazz Festival, c/o Newport Festivals Foundation, Essex, Mass.