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Nell Brooks

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Nell (Groenewegen), 87, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014 after living with Scleroderma for many years. She never said a negative word to those that knew her. Mrs. Brooks loved gardening, birds and the beauty of nature. Born in Garfield, she graduated from Lyndhurst HS in 1943. She lived in West Milford for 7 years coming from Fair Lawn where she lived for 43 years. She worked as a stenographer until she married Willis F. Brooks on December 27,1947, just after the great blizzard. She was also employed as a legal secretary for John Sartoga, Esq. for 26 years. Predeceased by her husband, Willis, and her son-in-law, Stephen Kovelkoski. Survived by her daughters, Lois Wells (and husband, Arthur) of Ringwood and Lynn Kovelkoski of Walden, NY. Loving grandmother to Adam, Travis, Daniel, Matthew and Joy, and great-grandmother to Noah, Chloe and Samantha. Funeral Service Friday at 11 AM at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Tpk, Riverdale. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Visitation Thursday 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Scleroderma Foundation Of The Delaware Valley, 385 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-1013 would be appreciated.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Jan. 15, 2014
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Richards Funeral Home Inc
4 Newark Pompton Tpke Riverdale, NJ 07457
(973) 835-0164
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