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Helen C. Brown
Helen C. Brown

Helen C. Brown, who taught music in Baltimore public schools for more than 30 years and later at the Renaissance Institute, died Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice of gall bladder disease. She was 93. The daughter of William Joseph Manley Sr., controller for the John O'White Roofing Co., and Helen Cecelia Ward, a Hutzler's and Stewart's department stores sales associate, Helen Cecelia "Nellie" Manley was born in Baltimore and was raised on Fernhill Avenue in West Arlington. After graduating in 1939 from the Institute of Notre Dame, she majored in piano and music education at what is now Notre Dame of Maryland University, where she earned her bachelor's degree...