Jeffrey D Brooks

Born: Tue., Aug. 14, 1962
Died: Sun., Apr. 23, 2017


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 27, 2017
Location: Jackman Funeral Home


Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Apr. 28, 2017
Location: St. Patricks C hurch


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Jeffrey D. Brooks, 54, of 327 Main Street, Douglas, MA, passed away in his home on April 23, 2017, following an illness. Jeff was born in Whitinsville, MA on August 14, 1962.  Jeff shared his birthday with his twin sister, Julie, and was proud of this unique bond that they shared.  
Jeff was educated in the Northbridge Public Schools, and worked at Fenwal Corp. in Ashland, MA, before realizing his dream job as a corporate travel agent for EMC, where he worked for many years. Jeff lived for travel and adventure, and enjoyed traveling to Jamaica and other locations around the USA.  He was skilled in and enjoyed assisting clients and friends in arranging their travel plans. His love of travel took him outside of New England’s unpredictable climate, as he relocated to Phoenix, AZ where he lived for many years – the Southwest was Jeff’s life-long love, and he thoroughly enjoyed this time in his life before health issues necessitated his return to family and friends in the Northeast. Jeff was extremely proud and grateful for his large, extended family and enjoyed relationships with his aunts and uncles, and especially enjoyed connecting and catching up with his cousins at “cousin parties”.  However, he felt the deepest bond as one of six children with his own birth family, whom he spoke with daily and who supported him with love.
Jeff is survived by his parents, Joseph H. and Joan (Deschene) Brooks, Jr. of Dover-Foxcroft, ME (formerly of Whitinsville, MA); four sisters: Joan Brothers (Charles), Julie Phelps (Jason), Lisa Cove (James), all of Douglas, and Lynn Johnson (Eric) of Topsham, ME; a brother, Joseph H. Brooks III (Cheryl) of North Grosvenordale, CT, as well as 5 nephews and 4 nieces, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Additionally, Jeff is survived by his close, life-long friends, Peggy Calloway of Phoenix, AZ, and Clyde Anderson of Houston, TX.
His funeral will be held Fri. April 28, 2017 from Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St. Whitinsville with a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 1 Cross St. Burial will be at a later date. Calling hours at the funeral home are Thurs. April 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jeff’s memory to the St. Patrick’s Ministry Program, P.O. Box 60, Whitinsville, MA  01588 or to the American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Rd., Suite 301 Framingham, MA 01701 . To leave a condolence message for the family please visit www. jackmanfuneralhomes.com

Charitable donations may be made in Jeffrey's memory to the following organizations:

American Lung Association
http://www.lungma.org
460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451
Tel: 781 890 4262

St. Patrick’s Prayer Shawl Ministry
PO Box 60 Whitinsville, MA 01588

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Denise Plante
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
So many childhood memories. So many days spent at your parents house growing up hanging out with you, Lisa and Julie everyday after school. Jeff, rest easy my friend, watch over your family and all who knew you and loved you. In my thoughts and prayers.

Robyn (Deschene) Savoie
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Dear Aunt Joan, Uncle Joe, Joan, Joe, Julie, Lisa, & Lynn

I am sorry to hear of Jeff's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad and difficult time. I have fond memories of Jeff when we were growing up. May all the memories you have help to get you through this.

Love,
Robyn

Louise Bardon Deane
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Joan, Joe and family, so sorry for your loss. The most painful thing for a parent to experience. May he rest in peace.

Debra Daigle
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Sorry for your lost of your son,brother aunts,uncle and your friends and family jeffrey was a fine man enjoyed life and a great neighbor

ShirleyDubois
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Joe & Joan, So sorry to hear of your son's passing.. That's not the way it's suppose to be.He has started his new journey, and I'm sure will be happy . God Speed.


With sympathy
Shirley

Justine LaPierre
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Julie,
My deepest sympathy to you and you family during this time of grief.
Love,
Justine

Peggy Callaway
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Words are not adequate to express my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Jeffrey was the most loving, patient and forgiving person I have ever known. Not only that he gave the best hugs. I am so deeply saddened for your loss. You could not meet Jeff and not like him. Jeffrey touched many lives in Arizona. I for one will miss him with all my heart. As you are grieving in the most difficult of times please know that I am here for you. Please reach out if there is anything I can do. I Love You All !!!!!

Mike Lemoine
   Posted Fri April 28, 2017
What can I say? Jeff was a big part of my childhood. So many fond memories of the family and all of us hanging out. I will miss him.
May you find peace and be blessed during this difficult time.

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