ROBERT WINSOR BROOKS - MIDDLEBURY - Robert Winsor Brooks, 84, died Sunday morning, Oct. 6, 2013, in Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 14, 1929, in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Earl and Vera (Stanley) Brooks. Robert was a graduate of Laconia High School, Class of 1947. Robert moved to Cornwall in 1971, coming from Laconia. He was a member of the Cornwall Congregational Church, and the Middlebury Lions Club. He was a volunteer at Porter Hospital, the Red Cross blood drive, and the V.F.W. Middlebury Thanksgiving Dinner. Robert received the International Award from the Middlebury Lions Club, Lions International, for his community volunteer work. He is survived by his companion, Loisann Skillings of Middlebury; his son, Robin J. Brooks and significant other, Susie Clark, of Crystal Hill, Calif.; his daughter, Rhonda Groleau and husband, Robert, of Franklin, N.H.; grandchildren, Ryan Brooks, Jeffrey Groleau, Bryan Groleau, David Groleau, and Peter Groleau; and six great-grandchildren. Robert was predeceased by his wife, Joyce (Drouin) Brooks on Jan. 25, 2006; his daughter, Roberta Ann Boucher; and siblings, Richard E. Brooks, Earl Brooks Jr., Emma Lyman, Nina Heald, and Mary Saunders. Memorial services will be held on Oct. 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Cornwall Congregational Church, with the Rev. Mary Kay officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home, www.sandersonfuneralservice.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cornwall Congregational Church; or the Addison County Humane Society, 786 Boardman Street, Middlebury, VT 05753.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Oct. 8, 2013