Former Cabinet Secretary, the late Brendan Browne, will be laid to rest this afternoon.

Mr. Browne, who passed away on Monday February 17th, served as Cabinet Secretary from March 2001 to November 2007.

A release from the Prime Minister’s Office, says Mr. Browne served with distinction at the local and regional levels, and spent the earlier part of his work life as a member of the teaching service prior to joining the Public Service.  

His Civil Service career spanned more than twenty-five years, during which time, he served in senior positions in various Ministries, including Foreign Affairs, Tourism, Culture, Justice and Health.  These included several acting appointments as Permanent Secretary and culminated with his appointment to the post of Cabinet Secretary in March 2001.

Subsequent to his retirement from the public service in November 2007, Mr. Browne was appointed as High Commissioner of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to Canada.  He held this office until June 2011.

The Prime Minister, the Cabinet of Ministers and the Office of the Prime Minister, have extended condolences to his family

Mr. Browne will be laid to rest, following a Funeral Service at the St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, Marriaqua, commencing at 2:00 p.m.  Viewing will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.  Interment will be at the Dumbarton Cemetery.