Tiffany Brown

  • Born: August 15, 1993
  • Died: December 3, 2017
  • Location: Manchester, Connecticut

Carmon Community Funeral Homes

807 Bloomfield Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095

Tel. (860) 688-2200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Tiffany M. “Lucas” Brown, 24, of Manchester, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at home. She was born on August 15, 1993 in Manchester, CT, the daughter of Josie Sandra Acosta and Kenneth Brown. Tiffany grew up in South Windsor and attended the St. Gabriel’s Academy in Windsor. She was a graduate of South Windsor High School with the Class of 2011, where she enjoyed sports, French class, photography, and so much more. Tiffany was a wonderfully dedicated and hard-working employee at the Apple store in Evergreen Walk, a job she excelled at and loved. She will be remembered as a kind, bright, intelligent person who always had a smile on her face. She was extremely giving and generous. Tiffany loved everyone and opened a door for us to be accepting of all people. She was athletic and enjoyed many sports including co-ed hockey, which she played on the “Rotten Apples” with her co-workers. She had a passion for music and enjoyed playing the guitar, drums and singing. A kind, sensitive, very affectionate daughter, sister, family member and friend, she will be dearly missed by all. Along with her parents, Josie Sandra Acosta of Bloomfield, and Kenneth Brown of South Windsor, she leaves her sisters, Samantha Irizarry and Journie Crawford both of Bloomfield; her brother, Dorien McBride of Las Vegas, NV; her grandparents, Priscilla Brown of Manchester, Kenneth Brown Sr., of FL, Gabriel Acosta of Ponce, Puerto Rico, and Maria Acosta of Hartford; her beloved nephew whom she adored, Chance Minnifield of Bloomfield and many other family members and friends. She was predeceased by her grandmother Maria Vargas Acosta and her aunt Mattie Acosta who were both waiting to greet her in Heaven. Her family will receive friends on Friday, December 8, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor; with a funeral service to begin at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield. Please visit us at for online condolences and guest book.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Tiffany today is 4 months without you and it hasn't gotten easier. I love and miss you so much. How can I ever go back to my life without you? Samantha Journie and Chance miss you so much. We need you back. Sorry that I cry so much but they're tears of my love for you. I love you so much. I miss you so much. Please come back

Posted by Momma - Bloomfield, CT   April 02, 2018

My baby my love. It's been 2 months since you have left us and I miss you everyday. I know I said I'll be strong for you but my heart is broken and can't stop crying. How I wish I could turn back time. I want to hold you, kiss you, help you, just be your momma. I long to hear your voice, to see your smile, to hear you laugh, to hear the words I love you mammie. I miss you so much and love you so much. Please come back.

Posted by Tiffany's momma - Bloomfield, CT   February 04, 2018

You mattered so much to me. You mattered more to me than words can explain. You made an impact on me more than words can explain. I think about you every day. Im fighting my tears every day to stay strong for you. Im going to fight the fight for equality for all of us, I promise. I love you.

Posted by Armie - friend   January 05, 2018

To Tiff, I am sorry this happened. I wish we had spent more time together. I'll always remember this one time when we were around 10 yrs old. You had introduced me to Surge (soda). I was trying to enjoy it but I was too busy trying to deal with my allergies to your cat(s). You were laughing at me while my snot and eyes were running non stop. You will be missed.

Posted by Jamahl Owens - Windsor, CT - friend   December 31, 2017

Tiffany everyday I miss you. I don't know how to move on. I've called your phone and your message box is full. I've tried looking you up on Facebook and your profile doesn't come up. I miss you so much my baby. Tiffany if I could turn back time I would have made sure you knew how much you were loved. You would have known that no matter what you are going through that the love from your family and friends would help to make your sorrow go away. How I wish that I was there for you when you felt alone. Tiffany I did not see the extreme pain you were in and I will forever feel why I didn't. Please forgive me because I never meant to hurt you. I'm so sorry I didn't see your pain. Please know that I have always loved you and never will stop loving you. Please know that The tears and my breaking heart is because I love and miss you. I'm not upset with you and I want you to be happy in your internal life. Please watch over me and your friends and family. Please help guide us to make the right choices in our lives. Please help us to understand your feelings. Please come to me to let me know your okay. Tiffany I love you more than you can ever know. Please remember that I love you and always will. Rest In Peace my beautiful daughter. I love you Momma

Posted by Momma - Bloomfield, CT   December 31, 2017

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. You were such a great person and always had a big smile on your face wish we knew wat was behind that smile until we meet again rest easy. Love you TIFF. From Lissy and the girls❤

Posted by - family   December 29, 2017

Tiff, my little cousin I'm going to miss you more than anything. That smile funny laugh your clammy hands losing you we all lost a piece of us too. Growing up was an honor having you apart of the crew so many great funny crazy memories that I get to have for a lifetime. I remember you and Samantha Comin to see me in the hospital after I had Ace and you giving him the name Baby loaf,always loving on him tell him he was so cute always sharp like you. Your Aniyah your diva girly girl never missing a birthday or a phone call wishing them nothing but love from you. I showed Ace a pic of you and he said that's Titi Josie hahahaha. Rest easy and watch over us with Titi Mattie not goodbye it's see you later.. love you tiff(The prettiest 1)

Posted by Krystal Santiago - Glastonbury, CT - family   December 29, 2017


Tiff, your spunky spirit is completely irreplaceable. I remember the time we all went to the haunted graveyard a couple years back, we had so much fun even though we were all terrified and holding on to each other. And at Krys Olympic Games party and you had invited me to a Uconn party with you haha. May your spontaneous nature live on forever. We love you Tiff!

Posted by Amber Owens - Hartford, CT   December 29, 2017

Hi Tiffany
Thank you for visiting me the other night. Italy is absolutely beautiful. Watching you riding the Gondola was so peaceful and I am not sure what the Musician was playing but I am sure it was serene. I want to let you know that you can certainly come visit me any time. My dreams will always be opened for you. Sending you all my Love. Ivy❤❤

Posted by Ivette Hernandez - Windsor, CT - grandparent   December 29, 2017

Tiffany miss you so much! Wish we could change time! I know you knew how much I loved you, I love all my nieces and nephews but you had an special place in my heart, with that beautiful smile and laughter. Please look out for Samantha, Journie, and especially your momma! Please help them and us heal our heart's. Till we meet again your Titi Olga Maria Acosta Vargas. Xoxo

Posted by Olga Acosta - Hartford, CT - family   December 29, 2017


Im wish you the comfort in the strength she gave you, the love she wraps your heart with and her healing power to get you through this very difficult time. I will always remember you Tish

Posted by Tisha Crawford - Hartford, CT - family   December 28, 2017

Tiffy, the coolest out of my little sisters. I'll miss our random conversations, watching Disney Channel all day on the weekends, and making fun of Samantha with her sitting right next to us. Most of all I'll miss everything about your fantastic, bubbly, goofy personality. You would always hug me and make it seem like we just saw one another, when I would come home after being gone for a long time. We will all miss you sister and we know that you're watching over us. I love you so much Tiffy. Love, your big brother Dorian.

Posted by Dorian McBride - Las Vegas, NV - brother   December 28, 2017


One of Gods angels. Always and forever

Posted by Tamara Rowe - Houston, TX - friend   December 28, 2017

Tiff Terror...ill always remember you by that name because it was my favorite... was jus lookomg through some old pics and noticed i really only had 1 picture with you in it..crazy right it was when we all went to six flags that day me you chance samantha your mom journey...was such a fun day eas jus thinkin when we had all got on that wicked cyclone and it had like broke on the hill lol... then the cruise came up...last time i really got to see and talk to you...that was such a good trip and im so glad i got share those memories with you on it...we miss you so much already...until we meet again rock out those heavens for us all love you tiff

Posted by Luke Minnifield - Springfield, MA - friend   December 27, 2017

Tiff, you are surely missed everyday. Ill never forget how so little you were but how big your smile was. Thank you for being amazing! Until next time honey!

Posted by Rachael Pesce - friend   December 27, 2017

To my fifth baby girl Tiffany I cant tell you how hard all of this has been knowing you arent with us anymore. I truly loved your smile, kindness and no matter who you were with or what you were doing as soon as you saw the girls and I you would come right to us and give us all hugs that we will miss so much. I do want to say Im so glad to have had the pleasure of having you and your family in our lives. I would never forget the day someone asked me how many kids I had and I said four and you said no theres five of us. And its been that way for the girls and I ever since then. I love you more than you couldve imagined. Until we meet again.

Posted by Mery Ramos Perez - Windsor, CT - family   December 27, 2017

Tiff, Ill always remember the times we spent together. My favorite memory of you is you holding bully as a puppy and he fell asleep on your lap so peacefully. Thank you for being my sisters best friend. You are missed everyday. Nugget will always have a guardian angel because of you.

Posted by Romita Ahluwalia - friend   December 27, 2017

Shug... Ill miss you more than words. Forever I will cherish all of our memories from years and years. Thank you for the infinite amount of laughs and great times. You taught me how to be a better person, a better version of myself. I still cant and dont want to accept this, but I know Ill see you again someday. Until then Ill be here carrying your legacy and missing you. Every single day until we meet again. I love you more than life itself.

- Amrita

Posted by Amrita Ahluwalia - South Windsor, CT - friend   December 27, 2017

My baby sis, my little Tiffany, I have so many wonderful memories with you, I am so blessed to be your big sister. We had are fights are petty arguments but the love we had for each other was like no other. We always had each other's back and always in each others faces. I miss my annoying, crazy, funny, loving, sister. Things will never be the same. I will cherish the moments, memories, and adventures I had with you always and forever. I will never forget that smile, that corny laugh or even how you took forever to tell a story and never get to the point. Those clammy handy and beautiful long eyelashes and amazing hair, Just a beautiful person inside and out. Thanks for being a even more amazing titi to your chancesome, he misses you so much. Please watch over him and the rest of the family. We love you and miss you. Sister secrets forever!! Love your big sis Samantha and your nephew Chance

Posted by Samantha Irizarry - Bloomfield, CT - sister   December 27, 2017

My dear cousin Tiffany, Im so saddened to know I wont see that smile anymore, bump into you at Pride anymore and enjoy good times anymore. See you at family functions and you always change the vibes to laughs and fun because you were one of a kind. Last time we were together (before thanksgiving) was at the Cardi B concert and the min you saw me you ran up to me and gave me the biggest hung and said hey cuz we in here. You forever showed your family love. I will forever miss you, please watch over our family we need it more than ever especially your mom, sisters and Chance.

Rest peacefully cuz Ill forever remember and love you!

Posted by Mariah Acosta - New Britain, CT - family   December 27, 2017

From the moment you stepped into my life you changed everything. You were my friend and my love. To have experienced both things in one lifetime leaves me forever fortunate. I want to hide inside a convertible cocoon, it seems like only yesterday you were here beside me. I have stuck my love for you in the pocket of my jeans and I will carry it with me always.
I will meet you in Montauk.

Posted by Maddie King    December 27, 2017

Tiff, I wish I knew how to put our memories and feelings into words, but I don't. There's just too much to say that would never be enough. So, I guess I'll just say this. I love you so much, I miss you so much, and I can't wait to see you again. Smile down on us, your friends and beloved family. I'll never forget all the awesome times we shared and everything you've taught me. I was lucky to be your homie. Be at peace, and know you are loved. Until next time, Love Zack

Posted by Zachary MacMinagil - Manchester, CT - friend   December 27, 2017

Tiffany your spirit will always remain in our hearts. You are one of kind, We cherish all the kind moments you gave us, the warmth of your smile, your passion to help. Deep sympathy, love, and light we extend to, Josie, Samantha, Journie, and Chance, we will keep you uplifted in prayer. Thank you for sharing your precious Angel with our family. Tiffany we love you, Siempre. Liz, Dallas, Kortez, Beiliz, and Havana

Posted by Liz Rodriguez - Windsor, CT   December 27, 2017

Rest In Peace to the most sweetest, warm heart, so caring, so dear to so many people. May god receive you with open arms and give you everything you ever dreamed of. You will be the most beautiful angel in paradise as you were on earth. Sing your heart out and never loose your charm and your funny character you always had. You can now totally be yourself as you dreamed. I will never forget your warm hugs I received when I went over your moms house. RIP Sweet and warm at heart angel. xoxoxo

Posted by Maggie Diaz - East Hartford, CT - friend   December 27, 2017

Tiffany, A part of Our Cousin chain is Missing with you being Gone. Your smiling face will forever be how I remember you along with your laugh. I love you Cuz - No one will ever take your title of The Best Looking In the Family!
Ps - I know it was you who turned Alexa on that night with a Guitar Solo - Thank you for letting me know your Ok

I Love you

Posted by Natasha Hart - East Hartfo, CT - family   December 27, 2017

Tiffany, Im going to miss you so much . I will cherish our memories and hold them close, always. Your laugh and smile will never be forgotten. You always had everyone laughing and smiling-always. You had so much love to give and had the biggest heart. I will always remember all the good times we had and forever be grateful for being able to have you in my life. My heart is very heavy. Sending all my love to Josie, Ken, Samantha, Journie, Chance and family. She loved you all so very much. Thinking of you all xoxo

Posted by Taylor Arnett - South Windsor, CT   December 27, 2017


I miss you tiff and I love you I'm sad I can't see or hear about why you got your taco tattoo

Posted by Alysha Figueroa - Hartford, CT - family   December 27, 2017

Tiffany, we all will miss that smile that lit up any room you walked into, that bubbly personality that can turn anyones frown upside down. Watch over us, especially your mother, your sisters, and Chance. Until we meet again baby cousin, I love you.

Posted by Joel Rivera - Hartford, CT - family   December 27, 2017

Tiffany I miss you so much. My life will never be the same. 1 of my 3 wonders is gone. I am hurting so bad but I have to remember that you are happy. My daughter my baby my everything I love you so much and miss you.

Posted by Momma - Bloomfield, CT   December 15, 2017

Josie, Journie and family, sending love and light to you all, so very sorry for your loss ❤
Anne Blomstrand and family

Posted by A friend   December 12, 2017

My heart brakes to hear of the passing of Tiffany. I am so sorry. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.❤

Posted by Alyce Acosta - Charleston, WV   December 10, 2017



Posted by A friend   December 09, 2017

I just want to say, Wow Tiff it showed today how much you was loved, girl you have more friends than me! Everything was beautiful from your friend singing and all the family members saying things about you. Like I say till we meet again then we can hang with your agulea(grandmom) n your Titi Mattie. I expect for to visit me from time to time n of couse bring Titi Mattie n you agulea. Xoxo Titi Olga love you.

Posted by A friend   December 08, 2017

What a beautiful tribute. Tiffany know you were loved, may you rest peacefully.

Posted by Marisol Hernandez - East htfd, CT   December 08, 2017

My sincerest sympathy to you and your family. I never met Tiffany but have heard so many beautiful things thru my husband Sam. My Payers for you and may the lord give you the strength to continue to be strong thru this very difficult time. Melissa Irizarry ( Sam's wife)

Posted by A friend   December 08, 2017

Today we celebrate beautiful Tiffany,
In all her diversity, she was so nifty!
Tolerant, accepting and, Oh, so kind,
An all embracing personso very hard to find.
Her mind was as sharp as a laser beam,
A genius at her job on the APPLE team.
Lively, quick-witted, energetic and smart,
With a twinkle in her eye, she'd warm your heart.
Her colors were purple, sunshine and blue,
She was the sweetest person we ever knew!
Never gone, she's with us in the hereafter above,
Playing her guitar, and smiling down with love.

Always and forever, Aunt Bibi xx

Posted by A friend   December 08, 2017

I couldn't believe what I was hearing Kenny. The news is devastating. I hope you find solace in all Tiffany is for you. I know you'll find solace with Mom, Dad and Kim as well.

Posted by Bill Longo - Farmington, CT   December 07, 2017

OOoooo.......she was very pretty and I'm sure sweet.
My wife and I can feel for you people whereas we lost our 26 year old in a car accident in Enfield 3 years ago.

I'm so sorry for Your loss, as I try to remind myself, He/she is Fine, Wonderful, and extremely happy now, but not us. It's tough, 3 years seems like 3 weeks or less.

Sincerely, Daniel and Debra Phelan Wethersfield

Posted by A friend   December 07, 2017

A tragedy! Too young -- too soon! Very Sad.
Words are never enough --- only time will heal.
Friends and family are with you at this time of sorrow ----- hopefully this will provide love and support at this sad time.

Posted by Emanuel and Judith Robinson - Gilbert, AZ   December 07, 2017

Kenny, I am at a loss for words. Please know we are thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort. May the memories of Tiffany bring you strength and love always.

Posted by Monika, Morgan and Omi - South Windsor, CT   December 07, 2017

Dearest Brown/Acosta family,

I regret that I did not know Tiffany-Lucas, but my son did from South Windsor High school and he was fortunate to have had her as a mentor/trainer at the Apple Store. He shared with me that she was the most beautiful person inside and out, very smart, and had the greatest personality who had a gift in helping others. She was loved. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Laura Cirillo - South Windsor, CT   December 07, 2017


With deep sympathy to all the family and friends of this lovely girl.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Posted by Carol Celio- Coworker of Aunt Ivette - Wethersfield, CT   December 07, 2017

My deepest condolences to the Brown and Acosta family. May the sweet memories of Tiffany live forever in your hearts

Posted by Mildred Torres - Manchester, CT - Family Friend   December 06, 2017


Tiffany, may you rest comfortably in the arms of the angels. My heartfelt prayers and love go out to the Acosta and Brown family may God provide you all with strength and grace during this difficult time.

Posted by Molly    December 06, 2017

Sandra, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this extremely difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Elena Vazquez - Hartford, CT   December 06, 2017

Ken, I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. God Bless

Posted by Teresa Hebebrand - Windsor Locks, CT - coworker   December 06, 2017

My heart pours out to the whole family. I love you all and I'm here always.

Posted by Ianthe Wood - East Hartford, CT   December 06, 2017

I was honered to meet Tiffany at the Halloween party a couple of years ago. She seemed like such a shy but yet kind person. Samantha, please accept my most deepest condolences for you and your family. I know Goodbyes hurt the most when the story was not finished but take comfort in knowing that Tiffany will still live in your hearts forever;

Posted by Marilyn Rodriguez - Manchester, CT   December 06, 2017

My sincerest condolences to Tiffany's family and friends. I met Tiffany through my son Anthony. What I will always remember is that whenever I saw her she was always smiling and was always so polite. She was loved by many and will be missed by many - rest in peace sweet Tiffany.

Posted by Diane C. - South Windsor, CT   December 06, 2017

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall receive comfort. ~ Matthew 5:4

With prayers for the families.

Posted by A. Hinds    December 06, 2017


rest in peaceTiffany You were your own person and i will miss a lot. your [black]grandma [smile]

Posted by maria acosta - hartford, CT   December 06, 2017

Tiffany you'll be dearly dearly missed, I'm so sorry I couldn't been there for you, but I'm glad that I texted you Saturday night saying I love you, and you texted me right back quickly I love you Titi I'm safe and going to sleep.Just wish we could of spoken as I'd told you we need to talk and I'm serious and you said ok Titi. You'll always will be my Tiffany biffany that sweet girl that didn't mind when I asked you questions,cause I wanted to know and understand you, and you would giggle at me and I'll say I'm serious just want to know. I said I love you no matter what, and I meant that! I'm going to miss your Birthday calls that you never failed and all the Holidays. I just want you to rest in peace and be with your grandmother Maria and of course Titi Mattie. Luv you to the moon and back till we meet again and look out for all of us here especially your mom, dad, Samantha, Journie and of course your nephew Chance. xoxoxo

Posted by Olga Acosta - Hartford, CT   December 06, 2017


May you always give us light now as you did in life my dear friend. Watch over us as you did in life. I love you for ever.

Posted by Aura Talero - E. Hartford, CT   December 06, 2017

Tiffany (Lucas), this is still so unreal to me to all of us. I always enjoyed waliking into the Apple Store and looking at you grinning because you already knew I lost my password. Yeap everyone knew your Aunt Ivy. As I left the Apple store I always gave you a kiss and told you I Love you. I am so fortunate to of had the opportunity to of had you even if it was only for 24 years. I will miss you and I just have to find another Apple store because it will hurt to walk in and not know you won't be there. Sending you kisses and I Love you from eart to Heaven.
Love Ivy ❤

Posted by Ivette Hernandez - Windsor, CT   December 06, 2017

Rest in peace sweet Tiffany. You will always hold a special place in my heart. Your memory will be with many people forever. My prayers are with your family. Until we meet again my friend.. God Speed.

Posted by Lucy Herring - South Windsor, CT   December 06, 2017

Ok Tiffany stop laughing at me. Let me tell you why she's laughing. Because not only do I text slow I'm horrible with this phone thing. I have not slept as I have been working on the her service. It's not an easy thing for me to do and need it to be personal. So I wanted her momma to be the 1st one to give her my love. I guess I didn't save it and it broke my heart. I was crying hysterically and went into Samantha's begging her to find it for me. So let me tell you why I freaked out. I was letting my chicken medium know how much I love her and miss her. How my heart is broken into pieces. How I long to hold you. To let you know I'm here for you always and forever. Tuti my life will never be the same without my chicken medium. Chickens big and little will never be the same. My pretty girl momma always loved you. I would sell my soul for you Samantha and Journie. I love you all so much and have proven that with all the struggles heart aches sacrifices I made to make sure that my chickens grew up to be respectful honorable loving caring young woman. I can sit here and say that I did because you are the most affectionate loving caring respectful beautiful soul I've known. I am so proud to be your momma. My Minnie me. I have been blessed to have been given the miracle that only God can give to have you call me momma. This morning as I writing I felt her trying to be nosey to see what I was slowing typing like an old lady. I was letting her know that for the 1 st time in years her dad and I were finally her parents together. Tiffany you know your dad has been talking more than I can handle but he stops and laughs when I give him the look and he'll focus. You can continue laughing Tiffany cuz you know you know it's the truth. I let Tiffany know that I love her so much that I'm going to put my harsh feelings aside and give her what she longed for and she said to me thank you momma for understanding . I love you so much Tiffany that I'll do whatever makes you happy. Then I felt her being nosey again. She put a genuine smile on my face. So I decided to end my message to because this feeling in my heart that my pretty girl is with me is not a feeling I want to let go. I feel so happy that my baby is here with me right now. So tuti push over and let's have our snuggle time. Momma loves you pretty girl

Posted by My momma Acosta - Bloomfield, CT   December 06, 2017

Sandra, So sorry for your loss. Our condolences and prayers to you and the family at this difficult time.

Posted by Sockie - New Britain, CT   December 06, 2017

Ken & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace at this time. Paul Bednarz.

Posted by A friend   December 06, 2017

My deepest condolences to you during this most difficult time. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory, because those who pass on are precious in his eyes. - Psalms 116:15.

Posted by L Renfroe    December 06, 2017

Our sincere sympathies for your loss.

Posted by Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home - South Windsor, CT   December 06, 2017