Kenneth R. Brooks, 84NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Kenneth Robert Brooks, 84, of 40 College Ave. died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at his home.
Born in North Adams on Jan. 24, 1928, a son of Arthur and Eleanor Brown Brooks, he attended schools in North Adams including the former St. Joseph's High School.
An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Infantry and was proud of his service.
Mr. Brooks was employed as a supervisor for Williams College Dining Services retiring in 1998. Previously, he had worked for many years as a foreman at the former Sprague Electric Co.
He was a member of North Adams American Legion Post 3125, Greylock Community Club and the North Adams Elks Club. He also was a communicant of St. Elizabeth's Church.
He and his wife, the former Theresa "Ty" Blondin, were married on Feb. 26, 1949.
Besides his wife of 63 years, he leaves three daughters, Linda LaCosse and her husband, Daniel, of Hancock, Diane Marlow of North Pownal, Vt., and Carol Parker and her husband, Daniel, of North Adams; a brother, Gordon Brooks of the state of Florida; six grandchildren, Justin Kanelos, Ryan Marlow, Laura Marlow, Daniel LaCosse, Nathan Parker and Alyssa Parker, and three great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased his grandson Jeffrey LaCosse, brothers Donald, Roger and Robert Brooks, and a sister, in infancy.
FUNERAL NOTICE — A liturgy of Christian Burial for Mr. Brooks will take place Thursday, Jan. 24, at 11 from St. Elizabeth Church in North Adams. Burial will take place in the spring in the family plot in Clarksburg Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 4 to 7 at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams. Memorial donations are suggested for the VNA & Hospice of Northern Berkshire through the funeral home.