Armande Celestine “Aimee” Browning (née Amblard) died Dec. 18 at age 94 after a long illness in Sarasota, Florida.
Mrs. Browning was born Aug. 2, 1924 in Paris, France, on Rue Saint-Martin near Paris City Hall to Marie Anne Trividic and Marcel Eugene Amblard. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority at West Virginia University and graduated in 1947 with a degree in French. On July 4, 1947, she married Jackson Browning, then in law school. Over the next 14 years, the couple welcomed four children and moved first to Queens, then Ardsley before settling in Scarsdale, where their children graduated from high school.
In the early 1960s, Mrs. Browning earned her real estate license. She proved to be a wizard at matching buyers to houses. She obtained her broker’s license and in 1975 she and three partners purchased the Julia B. Fee Real Estate Agency. From then until her retirement in her 80s, she was constantly involved in making deals, selling houses throughout southern Westchester County.
Mrs. Browning loved golf. She started playing at Scarsdale Golf Club, where she once won the Women’s Niners Championship. She also enjoyed playing at Winged Foot Golf Club and Sea Island (GA) Golf Club with family and friends. Mrs. Browning was always actively involved with the community and was a member of the Scarsdale Woman’s Club.
Mrs. Browning is survived by her son Jackson Browning Jr. of New York City; son James (Robin) Browning of Westfield, New Jersey; daughter Elizabeth (Gregg) Jones of Palmetto, Florida; daughter-in-law Lisa Browning of Barrington, Rhode Island; grandchildren Christopher, Karen (Christopher Ahern), Jackson (Alyssa), Lauren, Alyssa, Russell and Kristin and great granddaughter Claire Ahern. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, her son Dr. Richard Browning and her daughters-in-law Susan Pollard Browning and Becky Shaver Browning.
The family is planning a private service.