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Diane L. (Parana) BROOKS

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BROOKS, Diane L. (Parana) Diane L. (Parana) Brooks, 66, beloved wife of Donald L. Brooks, of South Windsor, died Friday (December 10, 2010) at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford after a two year battle with cancer. Born in Norwalk on July 4, 1944 daughter of the late Charles F. and Malvina (Nevidjon) Parana she had lived in South Windsor for the past 35 years. Before retiring, Diane worked for many years at the family's accounting business. She was a big fan of Disney, Elvis Presley and John Wayne. In her younger years, she enjoyed riding horses and barrel racing. In addition to her husband, she leaves her children, Charles Brooks and his wife, Jennifer of Rocky Hill and Laura Flurkey and her husband, Robert of Ellington; two grandsons, Julius James Brooks and Jesse Kierstead; her step mother-in- law, Rhiva Brooks of Billerica, MA and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Carol Gall. The funeral service will be held on Monday (December 13) at 11 a.m., at Temple Beth Hillel, 40 Baker Lane, South Windsor. Burial will follow at Wapping Cemetery, South Windsor. Her family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service and from 5 to 8:30 p.m., at her home. Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, South Windsor, has care of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Cancer Center, 94 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit us at www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2010
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