Rennie Levine 1954 - 2018

Obituary of Rennie Levine

Rennie Esther Levine, 63, found eternal peace Wednesday March 21, 2018.  Born December 1, 1954 to William and Rosalind Levine.  Rennie was born in the Bronx and was raised in Far Rockaway Queens.  Rennie was an avid traveler, inspriring artist who loved all things music and hands.  She was, for sure, a one of a kind woman and filk legend.

Rennie is survived by her husband, Mike Browne and their loving son, Liam Browne.  In addition, her brother Fred (Michelle) Levine, sister, Abbe Levine, and nieces and nephews, Amanda, Billy, Bobby and Zoey Levine, and a host of lifelong friends

Rennie will be deeply and forever missed.

Visitation for family and friends will take place Saturday,March 24th 2018  between 7-9 pm and there will be a funeral service on Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at 12 noon.




7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday, March 24, 2018
Weinstein Garlick Kirschenbaum Chapels
1153 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Funeral Service

12:00 pm Sunday, March 25, 2018
Weinstein Garlick Kirschenbaum Chapels
1153 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Donations in Rennie's Memory

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Safe Horizon or any animal rescue organization. Safe Horizon Development Department Attn: Donor Services 2 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10007 If you would like to donate on line, please click on the link to the left.


  1. REPLY
    Lynn Gold says

    I always enjoyed the time I spent with Rennie. Her sense of humor was infectious. My favorite time was when she and I did a tag-team concert as the “Two Bitchy Bsbes,” a spoof of a folk tour called the “Four Bitchin’ Babes.”

    Sniff. Hers was not a voice to be silenced.

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    Elisabeth Martinez says

    Rennie…how sad to know you have passed..I remember growing up with you in our lives in Bay Towers…you were such a loving caring person..and you will be missed. Rest In Peace, May our paths cross later in life ❤️

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    Jacquelyn Geores says

    Dear Abbe & Family

    I have never met your sister but I recognize the bond sisters share.

    I am so sorry for your your family's loss.


    Jacquelyn Rhodes Geores

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    W. Randy Hoffman says

    Rennie was a wonderful person with wonderful talents. I'll miss her but will cherish my memories of her. I wish strength, comfort, peace, and (if possible) a little of her spirit of laughter for her family and everyone else who knew and loved her.

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    Kate Browne & family says

    You all in our thoughts and prays

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    Callie Hills says

    So sorry for your loss, Mike, Liam, Amanda, and family. She was a wonderful woman. I hope her memory is a blessing to you, and to all who knew her. I had the pleasure of singing with her at a handful of filk circles, and have gladly propagated some of her songs here on the left coast. Namaste'.

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    Paula Lieberman says

    Rennie brought joy and laughter. Many of her songs needed people forewarned, "Do NOT be drinking or eating anything, because you will choke on it laughing at the lyrics!"

    She and her songs have made the world a better place.

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    April Kreutzer says

    I am so sorry for your loss I have so many good thoughts of everyone in your family Abbe and Fred you and your family will be in prayers Miss you

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    Mark Mandel says

    May her memory always be for a blessing.

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