Honorary Posts for PF

Honorary Board member Mary Lou GeoffroyMary Lou Geoffroy – Auburn NH, Secretary of the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Mary Lou Geoffroy was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis in January of 2009.  At the end of 2009 her condition deteriorated and ultimately was admitted to Mass General Hospital in Mid December.  After numerous tests and 3 weeks at the hospital, the diagnosis of Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis was confirmed.  In January of 2010, Mary Lou was placed on the lung transplant list in the Northeast Region with Mass General Hospital as the primary hospital.  On June 12 of 2011, Mary Lou received a call from Mass General Hospital with the possibility of a donor for a double lung transplant and subsequently received a double lung transplant on June 13th, 2011 .  Unfortunately, due to complications while in the hospital, Mary Lou Geoffroy died on December 18, 2011.  We shall long remember one of the founders of our benevolent organization and a beautiful wife.

Ron Geoffroy Sr., President


Edward Brown

Edward Brown 

September 3, 1941 – July 2, 2013.

Ed was a long time Westwood, Massachusetts resident, who served his country in the Army National Guard. He also served the town of Westwood as a police officer and firefighter prior to his retirement. He is most known for the logo on his trucking company’s trucks, “Brown’s In Town “.

Ed was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2010. Upon which he immediately qualified to be placed on the Mass General Hospital Transplant list. He received his call for his new lung on February 17, 2012 and had his transplant on the 18th. He fought a long hard battle dealing with many complications along the way and passed peacefully on July 2, 2013.

August 19, 2013 – to date donations made to the Second Wind Foundation on behalf of Ed Brown, Total $755

 Others in Memoriam:


William Howe

March 16, 2014 – to date donation made to the Second Wind Foundation on behalf of William Howe, Total $615


Frances Alberta Greene

March 16, 2014 – to date donation made to the Second Wind Foundation on behalf of Frances Alberta Greene, Total $1175

3 Responses to Honorary Posts for PF

  1. Ron says:

    Site looks awesome

  2. Karla DeJesus RN says:

    Hey Ron,
    Just thinking about you and Marylou here in the SICU. I was just reminiscing with Lily about you guys! Hope your well. We are thinking of you bot with fond memories!

    • Thanks Karla
      It’s wonderful to hear from you! Say hi to everyone there at the SICU. I’ve been meaning to show my face and will do so at some point. Hopefully you’ll be there.
      We continue to help fund research for PF at MGH with our Foundation events in Mary Lou’s name. We have an upcoming event here Feb 22 a hockey game with the Manchester Monarchs. Would you be willing to post a poster on the bulletin board there at the SICU?

      Hope to see you soon!


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